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Olympic City USA: Where Dreams Become Reality

Feb 24, 2020 By TM Studio

Colorado Springs isn’t just a dream getaway; it’s where dreams become a reality. Just head to 1 Olympic Plaza and see for yourself. It’s so woven into the fabric of this Rocky Mountain city, that it’s called Olympic City USA—and for good reason.

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Good Newscast 24: Optimism + Technology

Feb 20, 2020 By TM Studio

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank’s Opt for Optimism initiative are proud to share episode 24 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good things in the world. Season 1 of the podcast explored optimism in the headlines, but season 2 welcomes a different format and new host. Chelsea…

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20 Must-See Texas Musicians at SXSW

Feb 20, 2020 By TM Studio

From rock to pop, country to soul, South by Southwest is bringing it all to the Live Music Capital of the World. Check out this list of Texas-based artists and see them perform live if you’re visiting during SXSW. Find out when and where to see these musicians perform at…

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Experience Marble Falls Like a Local

Feb 19, 2020 By TM Studio

Tucked away in the Texas Hill Country, Marble Falls is truly a hidden gem that’s just waiting to be explored. In this video, we follow locals Kurt and Heather around town. From Numinous Coffee, “the best coffee in town;” Redid, a sister-owned Vintage Store; Bill’s Burger Joint; and Save the World…

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Corpus Christi at The Waves Resort

Feb 13, 2020 By TM Studio

If you’re searching for the perfect place to stay while exploring Corpus Christi, look no further. Waves Resort houses the ultimate getaway, complete with an extensive outdoor water park, esports gaming lounge, indoor game room, full-service restaurant, and giant outdoor theater.

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Corpus Christi: Explore the Bay Side

Feb 13, 2020 By TM Studio

The Bay Side of Corpus Christi has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for restaurants, beaches, or family friendly activities. During your stay, make sure to check out the following list of fun attractions.

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Corpus Christi: Explore the Gulf Side

Feb 13, 2020 By TM Studio

The Gulf Side of Corpus Christi offers the perfect beach getaway. Home to a plethora of waterside restaurants and activities, the Gulf Side promises adventure for the whole family. Check out this roundup of fun things to do during your stay.

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South Padre Island Experience

Feb 5, 2020 By TM Studio

Rain or shine, South Padre Island is a beautiful place to get away. Whether you’re a snow bird seeking warmer weather, a foodie looking for exquisite cuisine, or an angler looking for the next big catch, this coastal destination is the place to be.

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All in the Family: Part 1

Jan 31, 2020 By TM Studio

All in the Family is a three-part series featuring stories behind classic, family-owned businesses in Texas. In our first video, we meet the Kiolbassa family from Kiolbassa Smoked Meats.

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Texas Optimism Project + Frost Bank Campus Events: 2019 Recap

Dec 16, 2019 By TM Studio

The Texas Optimism Project organized a campus speaker series at Texas universities to spark practical conversations about optimism. In 2018, we hosted events at four universities and discussion topics ranged from global health and entrepreneurship to mindfulness and creativity. This year, optimism was spread to students…

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Holiday Meal Planning

Nov 26, 2019 By TM Studio

From the classics to holiday drinks, check out these featured recipes for the holiday season from the chefs at H-E-B.

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H-E-B Holiday Gifting

Nov 26, 2019 By TM Studio

If you’ve got a foodie on your holiday list, or really anyone who either cooks or aspires to cook, H-E-B is ready for you with gifts ranging from specialty gadgets to tools they’ll use everyday.

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A Texan Tamalada

Nov 26, 2019 By TM Studio

In homes across Texas, the Christmas season is incomplete without homemade tamales. Tamalada parties—a generations-old tradition that brings together family and friends to create delicious tamales that everyone will enjoy at holiday meals.

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Texan by Nature 20

Nov 22, 2019 By TM Studio

Texan by Nature has partnered with Texas Monthly to launch the first Texan by Nature 20, an effort to recognize and celebrate the best work in conservation and sustainability coming from businesses operating in Texas. Help us celebrate the TxN 20!

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Texan by Nature 20 Selection Committee

Nov 15, 2019 By TM Studio

A cross-industry Selection Committee of executive leaders came together to rate and rank the final 50 businesses leading innovation in conservation in order to name the inaugural Texan by Nature 20. The TxN 20 is an initiative of Texan by Nature to recognize innovation and leadership in conservation. For…

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American Campus Communities: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Austin-based American Campus Communities (ACC) is big on sustainable construction and operations. Founded in 1993, ACC is the largest student housing company in the nation, with 37 LEED® certified properties, more than any other company in the American student housing industry.

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Apache Corporation: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Apache Corporation, a Houston-based exploration and production company with assets around the world, works to demonstrate that oil and gas operations and environmental stewardship in West Texas are not mutually exclusive enterprises.

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Austin Convention Center: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Over the past decade, the operators of the Austin Convention center have consistently managed to drop energy, water, and natural gas usage by 30 percent or more. In 2011, a retrofit of the building received Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® program: lights and fixtures were upgraded from incandescent bulbs to LED lighting, and the building now runs wholly on wind energy.

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Cirrus Logic: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Cirrus Logic, a major player in the semiconductor industry, is driving down vehicle emissions with proactive commuting solutions for its employees. The Austin-based company operates a free-of-charge network of private shuttle services at its major locations in Austin and Edinburgh, Scotland, and also fully reimburses employees that take local trains and buses.

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Union Pacific: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

In 2018, Union Pacific reduced its energy consumption by 3.1 million kilowatt-hours, with a large part of this reduction resulting from employee-driven solutions. Last year, Union Pacific kept 71 percent of its roughly 2.09 million tons of waste from going into landfills.

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King Land & Water: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

The Fort Davis-based “Conservation Real Estate Company” was founded by James King, who for twenty years served as Director of Land Protection for The Nature Conservancy, and Tammy King, a longtime real estate broker. Together, they’ve drawn on decades of relationships with landowners, buyers, sellers, and state and federal natural resource agencies to protect over 500,000 acres of land and water in Texas.

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Cactus Feeders: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Cactus Feeders, an Amarillo beef and pork production company, is utilizing intensive rotational grazing of cattle to build soil, help pull carbon from the atmosphere, and increase the soil’s water retention capacity.

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Comerica Bank: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Comerica has racked up awards in sustainability, such as a Climate Registry recognition for excellence in greenhouse gas management. Comerica’s Shred Days are signature community events in Dallas and Houston, where the company partners with Iron Mountain to collect, shred, and recycle paper documents for free.

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Darling Ingredients: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Darling Ingredients has grown from a small rendering company to a global organization with more than 200 locations on five continents. At the heart of that growth is Darling Ingredients’ commitment to providing sustainable ingredients to feed and fuel a growing a population.

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CEMEX: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

CEMEX has cemented its role as an industry leader, supporting alternative fuels, energy-saving initiatives and landscape scale restoration initiatives via conservation areas and corridors in Texas.

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Dell Technologies: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

As one of the largest technological corporations in the world, employing more than 145,000 people globally, Dell makes its mark through collaborative partnerships that help reduce electronic waste, promote recycling, repurpose electronic parts, and positively contribute to environmental efforts.

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DFW Airport: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

DFW purchases all its electricity from Texas wind farms, helping to reduce their emissions by eighty-three percent on a per passenger basis since 2010 and become the first airport in North America to achieve carbon neutral status.

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Farmer Brothers: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Farmer Brothers, the publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of coffee, tea, and foodservice items, is planting sustainable practices that are supported by its SEED (Social, Environmental, and Economic Development) strategic framework.

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H-E-B: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

H-E-B demonstrates its commitment to conservation daily in nearly every aspect of its operations, from responsible seafood sourcing to store and warehouse solar installations that have made the company one of the largest private owners of solar power systems in the region.

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Harvest Seasonal Kitchen: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Harvest Seasonal Kitchen offers locally-sourced, seasonal American fare and drinks, with a menu that changes based on what is seasonally available within a 250-mile radius. The kitchen uses every part of the animals and vegetables it receives, using techniques including preserving in jars, dehydrating into powders, and making its own sausage and stock.

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Texas Health Resources: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Texas Health has invested millions in projects that lowered energy consumption by 2.56 percent over the last five years, saving $15 million in utility costs. Recycling efforts diverted more than 108,000 pounds of pulse oximeters and other medical devices from landfills in 2018 alone. The system also hosts community shredding and recycling drives, in addition to participating in a laundry cooperative that conserves millions of gallons of water annually.

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Southwest Airlines: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Southwest’s Repurpose with Purpose program upcycles, downcycles, and recycles discarded items like seat covers, blankets, life jackets, and aircraft engines into useful products. The program is aided by several different partner organizations, like Arise Veteran Foundation that uses leather from Southwest seats in veterans' rehabilitation programs. Southwest has repurposed and kept more than one million pounds of discarded material out of landfills since 2016.

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Phillips 66: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company, whose sustainability strategy is based on four pillars — operational excellence, environmental stewardship, social responsibility and financial performance. Sustainability extend throughout its operations, while the company also provides significant support for entities engaged in environmental protection, education, and restoration.

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NRG Energy: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

NRG Energy, a leading power generator and retailer, set a goal in 2015 to reduce its absolute emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050—targets more ambitious than those set in both the U.S. Clean Power Plan and Paris Climate Agreement.

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Parkland Health & Hospital System: TxN 20

Nov 14, 2019 By TM Studio

Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the nation, doesn’t seem a likely place to find eight acres of tranquil green spaces and a park-like wellness garden, but both are elements of the facility’s campus opened in 2015.