It’s no secret that Dallas philanthropist Trammell S. Crow has a passion for environmental issues.
Crow is the founder of Earth Day Texas, which is described as the world’s largest “environmental exhibition and programming initiative.” In April, the event took up 1 million square feet of indoor and outdoor space at Fair Park.
His work recently snagged him a 2016 Environmental Award at the 20th annual Global Green Awards in Los Angeles.
“It is a great honor to be recognized for our work in advancing sustainable and resilient communities through Earth Day Texas and a day-to-day commitment to green living,” Crow told The Dallas Morning News. “I hope this recognition will propel our efforts to protect human health, improve livability, and support our planet’s natural systems to stem climate change with positive benefits here in North Texas, across our country, and around our fragile world.”
The Crow Family Foundation president also co-founded the Texas Business for Clean Air and Texans for Clean Water. He serves on the boards of ConservAmerica, the American Renewable Energy Institute, and many others. On Tuesday, Crow was named a board member of the nonpartisan nonprofit Center for Climate and Energy Solutions.
Crow’s commitments to the environment were also furthered recently with his $150,000 donation to the Collaborative Laboratories for Environmental Analysis and Remediation at The University of Texas at Arlington.
“CLEAR has a strong history of providing reliable information to the scientific community, industry, and the public about the potential effects of large-scale unconventional oil and gas development on the environment,” Frederick MacDonnell, chair of UTA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, said in a release.
“This new donation will help CLEAR expand their reach into new services such as strategies for environmental remediations or best practices to improve the environmental management of these industrial companies.”
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