Sponsors - EDTx


NBC Channel 5

NBC 5 is the NBC-owned television station serving the communities of North Texas with quality news and entertainment programming on NBC 5, COZI-TV (Digital 5.2) and online at NBCDFW.com. NBC 5 is committed to sustainability. We provide environmental perspectives to our audiences through both news and entertainment programming and incorporate Green initiatives into company operations. In 2013, NBC 5 began operating from a newly constructed, state-of-the-art media facility designed to become the only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified media facility in the DFW market. The new facility, The Studios at DFW, will be one of the few such broadcast facilities in the country, pending final certification.


Planet Productions

Planet's ability to take a clients vision and turn it into a spectacular event is matched by none. To take what is usually a simple one sentence exposition and form it into a fully engulfing live experience takes a special gift in which Planet's core group excels. With an ability to bring an excitement and zest to live events, Planet's shows excite and motivate rather than recite and lecture. Audience members of a Planet event always leave the show feeling as though they have just witnessed the greatest rock concert of all time.

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Sewell Automotive

The Sewell Family of Dealerships is just that - a family. And a remarkably functional one, at that. The secret is in how we treat others (and each other). We don't view ourselves as a car business so much as a service business. That's why generations of people have worked here, and even generations of customers have bought their vehicles here. We've even written a book about it - Customers For Life. Discover the Sewell experience at our dealerships in Dallas, Fort Worth, Grapevine, West Houston, North Houston, Plano and San Antonio.


Community Waste Disposal

Community Waste Disposal is the largest privately owned waste management company in the DFW metroplex. We got that way by providing first class service and equipment for our customers.From the very start in 1984, we've worked hard to develop a reputation for reliable, on-time service, while offering one of the widest selections of hauling schedules, equipment and recycling programs in the industry.


Breeze Energy

At Breeze Energy, we've figured out how to have our energy and our planet, too - by delivering100% pure,100% green, Texas wind energy. In comparison, our competitors are owned by companies that generate over 80% of their electricity from coal, gas, and nuclear energy. Stop by our booth at Earth Day, shoot the breeze, and see what makes us different from your energy provider.


BNSF Railway Company

At BNSF, we believe it is good business and good citizenship to minimize our impact on the planet and to contribute to the long-term sustainability of every community we serve. Railroads are by far the most environmentally friendly mode of surface transportation, and BNSF is a leader in the rail industry for the protection of our air, land and water.


Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Located halfway between the cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW International Airport is the world's fourth busiest, offering nearly 1,750 flights per day and serving 57 million passengers a year. For the latest news, real-time flight information, parking availability or further details regarding the many services provided at DFW International Airport, log on to www.dfwairport.com.


Locke Lord, LLP

Locke Lord LLP, a full-service international law firm, has an excellent reputation in complex litigation, regulatory and transactional work, with its 650-plus lawyers building collaborative relationships and crafting creative solutions — all designed and executed to meet clients’ long-term strategic goals.

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Pioneer Natural Resources

Pioneer’s dedication to leading our industry in sustainability efforts has led to the implementation of our Sustainable Development Team. The team’s role is to ensure Pioneer’s development activities are sustainable through the support of a broad perspective, comprehensive analysis and a concentrated focus on current and emerging risks, opportunities and challenges. The team uses information and knowledge gained through scientific analysis to reduce Pioneer’s impact on the environment; provide cost-effective solutions; and to educate legislators, regulators and the public in order to influence government action and enhance our community relationships.

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UPS has been carving out ways to improve efficiencies for more than 100 years. It wasn't always called being "green," but embracing social responsibility and sustainability is deeply rooted at UPS. Selecting UPS is a wise step in making your company more efficient and greener.

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American Council on Renewable Energy

ACORE, a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization, is dedicated to building a secure and prosperous America with clean, renewable energy. ACORE seeks to advance renewable energy through finance, policy, technology, and market development and is concentrating its member focus in 2015 on National Defense & Security, Power Generation & Infrastructure, and Transportation. Additional information is available at www.acore.org.

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TXU Energy

As the #1 choice in Texas for electricity service, TXU Energy has a long-standing history of doing the right things for our customers right when they need it. It starts with the basics — providing electricity plans with easy-to-understand terms and straightforward pricing you can count on. We believe being good a steward of the environment is an essential role to play. By making an investment in the environment we're making a promise to future generations to provide them with a healthy planet and a healthy community.

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VHA and its family of companies, Novation and Provista, are committed to meeting the highest standards of ethical conduct and fiscal responsibility. We care about the health and safety of our employees, and we foster diversity in the workplace. We are committed to environmentally sound practices and to contributing to the communities in which we live and work.

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U.S. Army - Fort Hood Environmental

Fort Hood is the home of III Corps Headquarters, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Army Division West, 13 Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and several separate brigades along with a host of brigade and battalion-sized tenant units and organizations. The installation encompasses approximately 218,823 acres and supports a daily on-post population of 78,909 individuals. Fort Hood’s distinct range and training area capabilities includes its fully integrated live and virtual training capability with joint connectivity, 196,761 acres for range and training land, 76 small arms ranges, 168 aircrafts, 422 Bradleys, 261 tanks and 327 Strykers. Fort Hood has shown great progress for implementing environmental strategies and sustainability goals by utilizing innovative environmental practices to reduce energy consumption; promote water conservation; conserve natural resources; implement sustainable community designs; increase solid waste diversion rates and recycling efforts; and contribute greatly to the installation’s sustainability efforts, as well as benefit community stakeholders and the Army as a whole.


Arborilogical Services, Inc.

For more than 30 years, Arborilogical Services has been providing expert care for trees — the environmental lungs of our planet. That tradition continues with a staff that includes 12 International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists, degreed plant pathologists, horticulturists, foresters, and a production crew of award-winning tree climbers. Arborilogical Services is proud of its long-standing commitment to community service.



The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Sustainability is at the heart of the Coca-Cola story. Together with our bottling partners, we’ve long worked to build stronger, healthier, more active communities and advance environmental conservation. Why? Because we know our business can only be as healthy, vibrant and resilient as the communities we proudly serve.


Half Price Books

Half Price Books is America's largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain, with 112 retail locations in 16 states. Stores are open seven days a week and buy and sell new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectible items. Helping the environment by preserving and recycling resources is part of our daily business. At Half Price Books we feel that everyone can help preserve the environment.


Green Mountain Energy

Green Mountain offers our customers the opportunity to make a difference for the environment by supporting cleaner, renewable sources of energy instead of limited and polluting fossil fuels. Sure, our customers still get reliable electricity service at competitive rates. But they also get the chance to support a company that has been 100% committed to changing the way power is made, since 1997.

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Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company has a global reputation for industry-leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficient solutions. With our full line of on-highway, vocational and medium-duty products, including alternative-fueled vehicles, a proven array of TruckCare aftermarket support programs and a respected network of independent North American dealerships, Peterbilt continues its industry leadership.

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Commercial Metals Company

Commercial Metals Company (CMC) is a global, low-cost metals recycling, manufacturing, fabricating, and trading enterprise and has been recycling scrap metal since 1915. CMC recycles approximately 4 million tons of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap annually from used rebar from buildings and roads to old refrigerators and crushed cars. We buy, process, sell and manage all type of scrap regardless of their size throughout the United States and in over 60 locations globally.



Oncor delivers more than just electricity. Each day, Oncor helps Texans meet the challenge of rethinking energy use for greater efficiency, cost savings and positive environmental impact. For more than 100 years, we’ve built a reputation as a company that cares about our communities, whether it involves supporting the environment, promoting safety or teaching school children about electricity.


Billingsley Co.

Billingsley Company is committed to responsible development that utilizes energy-saving and sustainable materials to deliver both immediate and long-term value. Our green initiatives include: -Integration of existing landscaping and low-water native plants into green spaces -Installation of lighting retrofits, energy-saving faucets, automatic light sensor and energy-efficient HVAC systems -LEED® Certification for project development managers Exceeding city building code requirements for energy consumption -Recycling programs that saved more than 83 tons of waste in 2009 -Preserving green spaces and trees Achieving EnergyStar® certification for single-family developments -Building homes with paperless sheetrock and environmentally-friendly paint and carpet products -Conserving water by watering all grounds at Austin Ranch using on-site water well -Developed the first Gold LEED® pre-certified building in Plano, Texas -Green Power Partner: EPA certification -Recycling waste from construction sites


Living Earth

Living Earth Technology Company (Living Earth) started in 1985 with our first location in Houston, Texas. Returning tree limbs, brush, leaves and grass clippings to beneficial reuse for over 20 years, Living Earth is the largest recycler of green material in Texas. In 2007, Living Earth recycled over 500,000 tons of green material, the equivalent of taking 60,000 passenger cars off of the road for one year. We invite everyone to join us in recycling to keep our communities beautiful and preserve the environment for generations to come.


Trinity Industries

Trinity Industries, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a multi-industry company that owns a variety of market-leading businesses which provide products and services to the industrial, energy, transportation and construction sectors. Trinity’s businesses provide capital goods and services ranging from railcars to barges, concrete to propane tanks, highway guardrail to structural wind towers, railcar parts to crash cushions, and railcar leasing and management services.

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Shraman South Asian Musuem

Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Dallas, Texas. Its mission is to inspire people to learn about South Asia's rich culture and heritage and to encourage exploration of diversity.


OX Industries

OX Industries is an environmentally responsible manufacturer of 100% recycled paperboard, tubes & cores and engineered building products. With mills with over 145 years of environmental stewardship, OX Industries has some of the cleanest operating facilities in the 100% recycled paperboard manufacturing industry. Vertically integrated from recycled content to converted product, OX continues to produce the highest quality products with the greatest value to our customers. Currently,OX recycles more than105,000 tons of paper each year, with the capacity to produce over 160,000 tons of recycled paperboard yearly. This high level of recycling capacity is equal to 420,000 cubic yards saved from landfills annually as well as 17 trees per ton that are saved, equating to 1.7 million trees saved every year.


FedEx Office

FedEx works with its suppliers and contractors to understand the environmental impacts of the materials we use throughout our business and then works to reduce those impacts.


Ernst & Young, LLP

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The firm’s 152,000 people are united by the same mission: to make a meaningful difference in the success of their clients. EY is committed to building a better working world.


Children's Medical Center

Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is the seventh largest pediatric healthcare provider in the nation. As the only academic healthcare facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children from birth to age 18, Children's provides patient care ranging from simple eye exams to specialized treatment in areas such as heart disease, hematology-oncology and cystic fibrosis.

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ACT Event Services

ACT ESI is a complete service company able to accomplish any task that may come up. Below is a partial list of services that ACT ESI can accomplish for you. Everything that ACT ESI offers is backed by 30 years of Business experience, and our Managers have over 173 years of combined experience. ACT offers a complete event set up. This may include setting up staging, floor covering, terra-plast (this is a plastic field cover for use on stadium fields), scaffolding, chairs, bleachers, carpet, tents, lighting, rigging, pipe and drapery, tables, golf carts, generators, fork lifts, temporary fencing and barricades. We also are a temporary staffing company from ushers, tickets takers, Security, cleaning, and construction staffing.

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Texas Department of Transportation

Texas is a state with more than 20 million licensed vehicles and a population that loves to drive. Our love affair with automobiles has meant that, in some areas of the state, emissions from cars and trucks make up half of all the air pollution. The Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality launched the statewide Drive Clean Texas initiative in 2001, with the goal of raising awareness about the impact of vehicle emissions on air quality and motivating drivers to take steps to help keep the air clean.

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Texas Department of Transportation

Texas is a state with more than 20 million licensed vehicles and a population that loves to drive. Our love affair with automobiles has meant that, in some areas of the state, emissions from cars and trucks make up half of all the air pollution. The Texas Department of Transportation and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality launched the statewide Drive Clean Texas initiative in 2001, with the goal of raising awareness about the impact of vehicle emissions on air quality and motivating drivers to take steps to help keep the air clean.

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PepsiCo / Frito Lay

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $66 billion in net revenue in 2013, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. About Frito-Lay North America Frito-Lay North America is the $13 billion convenient foods division of PepsiCo. Based in Plano, Texas, Frito-Lay delights consumers across the U.S. and Canada through Lay’s, Ruffles, Tostitos, Doritos and Cheetos and other iconic brands. Frito-Lay is committed to PepsiCo’s promise of Performance with Purpose. Our people bring Performance with Purpose to life through our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and planet, which we believe means a successful future for PepsiCo. At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth in shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and reduce our operating costs; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.



Dallas Area Rapid Transit gets you around Dallas and 12 surrounding cities with modern public transit services and facilities designed to make your trip comfortable, affordable and convenient. Covering a 700-square-mile service area, DART offers light rail, bus, vanpool, carpool and Paratransit Service, plus the 34-mile TRE commuter rail line.



Yelp is a website and mobile application that connects people with great local businesses – anything from restaurants and bars to spas and dog groomers! The Yelp community is made up of engaged locals who connect online and off to share their opinions about local businesses. Visit Yelp.com and start exploring your neighborhood!

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