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Baker Institute-led group to develop nationwide protocol for paying ranchers and farmers to store carbon

Green Car Congress - December 9, 2019

Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy has initiated a working group to develop a United States protocol for paying ranchers and farmers to store carbon in their soil. The current system for voluntary carbon transactions is broken and needs to be fixed, group founders said. The group is co-led by attorney Jim Blackburn, a professor in theRead More

UNT’s Pollinative Prairie has become reality

Denton Record Chronicle - December 8, 2019

Area provides native plants, habitats for pollinators such as butterflies and bees Jaime Baxter-Slye was thinking big when she initiated the four-acre Pecan Creek Pollinative Prairie at the University of North Texas’ Discovery Park campus back in 2016 at the suggestion of two undergraduate students, Jen Bailey and David Flannery. The goal was to reconstructRead More

2019 Green Gift Guide for Men

Green Sourced DFW - November 27, 2019

These waterproof notebooks from Rite in the Rain can be found at Rooster Home & Hardware and REI. Put on your green thinking cap when holiday shopping this year and support sustainability with your dollars! Start by shopping at locally-owned, small shops that need your business much more than the big guys – plus they willRead More

American Campus Communities Named in the Inaugural Texan by Nature 20

Nasdaq - November 21, 2019

American Campus Communities is one of 20 Companies Across the State of Texas Recognized for Conservation and Sustainability in the TxN20 AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, today announced that American Campus Communities (ACC) has been named as an honoree of the first-ever Texan by Nature 20 (TxN20)Read More

NRG Energy Named in the Inaugural Texan by Nature 20

Fidelity - November 19, 2019

NRG Energy one of 20 Companies Across the State of Texas Recognized for Conservation & Sustainability in the TxN 20 HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, today announced that NRG Energy has been named as an honoree of the first-ever Texan by Nature 20 (TxN20) –Read More

Texan by Nature Unveils the Inaugural Texan by Nature 20

Business Wire - November 19, 2019

Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by former First Lady Laura Bush, today announced the honorees of the first-ever Texan by Nature 20 (TxN 20) – an official ranking of 20 companies with Texas operations that have made a demonstrative commitment to conservation. With the launch of the TxN 20, Texan byRead More

Joni Carswell – Texan by Nature Conservation

SoundCloud - November 17, 2019

Listen to Texan by Nature CEO and President, Joni Carswell, talk conservation on Sunday Night Live show on SoundCloud!

Houston Methodist is tapping into virtual reality technologies to ease the pain for cancer patients

Houston Innovation Map - November 15, 2019

Virtual reality goes far beyond playing games with titles like Arizona Sunshine, Moss, Robo Recall, and Tetris Effect. VR also is playing an ever-growing role in health care settings. The global market for VR in health care could reach $3.8 billion in 2020, according to one estimate. VR is touching all corners of heath, including robotic surgeries, training, painRead More

Faces in the Valley: Allen Williams

RG Vision - November 1, 2019

Traditionally, student learning takes place inside a classroom, within the walls of a school. Students aren’t expected to go outside during class time or get their hands dirty. One school district employee is taking steps to change that. Allen Williams, landscape habitat specialist for PSJA ISD, says his goal is “to expose as many teachersRead More

Field Day to focus on playas, wind development

My Plainview - October 2, 2019

Landowners, Master Naturalists, educators, and the interested public are invited to a Playa Field Day Oct. 8, that features a timely panel presentation on “Playas & Wind Development: Practices, Protocols, & Outcomes.” The field day will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center at 990 FM 786, adjacentRead More

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