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The D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards 2018

On August 1st, at the inaugural D CEO Nonprofit and Corporate Citizenship Awards, the Texas Trees Foundation was given the prestigious honor of being awarded Best Organization of the Year: Small Nonprofit. The purpose of the event was to celebrate and honor those individuals and organizations making a difference in the North Texas community. A diverse assortment of incredible organizations were up for the award, and we are so grateful to work with them in improving the lives of North…

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‘Urban Island Effect’ Compounds Phoenix’s Sweltering Heat

View PDF of article   Anita Snow for AP News July 26,2018   When temperatures soar as they have this week in downtown Phoenix, homeless people ride the air-conditioned light rail to avoid a heat so brutal it killed 155 people in the city and surrounding areas last year. An occasional siren wails as paramedics rush to help people sick from the heat. Already devilishly hot for being in the Sonoran desert, Arizona’s largest city is also an “urban heat…

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5 Ways to Keep Cities Cooler During Heat Waves

View PDF of article   Brad Plumer for the New York Times July 24, 2018   Cities can be miserable during heat waves. All that concrete and asphalt soaks up the sun’s rays, pushing temperatures up even further. Tall buildings can block cooling breezes. Exhaust from cars and air-conditioners just adds to the swelter. This is known as the urban heat island effect: A large city’s built-up environment can make it 2 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the surrounding countryside…

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A Simple Solution to Help Cities Fight Overheating: More Trees

View PDF of article   Adele Peters for Fast Company July 20, 2018   On a hot day in Dallas, when the temperature soars above 100 degrees, it might be as much as 10 degrees hotter in some neighborhoods. A new project mapped which parts of the city are hit hardest by the urban heat island effect–the fact that pavement and buildings and human activities make cities hot–and then started planting trees to help cool one neighborhood down. In a…

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Islands of Concrete Keep Dallas Temperatures Well Above What the Weatherman Reports

View PDF of article   Janette K. Monear for the Dallas Morning News July 31, 2018   This weather is a scorcher, especially in cities like Dallas with lots of concrete and few trees. Driveways, sidewalks, parking lots, roads and plazas absorb the sun’s heat, getting hot enough to burn the soles of your bare feet or the paws of your furry best friend. These areas, known as urban heat islands, are slow to cool down, especially when temperatures don’t…

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‘Cool School’ Dan D. Rogers is Now a Dallas Park With 90 New Trees, a Playground and More

View PDF of article   Will Maddox for Advocate: Lakewood/East Dallas May 31, 2018   Thanks to a partnership with Texas Trees Foundation and Dallas Park and Recreation Department, Dan D. Rogers Elementary is the recipient of 90 trees, a new playground, amphitheater and more. Rogers received the “Cool Schools” grant from Texas Trees which helps provide trees, tree-related curriculum and other support to schools. Afghan pine, Bur Oak, Mexican Plum, Chinese Pistache and Cedar Elm are just some of the diverse…

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