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Exploration Green receives support, resources from Texan by Nature

Community Impact - April 16, 2020

Exploration Green, a former golf course turned stormwater detention pond between El Camino Real, Bay Area Boulevard and Space Center Boulevard, is one of six conservation projects across Texas to receive more than a year’s worth of dedicated program support and resources, according to an April 7 news release. Among the resources Exploration Green willRead More

Respect Big Bend Coalition honored by Texan By Nature

News West 9 - April 2, 2020

Laura Bush’s non-profit recognizes conservation programs across the state. A West Texas group has been honored by former first lady Laura Bush’s non-profit Texan By Nature. The Respect Big Bend Coalition has been named a Conservation Wrangler. Texan by Nature focuses on elevating conservation programs across the Lone Star State. Six conservation projects are recognizesRead More

Texan by Nature Announces 2020 Conservation Wranglers

Business Wire - April 1, 2020

TxN Conservation Wrangler Program Accelerates Texan-Led Conservation Initiatives Impacting Texas’ Natural Resources   Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit announces the selection of the 2020 Conservation Wranglers. The organization’s Conservation Wrangler program recognizes six innovative conservation projects across the state of Texas for their science-based and results driven approach to conservation along withRead More

Houston Methodist Horizon's Hope garden

Can Nature Help Make Chemo Easier to Endure?

Houstonia - April 1, 2020

A new garden lifts the spirits of cancer patients at Houston Methodist.   Brad White was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer last September, but it wasn’t until November that the fear really swept over him. That’s when the 55-year-old native Houstonian got off the elevator on the 21st floor of the Houston Methodist Outpatient BuildingRead More

Adair Margo joins Texan by Nature Board of Directors

El Paso Herald-Post - March 9, 2020

Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit,  announced Monday the appointment of El Paso First Lady, Adair Margo to the Board of Directors. “I am honored to support Texan by Nature as an official board member,” said El Paso First Lady, Adair Margo. “Texan by Nature has been at the forefront of practical, common-sense conservationRead More

Texan by Nature, energy producers team up on conservation efforts

The Midland Reporter-Telegram - February 16, 2020

Permian Basin oil companies are known for their joint ventures with other companies. But those partnerships are spreading beyond the industry to other areas, such as conservation work. Joni Carswell, chief executive officer of Texan By Nature, the nonprofit founded in 2011 by former first lady Laura Bush, visited Midland last week to meet withRead More

Recycling for Baylor's Sustainability Program

Baylor Sustainability Program Earns Texan by Nature Certification

Baylor University - January 28, 2020

Baylor University’s sustainability program has earned Texan by Nature Project Certification, which provides Texas employers, organizations and individuals with recognition of meaningful conservation efforts involving and benefiting people, prosperity and natural resources. Texan by Nature is a conservation nonprofit organization founded in 2011 by former First Lady Laura Bush. “As a native Texan, for me personally,Read More

9 Ways to Prioritize Like a Boss

Reader's Digest - January 18, 2020

We rounded up the best tips and advice from successful business owners on how to get stuff done. When it comes to running a successful organization, we tend to hear a lot about inspiration and motivation: the story of why leaders do what they do. But how do they do it? Prioritization is the newRead More

Phillips 66 Partners with Texan by Nature & Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture to Impact Grassland Conservation

Phillips 66 Teams with Texan by Nature and Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture to Save Grassland Birds Houston, TX Phillips 66 has generously supported grassland bird restoration. The funds from Phillips 66 support a Texan by Nature Conservation Wrangler Project, the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture GRIP program, and their work restoring and revitalizing criticalRead More

Laura Bush Opens Up on Christmas With the Grandkids, White House Holidays and Her Outdoors Legacy

PaperCity Magazine - December 23, 2019

Why the Former First Lady Always Championed National Parks If there is one thing to know and respect about former first lady Laura Bush, it is her unwavering commitment and passion for the outdoors. In 2011, she founded the nonprofit, Texan by Nature, as a way to bridge the gap between businesses and conservation leadersRead More