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Trammell Crow

Trammell S. Crow

Trammell S. Crow is the founder of EarthX (formerly known as Earth Day Texas), the largest annual exposition and forum showcasing initiatives, research, innovations, policies and corporate practices serving the environment.

With a focus on inspiring environmental leadership across sectors and party lines, Crow serves on the board of directors for ConservAmerica and co-founder of Texas Business for Clean Air (2008) and Texans for Clean Water.  He is also a long-term supporter of the Texas Conservation Alliance, the Nature Conservancy of Texas, Log Cabin Republicans, Texans for Public Lands, Energy Defense Fund, Paul Quinn College and the League of Conservation Voters.   His philanthropy benefits various nonprofit organizations that are active in family planning, education, the environment, community initiatives and political causes.

Crow’s passion for art extends to his role as president of the Crow Family Foundation supporting The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.  Trammell ran Dallas Market Center, developed Infomart, developed Dallas Communications Center, the Studios at Las Colinas and DFW Teleport, President of Trammell Crow International developments in France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, United Kingdom, Japan and Peoples Republic of China.

Trammell has four children, Nathan and Daniel residing in Dallas, Isabella studying at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and Margaret, restaurateur in London.

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Bill Shireman

Bill Shireman is a recidivist social entrepreneur, environmental policy innovator, and rare San

Francisco Republican-in-plain-site. He brings together people who love to hate each other – capitalists, activists, conservatives, and progressives, among others.

As President of the non-profit Future 500, he invites Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network (RAN), ExxonMobil, Mitsubishi and other corporate and environmental leaders to slip into bed together to create, among other healthy offspring, the world’s first corporate supply chain standards for sustainable forestry (between Mitsubishi, RAN, and then 400 other companies), the most effective beverage container recycling program (the California CRV deposit system and its progeny), and the 2008 agreement by both Greenpeace and Exxon-Mobil to support precisely the same federal tax on carbon, which went absolutely nowhere.

So others can take up where he eventually leaves off, he teaches leadership and negotiations at the UC Berkeley Haas Business School, and serves as a surrogate founding father of BridgeUSA, where young progressives, conservatives, libertarians, and independents all register decline-to-hate, and engage in democracy by listening, speaking, learning, teaching, and then solving problems together.

Professor Shireman is a prolific author who has written nearly as many books as he has sold. His latest book, In This Together: How Republicans, Democrats, Capitalists, and Activists are uniting to tackle climate change and more, will be published July 4. He has three children ranging in age from 13 to 29, none of whom plan to follow in his footsteps. They are making their own. He loves his wife Aileen Ichikawa, who seems to love him back, despite it all.