Trammell Crow is a Dallas, TX based businessman, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and innovative leader in business development and operations. He is the founder of EarthX, the “world’s largest” environmental expo, conference, and film festival celebrating Earth Day every April in Dallas. In 2019, EarthX saw over 177,000 attendees, 650 exhibitors, 6,500 youth, and 452 speakers. In 2020, which is the 10th anniversary of EarthX as well as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the attendance is expected to exceed 200,000. (Learn more and register your organization at earthx.org)
In this episode, Trammell converses with Aaron Perry and Joanie Klar (Global Advisory Board member for the Y on Earth Community) about his Texas-style “Conservative Conservation,” which he considers an important niche in society. The conversation also includes what can be done in the built environment to enhance carbon sequestration, sustainability, and quality of life. Trammell, who exhorts that “action is key” emphasizes that awareness-raising IS action, and a critical step for the transformation of our culture and our society’s practices. His EarthX event, which is a collection of 9 conferences at once, has several focal points: Global Youth Summit, Ocean, and Investment Forum, to name a few.
Trammell recalls where he was on the first Earth Day in 1970, and, a long-time wildlife and habitat conservationist, implores the audience to support the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project, which is restoring native wolves to Colorado – essential for the ecological sustainability of the region. December 4th is a deadline to achieve 126,000 signatures on the Colorado ballot initiative for the wolves – you can support the effort by donating at rockymountainwolfproject.org.