Environmental Protection

Earth Day Texas

To expand its impact across the state, Earth Day Dallas announces its new name–Earth Day Texas–and new executive director, Michael Cain. The environmental event has brought together nearly 150,000 North Texans over the last three years and hopes to attract business people, community leaders, and the general population from all 268,820 square miles of the Lone Star State for next year’s event on April 26 and 27 at Fair Park.

“I am honored to join an organization that is dedicated to truly changing attitudes and behavior

when it comes to environmental awareness,” said Michael Cain, new executive director of Earth

Day Texas. “I look forward to furthering the vision of Earth Day Texas founder Trammell S. Crow and to building upon the momentum of the last three years to showcase Texas as a national model of environmentalism.”

The event’s major changes come on the heels of last week’s Constitutional Amendment Election. On November 5, Texans overwhelmingly approved Proposition 6, an amendment that will take $2 billion from the state’s rainy day fund to help fund water projects throughout Texas.

For the first time ever, the event will have a central theme. 2014’s will be Water, with programming and activities focused around this critical issue for the state, the nation, and the world. For more information about Earth Day Texas 2014, visit earthdaydallas.org.

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