EarthX Teams Up with National Geographic for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

National Geographic Explorers and staff will be joining Earthx2020 by speaking at events, participating in programming, and hosting an event space to discuss environmental issues.

With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day fast approaching, Dallas-based environmental organization EarthX announced a partnership with the National Geographic Society for its Earthx2020 event, which will be held April 22-26 at Fair Park in Dallas.

“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the National Geographic Society is thrilled to partner with EarthX on Earthx2020,” Michael L. Ulica, president and COO of the National Geographic Society, said in a statement. “We look forward to engaging with the hundreds of thousands of attendees at Earthx2020 as we further our mission to illuminate and protect the wonder of our world.”

As part of the partnership, National Geographic will host a space at Earthx2020 for attendees to learn about the growing problems concerning single-use plastic and interact with National Geographic Explorers and staff. The Explorers will also speak at various event functions and participate in the EarthxOcean Conference programming with a focus on ocean plastics.


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“The strong legacy and trusted reputation of the National Geographic Society will help enhance EarthX as we once again host the world’s largest Earth Day celebration,” Tony Keane, CEO of EarthX, said in a statement. “This joint collaboration for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary will both increase the level of the EarthX experience and further enhance the depth of the incredible knowledge provided at our expo, affiliated conferences, and film festival—all of which serve to instigate and inspire people to drive positive action for our planet.”

EarthX is the world’s largest environmental expo, conference, and film festival, according to a statement. Last year, the event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental business leaders, 700 exhibitors, and 450 speakers. EarthX also screened 63 films and offered 49 eco-inspired virtual reality experiences.

EarthX was founded in 2011 by Trammell S. Crow and is a nonprofit promoting environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration, and community-driven sustainable solutions. The organization is a member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

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