Our Planet. Our Future.

(Left to right) Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, Mary Anne Alhadeff, Lumbie Mlambo, City of Dallas - Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability and Office of Resilience, Almas Muscatwalla, Jennifer Sanders, Trammell S. Crow, Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, David J. Tesmer, Jay Veal, Daron Babcock.

(Left to right) Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, Mary Anne Alhadeff, Lumbie Mlambo, City of Dallas - Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability and Office of Resilience, Almas Muscatwalla, Jennifer Sanders, Trammell S. Crow, Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks, David J. Tesmer, Jay Veal, Daron Babcock.

UN Day North Texas: Our Planet. Our Future.

The United Nations has declared climate change the defining issue of our time. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has repeatedly called on us all to be leaders in the fight against climate change. We agree that it's time we all commit to immediate climate action. That's why our theme for UN Day 2019 is "Our Planet. Our Future.".

We only have one planet, and its well-being concerns us all. We are in a time when we need to see clearly what unites us more than what divides us, and how embracing diversity enables us to make better collective decisions that affect us all. It is in this context that the Global Leadership Awards will shine a light on exceptional leaders who are part of moving North Texas forward towards positive change. This year, we will recognize how their remarkable achievements inspire us to see beyond the limits of convention to create a more sustainable North Texas.

The UN Day Global Leadership Awards will take place on October 24th. Meet our 2019 winners:

Dr. Michael J. Sorrell: President, Paul Quinn College

Daron Babcock: Executive Director, Bonton Farms

David J. Tesmer, MPA: Senior VP of Community Engagement and Advocacy, Texas Health Resources

Jay Veal, M.Ed: CEO, It’s Not Complicated Tutoring, LLC.

Lumbie Mlambo: Founder, JB Dondolo Inc.

Jennifer Sanders: Executive Director, Dallas Innovation Alliance 

City of Dallas: Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability and Office of Resilience

Trammell S. Crow: Founder, Earth X

Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks: Precinct One, Tarrant County, Texas 

Mary Anne Alhadeff: President and Chief Executive Officer, KERA

Almas Muscatwalla: Director, Thanks-Giving Foundation 

The winners will be honored at the UN Day Global Leadership Awards on October 24th. Join us for an important moment of inspiration celebrating how we can all improve the world for the better.

Press Inquiries: Kai Stansberry | kstansberry@dallas-una.org