In 2014, 93 percent of toxic waste from industrial facilities within U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6—Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas—was not released into the environment. Instead, the waste was managed through practices such as recycling, energy recovery, and waste treatment. This information is captured in EPA’s annual Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) report, which summarizes data about the toxic chemicals facilities use and release, and how they prevent pollution.
The World's Top Real Estate Leaders To Convene In Dallas For The Urban Land Institute's 2016 Fall Meeting, Set For October 24-27
Nearly 7,000 of the world's foremost leaders in the real estate and land use industry will convene at the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) 2016 Fall Meeting, set for October 24-27 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. ULI is a global research and education institute dedicated to responsible land use and building thriving, sustainable communities.
New program will work with citizens and lawmakers to help keep Texas clean and litter free
A group of Texas business and community leaders announced the launch of a new initiative designed to raise public awareness of the growing litter problem in our state and to help clean Texas clean by educating Texans about the high cost of litter and the economic development and increase tourism opportunities that come with litter abatement and preserving our state's natural beauty and unique heritage.
Donation commemorates the Apache Tree Grant Program's 10th anniversary
Apache Corporation will mark the 10-year anniversary of the company's popular tree grant program by donating its 4 millionth tree – a 16-foot tall live oak with a 6-inch caliper – to Memorial Park in Houston, Texas. The tree was planted during an anniversary celebration in Apache Grove at Memorial Park. Apache's CEO and President, John J. Christmann IV, will host the festivities and will be joined by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, representatives of the Houston Parks Department and past Apache Tree Program grant recipients.
Larson Electronics, a company that specializes in industrial lighting solutions, announced the release of a hazardous location emergency exit light system equipped with a 90-minute battery backup ballast to allow operation when power is severed.
The HAL-EMG-EXT-12W-2L hazardous location bug eye system from Larson Electronics is an ideal emergency lighting solution for locations where failsafe lighting reliability is a must. This lighting system is constructed with two 10 watt LED light fixtures, along with an enclosed battery backup ballast allowing the unit to operate for 90 minutes once power is lost. The 10-watt LED lamps incorporated in the unit produce 1,050 lumens each and provide over 50,000 hours of operation. The LED lamp is protected by a Pyrex globe and a polycarbonate globe guard.
Area gardens promote national event with a unified message, “A day spent in nature is never wasted.”
Six North Texas members of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA) have joined forces to promote the association’s National Public Gardens Day to be held on Friday, May 6, 2016. The participating gardens are Texas Discovery Gardens, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Clark Gardens, Chandor Gardens, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.