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In Dallas as in Phoenix, People Look to Trees for Relief from Urban Heat Islands

by Brandon Loomis
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Dallas and Phoenix are the fastest warming cities in the United States, and while both cities will always be hot, an article published by the Arizona Republic details how these cities are working to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability to reduce temperatures and improve the health and quality of life of its residents. In 2017, the Texas Trees Foundation conducted an Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, funded by Alliance Data and considered one of the most comprehensive urban heat studies in the country, found that more than one-third of Dallas is covered in concrete and commercial and residential buildings. The solution? The study found more green spaces, i.e. trees, can offset the concrete and other impervious surfaces in these growing regions. See how planting more trees in both cities is changing and saving lives.

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Dallas and Phoenix are the fastest warming cities in the United States, and while both cities will always be hot, an article published by the Arizona Republic details how these cities are working to balance economic growth and environmental sustainability to reduce temperatures and improve the health and quality of life of its residents. In 2017, the Texas Trees Foundation conducted an Urban Heat Island Management Study of Dallas and its surrounding areas. The study, funded by Alliance Data and considered one of the most comprehensive urban heat studies in the country, found that more than one-third of Dallas is covered in concrete and commercial and residential buildings. The solution? The study found more green spaces, i.e. trees, can offset the concrete and other impervious surfaces in these growing regions. See how planting more trees in both cities is changing and saving lives.

Introducing Dallas Zoo Lights, a Bright New Holiday Celebration

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The Dallas Zoo will debut a new seasonal tradition starting this November, hosting its inaugural holiday celebration – Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant. This kicks off a three-year relationship with the electricity and home services provider as the signature sponsor of the Dallas Zoo Lights event.

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant will transform the Dallas Zoo into a winter wonderland with nearly one million twinkling lights that illuminate the night sky throughout the holiday season.

Texas Trees Foundation Announces New Dallas Urban Heat Island Effect Report and Findings, Sponsored by Alliance Data and Wells Fargo

Summary: 
  • Dallas county heating up second-fastest in United States
  • Data reveals trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions
  • Study to help inform, drive action for municipalities, urban developers and corporations
Press Release
  • Dallas county heating up second-fastest in United States
  • Data reveals trees help mitigate rising temperatures, improve health of community, offset carbon emissions
  • Study to help inform, drive action for municipalities, urban developers and corporations

National Diversity Council is Proud to Announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas

Press Release

DALLAS, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers in Dallas, a definitive list of executives, influencers and achievers impacting the legal industry.

“The 2017 Top 50 Multicultural Lawyers award list highlights some of the most extraordinary legal professionals in the Dallas Area,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such a distinguished group of leaders dedicated to continuous success in their workplaces and communities.”

How a Cross-Sector Coalition is Reducing Childhood Asthma in Texas

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Dallas Children’s Medical Center, a 100-year-old nonprofit hospital serving North Texas, identified the need to reduce disparities in childhood asthma outcomes across racial, socioeconomic, and geographic boundaries. Asthma is the most common chronic condition for children living in Dallas and was the top cause for admission to the Children’s Health emergency department in 2013.

Texas Diversity Council Discusses LGBT Cultural Competency at 2017 Healthcare Diversity Summit

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DALLAS, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Texas Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Greater Dallas Healthcare Diversity Summit that will be held July 11, 2017. The event will be hosted by long-time corporate partner, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, for the 5th consecutive year. Attendees will gain knowledge and advice from some of the top leaders in the healthcare field. The theme of this year’s summit is “Diversity in Healthcare: It’s Time for Action.”

Texas Trees, Alliance Data and American Forests Conduct Urban Heat Island Study to Understand the Effects of Trees, Paved Surfaces and Buildings on Temperature and Air Quality in Dallas County

Urban Heat Island Study Results Highlight the Critical Environmental, Social and Economic Role of the Region's Tree Canopy
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Alliance Data, and Texas Trees Foundation, in conjunction with American Forests, the oldest national conservation organization in the United States, teamed up to implement the urban heat island study in Dallas County, which identifies where the region is experiencing high urban heat island temperatures and the associated effect on air quality, and where greater tree canopy coverage could mitigate the issue. The study also uncovered that Dallas is the second largest city in the country that is warming the fastest, which means hotter nights and even hotter days.

#GoingToBat: Ian Kinsler All Over the Map Giving Back to Others

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Ian Kinsler is playing his fourth season at second base for the Detroit Tigers and is again among the keys to  the team’s playoff hopes. The consistent veteran star also is playing a significant role in the community through his involvement in several philanthropic organizations, as usual.

A Smarter City is the Smartest Gift to Give

Jori Mendel, Strategic Alliance Manger. AT&T
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I was at a friend’s birthday party recently and noticed something interesting about the presents he received from guests. The standard bottle of wine or tickets to a ball game don’t cut it anymore. The trendy gifts these days are gadgets that incorporate “smart” technologies, connect to your home and try to make life easier. You can speak to a radio to tell it to change the station, remotely lock the doors or turn off lights in your home and even buy an interactive refrigerator with touchscreen and internet access!

Denbury Executive, Whitney Shelley, Named 2016 DFW Woman of the Year

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DALLAS, November 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is proud to honor Whitney Shelley with the 2016 DFW Woman of the Year Award, which was presented at the Dallas Women’s Conference on November 3, 2016. Ms. Shelley is the Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Denbury Resources, an independent oil and natural gas company specializing in enhanced oil recovery. With more than 20 years of experience in senior level human resources roles, Shelley has undoubtedly proved that she is deserving of such a distinguished award.

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