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Marcus Hiles - Gifts 59 Acres of Land for Community Parks

Central components of open green areas in any neighborhood are sustainability, environmental stewardship, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. As a developer of affordable luxury residential communities in Texas, the Founder of Western Rim Property Services, Marcus Hiles is honored to be able to donate land for community parks and provide the much-needed property for natural recreation spaces. Trees, plants and wildlife are essential for life and allow families, couples and individuals a place for relaxation. These spots can only thrive through the generous work and dedication of people and businesses, such as Hiles, devoted to environmentally friendly efforts.

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Toyota Aims for Net Positive Impact: 2016 North American Environmental Report Tracks Progress

For Toyota, boldly shaping the future of mobility starts with making a positive impact on the environment in diverse communities across the United States and Canada. For Toyota, boldly shaping the future of mobility starts with making a positive impact on the environment in diverse communities across the United States and Canada.

In the recently published 2016 North American Environmental Report, Toyota outlined these positive impacts.  Over the past year, Toyota's North American operations have reduced water usage by nearly 100 million gallons, the equivalent to the annual water use of more than 900 average American families. Toyota also announced plans for a 7.75 megawatt solar array at Toyota's new headquarters campus in Plano, Texas, which will reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by 7,122 metric tons, or the equivalent of the electricity used by almost 1,000 homes in a year.

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Endangered Bird Gets Protection From Big Industry in Texas

Black Capped Vireo - Val Verde Conservancy, LLC (VVC) is pleased to announce that it has recently obtained formal approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Region 2 for the Val Verde Conservation Bank (VVCB) in Val Verde County Texas.Val Verde Conservancy, LLC (VVC) is pleased to announce that it has recently obtained formal approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Region 2 for the Val Verde Conservation Bank (VVCB) in Val Verde County Texas. Located near Devils River State Park in Southwest Texas, VVCB is the only USFWS approved bank providing conservation credits for the federally endangered Black Capped Vireo (Vireo atricapilla) in the entire state. The initial phase of the credit release includes 500 acres, with subsequent phases totaling nearly 6,500 acres of available conservation credit habitat.

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Spinnaker Selected as a Recipient of the SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2016

Supply and Demand Chain Executive Magazine Recognizes Spinnaker a Leader in Delivering Sustainable Supply Chain Solutions

Spinnaker, the international provider of supply chain consulting and returns management solutions, is a 2016 recipient of the 9th Annual Green Supply Chain Award. This year's awards recognize small, mid-size and large enterprises that leveraged green practices and solutions to further drive sustainable improvements in their supply chain. The Green Supply Chain Award also distinguishes companies making green or sustainability a core part of their supply chain strategy, and are working to achieve measurable sustainability goals within their own operations and supply chains.

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E.ON Dedicates Colbeck's Corner Wind Farm

Family members of Doug Colbeck join Patrick Woodson, Chairman of E.ON North America, several local elected officials from Gray and Carson Counties, Texas, and other E.ON representatives to officially open Colbeck's Corner Wind Farm on Nov. 2, 2016.

Project Named For E.ON Developer Doug Colbeck, Who Passed Away from Leukemia in 2013; Two-Hundred Megawatt Wind Farm, E.ON's 20th Wind Farm Since 2006, Expected to Generate Nearly $34 Million in Tax Revenue for Local Communities

E.ON dedicated its Colbeck's Corner Wind Farm, the company's 20th project since 2006 and 15th wind farm in Texas.  The 200 MW project is particularly close to E.ON personnel's hearts because it is named in honor of Doug Colbeck, a long-time developer at E.ON who passed away in 2013 after a battle with Leukemia.  Doug's family joined E.ON North American Chairman Patrick Woodson to honor Colbeck's memory at today's ceremony. 

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