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The cities where we live are heating up, but the places where we live need to be cool. What makes a cool city? Green infrastructure, sustainable design, art, music, trails, walkability, greenways, complete streets, parks, open space, and really cool people.
Managing urban heat in an increasingly hot and dry climate is necessary to protect public health, infrastructure, the economy and quality of life. Trees and green infrastructure are a priority for urban heat management.
Economic development in the absence of environmental integrity is neither sustainable nor resilient – and it’s just not COOL.
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Celebrate trees with this promotional video of Texas Trees Foundation. Created by students at Art Institute of Dallas as a class project, this video details the importance of trees in urban environments and how Texas Trees Foundation is making a difference, by creating healthy communities through tree planting, education and advocacy. Join us today and plant a tree!
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Texas Trees Foundation (TTF) and Oncor have launched an interactive online educational website designed to help both children and adults learn important facts to ensure their tree planting experience is a rewarding one.