FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 22, 2023
Texan by Nature
Meta Invests in Texas Water Action Collaborative Statewide Expansion
The collaborative matches companies and funders to water conservation projects
Austin, Texas: World Water Day 2023, Texan by Nature (TxN) announced today an investment by Meta for the statewide expansion of the Texas Water Action Collaborative (TxWAC). This milestone is a major move for TxWAC in its mission to benefit water quality and volume in Texas. Meta’s investment is foundational in bringing funding and partners to conservation projects statewide that benefit water volume, quality, air quality, and biodiversity.
“Collaboration, engaging with experts, and supporting established initiatives in the climate space is a pillar of our sustainability strategy,” says Stefanie Woodward, Sustainability Program Manager at Meta. “We’re excited to extend TxWAC’s mission to the rest of Texas to play a role in shaping the way partnerships take place to benefit communities and natural resources ”
Meta has a goal to restore more water than it consumes by 2030. They invest in water restoration projects that help replenish watersheds near locations where they operate.
Texas’ population of 30 million is expected to double by 2050, adding pressure to state water resources. The Texas State Water Plan identifies that nearly 45% of future water resources will need to come from water conservation and reuse. Collaborative action in water conservation is more important than ever.
Meta’s investment catalyzes TxWAC’s mission adding to recent accomplishments including
- Expansion to the Lower Trinity River in 2022 with an investment by Hess Corporation
- Over $2 million in new water conservation investments activated since 2021
- 400+ volunteers for a Keep Irving Beautiful cleanup event funded by Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages
“We’re proud to see TxWAC become the hub for accelerating investments and impact through collaborative partnerships between nonprofit, corporate, and community stakeholders,” says Joni Carswell, President and CEO at Texan by Nature. “Meta’s leadership in the expansion of TxWAC will multiply these partnerships, elevating new projects to positively impact communities across Texas.”
Additional support of the Texas Water Action Collaborative is provided by Lyda Hill Philanthropies, Hess Corporation, Arca-Continental Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, Texas Well Spring Fund, Molson Coors Beverage Company, and Tarrant Regional Water District.
To learn more about TxWAC, click here.
About Texan by Nature:
Texan by Nature (TxN) unites conservation and business leaders who believe Texas’ prosperity is dependent on the conservation of its natural resources. TxN, founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, acts as an accelerator for conservation groups and a strategic partner for business. TxN supports 110+ conservation organizations and has accelerated projects and programs that have impacted 7 million-plus people, 20 million acres, and all of Texas’ 254 counties Get involved and learn more at www.texanbynature.org and follow us on Facebook @TexanbyNature, Twitter @TexanbyNature, and Instagram @texanbynature for the latest.
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