Earth Day Texas 2017, Dallas, TX, Clean Tax CutsThe Clean Tax Cuts Working Group was THRILLED to participate in Earth Day Texas – the world’s largest event where environmentally conscious organizations, businesses, institutions and individuals converge to celebrate the earth and create sustainable solutions. The event hosts more than 1,000 exhibitors with more than 100,000 visitors. Programming from 2017 includes a keynote address by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry and a visit by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
See the Event Guide from Earth Day Texas 2017.

The Earth Day 50 Challenge, facilitated by Future 500, is an invitation-only collaborative working group focused on Action to transform markets. Some events related to CTC have been included in this year’s programming, which appear below. We are grateful for their support.
Click here to see ED50’s full agenda.


EARTH DAY 50 CHALLENGE – Thursday, April 20, 2017, 11:15am-12pm

Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas
Glenn Prickett of the Nature Conservancy, former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, ConservAmerica President Rob Sisson and Clean Tax Cuts Working Group co-instigator Rod Richardson report on the results from the Agriculture and Power Sector exploration of the Clean Tax Cuts concept.
CTCWG is grateful to Future 500 and Earth Day 50 for the opportunity to share our results at this event.

EARTH DAY 50 CHALLENGE – Friday, April 21, 2017, 12:20-1pm

Music Hall, Fair Park, Dallas
CTC Charrette leaders discuss their experience and results in this informal luncheon panel on the first day EDTx is open to the public. Panelists include Wiley Rhodes, CEO, Newpoint, LLC; Founder, One Step In Foundation; Travis Bradford, Director, Energy and Environment Concentration, SIPA, Columbia University; Josiah Neeley, Energy Policy Director, R Street Institute; Bill Brandt, Director of Strategic Integration, ASU LightWorks; Steven Nadel, Executive Director, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)
CTCWG is grateful to Future 500 and Earth Day 50 for the opportunity to share our results at this event.

CARBON TAX vs. CLEAN TAX CUTS: Policy Wonk Rumble!!
Friday, April 21, 2017, 5-5:45pm

Centennial Hall, Main Stage, Fair Park, Dallas
Featuring Professor Travis Bradford of Columbia University, Josiah Neeley from R Street Institute, Rob Sisson from ConservAmerica, Rod Richardson from the Clean Tax Cuts Working Group, and Peter Bryn, Conservative Director from Citizens’ Climate Lobby discuss the various pros and cons of the carbon tax, and one potential alternative, clean tax cuts.
CTCWG is grateful to Earth Day Texas for the opportunity to present our views at this event.

BRIDGE TO CLEAN CAPITALISM BANQUET – Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:00pm Cocktails, 8:00pm Dinner

Women’s Museum, Fair Park, Dallas
Featured speakers include Andy Sabin, David Nevins, Bill Shireman, Joan Blades and Rod Richardson, with opening remarks from Lisa Nelson of ALEC. Seating is limited to the first 200 guests.
Registration is required. Use Promo Code: clean50

CLEAN CAPITALISM CHALLENGE – APRIL 21-22-23, 2017, 10:00am-6:00pm

Automotive Building, Fair Park, Dallas

Come help save the planet… at a profit! The members of the Clean Tax Cuts Working Group are delighted to welcome you to a new, innovative, transpartisan policy development project led by some of your fellow Earth Day Texas participants. They ask: How can we turn capitalism into clean capitalism?

Clean Capitalism Forum – Speakers:
April 22, 2017, 10:00am-6:00pm

“Charrette of Charrettes”: The first detailed public presentation & discussion of newly crafted, charrette-designed CTC proposals for seven sectors and markets; VIP & high-level feedback; integration of proposals and planning next steps. Please note: Final Agenda may be subject to change.

Clean Capitalism Pavilion – Exhibit Hall:
April 21-23, 2017, 10:00am-6:00pm

“Charrette of Charrettes, Day 2”: On Sunday, April 23rd, visit and speak with the groups and thinkers leading the Clean Tax Cuts Working Group. Take part in panel discussions and working groups integrating CTC proposals into a cleaner tax code, exploring further sector charrettes, planning impact studies and other next steps, taking CTC to the next level. Agenda will be set by collaborative working group process, based on results from Saturday. The Exhibit area will also be open on Friday so that members and friends of the CTC Working Group can showcase the work of their organizations. Come visit!

Elected and appointed officials may visit our green room for a private briefings about specific new ways to cut taxes and save the world.

Talking about tax cuts has never been so cool!

About Earth Day Texas

Founded by Trammell Crow, this celebration at Fair Park in Dallas, Texas draws more than 100,000 visitors, all eager to learn about good stewardship of the earth, and what they can do to make a difference. To learn more about the exciting and valuable work performed by Earth Day Texas, please visit their website:

Thank you! And we look forward to seeing you at Earth Day Texas 2017!