EcoPlex, will be home to a community of leaders made up of scientists, researchers, established businesses, entrepreneurs, and youth leaders. As members of the Board, together they will connect to the global sustainability community and set a new standard for solving these life-threatening planetary problems. Committed to a culture of collaboration, the entire complex will be designed and built so that it can easily connect in real time with the global sustainable community.
EcoPlex will have world-class research labs, collaborative workspaces where science and industry can meet and develop ecologically safe products, and meeting spaces where global leaders can meet. The showpiece of the facility will be the National Environmental Museum™, America’s first-ever museum dedicated exclusively to the environment. The museum will house dynamic exhibits designed to help visitors learn about environmental challenges and, more importantly, what we can all do to solve them.
Our purpose is to “develop and lead partnerships to accelerate transformational responses to environmental challenges.” That is, we want to transform minds, industry, and our environment.
“EcoPlex would be great for Texas and the World. Dallas is the perfect place for such a project.”
Founder and President, Women in the Environment
Five Pillars of the EcoPlex™
The EcoPlex will be a “Living Laboratory” dedicated to showcasing, promoting, and investing in new sustainable technologies. The complex will house five major centers for sustainability.
EcoAccelerator: The Center for Innovation and Applied Solutions™ will merge science with business. We will Identify, evaluate, and showcase innovations that have commercial promise. It will encourage industry and entrepreneurs to share the goals of transforming our environment.
EcoCollaborator: The Earth EpiCenter™ will be a shared office complex where industry, environmental organizations, and scientists can collaborate on developing solutions for tomorrow’s environmental challenges.
EcoSandbox: The National Environmental Museum™ will be our nation’s first-ever museum dedicated exclusively to the environment. Hands-on exhibits will help visitors become aware of our environmental challenges and learn how to live, work, and play in a sustainable world.
EcoSecurator: The Center for Global Resilience™ will focus on two main missions: Ensuring that humanity does NOT cause a global environmental catastrophe and educate our society to manage climate change and the existential threats it causes.
EcoSustainer: The EcoLeaders Institute™ will educate and advance promising young talent into leadership positions within the global sustainability community.