Texan by Nature and H-E-B Partner to Plant Trees for Texans

Texan by Nature and H-E-B Partner to Plant Trees for Texans
Applications for tree planting community grant program kicks off this Earth Month

[Austin, Texas]: Texan by Nature (TxN), a Texas-led conservation non-profit that advances conservation by bringing industry and conservation together, today announced their Earth Month partnership with retailer H-E-B to support the TxN-led H-E-B Trees for Texans program. This program aims to enrich Texas communities by planting native trees that create healthier environments for our schools, communities, and future.

During Earth Month, H-E-B will give its customers an opportunity to engage in conservation action by accepting donations at the registers of store locations across Texas to support the Trees for Texans program. From April 10th to May 7th, customers can choose to make as many $1, $3, $5, and round-up donations at checkout as they please with all proceeds directly supporting the statewide tree-planting initiative. This collaboration underscores both organizations’ commitment to connecting Texans with conservation efforts, reducing urban heat islands, and supporting local nonprofits that protect our natural resources.

Through its For Communities branch, Trees for Texans awards $5000 grants to support hands-on conservation projects that enhance tree canopy, reduce the heat island effect, expand greenspace, and beautify public areas in Texas communities. Applications for 2024 grants are open from April 10th, 2024, to June 7th, 2024, targeting fall tree-planting initiatives.

“Trees for Texans is another successful example of what is possible when business and conservation collaborate to build brighter futures for all Texans,” says Joni Carswell, CEO and President of Texan by Nature. “We look forward to supporting even more good work from local non-profits, municipalities, and civic organizations in 2024.”

“Partnering with Texan by Nature for the H-E-B Trees for Texans program aligns with our commitment to sustainability and making a positive impact in Texas. Together, we’re not just planting trees; we’re planting the seeds for a greener, healthier future for generations to come.” says Leslie Sweet, Managing Director of Sustainability & Environmental Affairs at H-E-B.

To date, H-E-B Trees for Texans has: 

  • 162,989 native trees planted, 
  • 260 acres of Texas land reforested, and 
  • shade for 1724 students in urban areas across the Lone Star State.  

To learn more about Trees for Texans, click here.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Karina Araujo
Texan by Nature
512-284-7482
karina@texanbynature.orgHEB Our Texas our Future Trees for Texas logoAbout H-E-B:
H-E-B, with sales of $43 billion, operates more than 430 stores in Texas and Mexico. Known for its innovation and community service, H-E-B celebrates its 118th anniversary this year. Recognized for its fresh food, quality products, convenient services, and a commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience and lowest prices. Based in San Antonio, H-E-B employs over 154,000 Partners in Texas and Mexico and serves millions of customers in more than 300 communities. For more information, visit heb.com and the H-E-B Newsroom.

Texan by Nature logoAbout 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 150+ 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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