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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

11 Super Stocking Stuffers Under $25

Texas Lifestyle Magazine - December 17, 2019

  Here’s a great round-up of holiday treats to help you and Santa fill those stockings to the brim. Bigs or littles, we’ve got something for everyone—even your four-legged loved ones! Pudus Slipper Socks The ultra-plush fur lining make these slipper socks uber cozy while the rubber grippers on the bottom make them slip-resistant. WithRead More

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