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November 14, 2019

American Campus Communities: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

Apache Corporation: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

Austin Convention Center: TxN 20

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…

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November 14, 2019

Cirrus Logic: TxN 20

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…

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November 14, 2019

Union Pacific: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

King Land & Water: TxN 20

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…

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November 14, 2019

Cactus Feeders: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

Comerica Bank: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

Darling Ingredients: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

CEMEX: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

Dell Technologies: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

DFW Airport: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

Farmer Brothers: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

H-E-B: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

Harvest Seasonal Kitchen: TxN 20

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…

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November 14, 2019

Texas Health Resources: TxN 20

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…

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November 14, 2019

Southwest Airlines: TxN 20

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…

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November 14, 2019

Phillips 66: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

NRG Energy: TxN 20

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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November 14, 2019

Parkland Health & Hospital System: TxN 20

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.

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October 17, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 19

In episode 19 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen finds hope along the path to ending homelessness, Andrew shows us a wildlife bridge where animals can wave at cars in safety, and Arely tells us of a local news network that inspired statewide action to aid students experiencing…

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September 25, 2019

Giving Young Texans the Gift of History

Last year, almost 100,000 students, teachers, and chaperones from 111 counties in Texas connected with the Bullock Museum, and we look forward to welcoming even more through our doors this year.

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September 24, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 18

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to share episode 18 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world. Optimism can change lives, but it doesn’t always come easy. Join hosts Owen Egerton, Arely Silva and Andrew Roush as they dive headfirst into exploring the…

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September 20, 2019

I Know a Place

On your next weekend trip, get to know McAllen, one of Texas's hidden gems.

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September 17, 2019

The Bull x The Horns: Is “Manifesting” Effective?

Q: I hear a lot about “manifesting” and how some people just believe, focus and think about something they want in their lives and then they use positive thinking to help them get it. It seems like wishful thinking, or a passive way to reach goals. Is there any science…

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September 16, 2019

The Escape Room Aboard the USS Lexington

The USS Lexington arrived in Corpus Christi in 1992, opened that October, and has since served as a naval aviation museum and educational facility that explores the deep and rich history the ship holds. Nicknamed “The Blue Ghost” during World War II, the ship’s flight deck aboard the USS Lexington…

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September 16, 2019

Brews and Bay Views in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi’s craft beer scene is booming as new breweries and brewpubs open throughout the city. There are restaurants that have begun their own brewing operations, as well as local brews on tap in almost every Corpus Christi restaurant. Escape the beach and the Texas heat for a little while,…

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September 16, 2019

Foodie Experience in Corpus Christi

With seafood, sushi, and burgers galore, there is no a shortage of dining options in Corpus Christi. Because new restaurants are opening frequently all over the city, Corpus Christi is becoming quite the foodie destination. When envisioning a true Corpus Christi lunch experience, sitting on an open-air pier over the…

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September 16, 2019

Top Photo Spots in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is a diverse, ever-growing, Texas beach town is filled with endless scenic opportunities to explore the outdoors, eat your weight in delicious seafood, learn about the history and culture of the city, and relax on the beach with a local beer in hand. With so many intriguing places…

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September 11, 2019

Beaumont-The Best of Both Worlds

Straddling borders but not bound by state lines, Beaumont is big Texas fun with Cajun flair. Embodying the best of the Lone Star State and Louisiana with Southern charm to boot, it’s so unique that we made up an adjective to describe our culture – Texiana.

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September 10, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 17

The Texas Optimism Project and Frost Bank are proud to share episode 17 of Good Newscast, a podcast about good news in the world. Optimism can change lives, but it doesn’t always come easy. Join hosts Owen Egerton, Arely Silva and Andrew Roush as they dive headfirst into exploring the…

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September 6, 2019

South Padre Island Experience

This summer, Ana Cruz, author of the lifestyle blog Rollos De Mujeres, paid her first visit to South Padre Island. From dolphin watching to family waterparks, Cruz’s trip to the Texas Coast was one for the books.

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August 26, 2019

Five Ways to Say “Spa-ahh” This Fall

Sometimes one has to get away in order to get back to one’s true self. Whether you’re looking for a rejuvenating weekend getaway or a far-flung all-encompassing retreat, here are five sanctuaries worth savoring.

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August 24, 2019

GONZO247 Optimism Lounges are Popping Up in Downtown Houston

Ever find yourself in need of a break? A quiet moment all to yourself—or perhaps shared with a friend—that can recharge your soul and change your entire perspective on the day? You’re not alone. But sometimes you just need a little reminder to take time for your mental…

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August 23, 2019

How to Prize Fest in Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana

From January to February, the people of Shreveport-Bossier yell, “Throw me something mister!” to Mardi Gras parade floats rolling through downtown Shreveport. In early October, on some of the same streets they cheer, “¡Viva La Film Prize!” Prize Fest, like Mardi Gras, is engrained in the culture of northwest Louisiana.

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August 20, 2019

Good Newscast: Episode 16

In episode 16 of Good Newscast, sponsored by Frost Bank, Owen praises the equalizing power of the see-saw, Arely shows us how easy it can be to help alleviate grim conditions at the border, and Andrew finds a Korean precedent for protest in Hong Kong.

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August 19, 2019

Texas Whiskey Trail Certified

Last year, the Texas Whiskey Association made the decision that in order for it to be considered true Certified Texas Whiskey, all of these steps must be done in the Lone Star State.