Joseph Moreno, Head Chef at Garrison Brothers Distillery, has all the traditional markings of a fantastic home-style chef. Strong hands, tattooed arms, and a smile that meets his eyes. His love for cooking came from his grandmother. And while he never learned her secret to being a good…
During the “hometown” round of the 2019 Bourbon Takeover of Texas, bartenders all across the state competed to create a cocktail inspired by the flavors of home. The following four concoctions creatively incorporated pecans.
Here in Texas, Thanksgiving is all about the Three Fs: family, food, and football. This year we’d like to propose a fourth F: forty-seven.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.