Dallas Goes Green

Ed Begley Jr. joins Dallas leaders for celebratory Earth Day Texas dinner

Ed Begley Jr. joins Dallas leaders for celebratory Earth Day dinner

Chad Pregracke, Rick Pomeroy, Ed Begley Jr, Deb Pomeroy and Jamie Shipman-Kassab, Front row- The K3 Sisters Band Kaylen Kassab, Kristen Kassab, Kelsey Kassab
(Back row) Chad Pregracke, Rick Pomeroy, Ed Begley Jr., Deb Pomeroy, Jamie Shipman-Kassab. (Front row) The K3 Sisters Band members Kaylen Kassab, Kristen Kassab, Kelsey Kassab. Photo by Jerry McClure
Bobby Lyle, Stan Levenson, Milt Jackson, Dr. Jeff Gusky, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Bobby Lyle, Stan Levenson, Milt Jackson, Dr. Jeff Gusky Photo by Jerry McClure
Michael Cain, Amy and Michael Meadows, Vera and Bob Thorton, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Michael Cain, Amy Meadows, Michael Meadows, Vera Thorton, Bob Thorton Photo by Jerry McClure
Tamara O'Connor, Tim O'Connor, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Tamara O'Connor, Tim O'Connor Photo by Jerry McClure
Vera Thorton, Bob Thorton, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Vera Thorton, Bob Thorton Photo by Jerry McClure
Judge Margaret Kelliher, Trammell S. Crow, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Judge Margaret Kelliher, Trammell S. Crow Photo by Jerry McClure
Kristen Barney, John Cruden, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Kristen Barney, John Cruden Photo by Jerry McClure
Mary Cook, Dan Patterson, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Mary Cook, Dan Patterson Photo by Jerry McClure
Chad Pregracke, Rick Pomeroy, Ed Begley Jr, Deb Pomeroy and Jamie Shipman-Kassab, Front row- The K3 Sisters Band Kaylen Kassab, Kristen Kassab, Kelsey Kassab
Bobby Lyle, Stan Levenson, Milt Jackson, Dr. Jeff Gusky, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Michael Cain, Amy and Michael Meadows, Vera and Bob Thorton, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Tamara O'Connor, Tim O'Connor, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Vera Thorton, Bob Thorton, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Judge Margaret Kelliher, Trammell S. Crow, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Kristen Barney, John Cruden, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner
Mary Cook, Dan Patterson, Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner

What: Earth Day Texas Leadership Dinner

Where: Hall of State at Fair Park

The 411: The newly expanded and rebranded Earth Day Texas toasted a successful opening day with a celebratory dinner for 200 hosted by founder Trammell S. Crow and emceed by actor and environmentalist Ed Begley Jr. Keynote speaker was 2013 CNN Hero of the Year and Living Lands & Waters founder Chad Pregracke, who also presented during the festival's educational speaker series. In addition to dinner, guests were treated to the sounds of the K3 Sisters Band. In case you were curious about what "success" meant for Earth Day Texas, the two-day event attracted 57,000 attendees — a 39 percent increase over last year — and 14,000 of those rode DART.

Who: Deb and Rick Pomeroy, Bobby Lyle, Tamara and Tim O'Connor, Mary Cook, Dan Patterson, Earth Day Texas executive director Michael Cain, Judge Margaret Kelliher, and Vera and Bob Thornton.