The City recognized TXU Energy for their generous donation of 35 trees that were planted in Bob Jones Park with a ribbon-cutting held on May 1, 2014. Mayor John Terrell, Southlake City Council Members, and TXU Energy representatives were present for the event.
The trees were delivered by the Texas Tree Foundation on April 4, 2012 to the park. The tree species that were planted include: Shumard Red Oaks, Live Oaks, Texas Red Oaks, Bur Oaks, and Cedar Elms.
“It is a goal in Southlake to provide attractive and unique spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy in our community,” says Mayor John Terrell. “These trees will not only add to the aesthetic of the park, but also encourage sustainability and environmentalism. Southlake residents and visitors will continue to benefit from these generous contributions for years to come. ”
This donation from TXU Energy is part of their Committed to Community Growth Program. Since the program’s inception in 2002, TXU Energy has planted more than 190,000 trees across Texas.
“We are pleased to see the Committed to Community Growth Program succeed in Southlake,” says Lacy Sperry, Community Relations Manager for TXU Energy. “We appreciate the long-standing relationship we have with Southlake and hope this donation has a lasting impact on the City.”
On April 30th the Southlake 2030: Sustainability Master Plan committee held its first meeting regarding sustainability. For Southlake, sustainability means enhancing the City’s current and future status as a desirable, attractive, safe, healthy and fiscally‐sound community.
The specific term “sustainability” was first brought to the forefront and identified as a key goal during development of the Vision, Goals and Objectives of the Southlake 2030 Plan in 2009. As a result, the development of this document, the City’s first Sustainability Plan, began in 2013 and was adopted in 2014.
For more information about the Southlake 2030 Plan, visit Southlake2030.com.
Press Release from Green Fest Southlake – this premier sustainability event in the local area will celebrate its 5th year in 2013. This one-of-a-kind, one day only experience will take place on April 6, 2013 in Southlake Town Square’s Rustin Park. This FREE event will offer opportunities for attendees to meet socially-responsible businesses showcasing their products and services. Green Fest Southlake will help empower people to live healthier lives—socially, economically and environmentally.
Attendees can expect to see the latest in energy-efficient solutions for the home and business, what and how to recycle, non-toxic home products and décor. Entertainment will be on-going throughout the day in the Pavilion and raffle tickets will be sold to win great prizes donated by area businesses.
Students in kindergarten through 6th grade are encouraged to participate by collecting juice pouches or old, unused cell phones for a chance to win an Apple iPad. Also, a crowd favorite, the scavenger hunt will be back! Kids K through 6 will have another chance to win an iPad by completing a 10-question card at the event. Two tickets will be drawn at the end of the event and those lucky winners will receive an Apple iPad, donated by Natex Architects.