Posted on: January 4, 2018

Help Increase the Number of Trees in Plano

Plano Tree Canopy Program

Live Green in Plano, the Texas Tree Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation are partnering to increase the tree canopy in Plano’s 75025 zip code by giving away trees for homeowners to plant in their yards.

Qualified, interested residents must register online to reserve their tree. There are six species from which to choose. All are native or well-adapted species in 5 gallon containers, and range from small to large size at maturity.  A unique Arbor...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Free Master Composter Training

Master Composter Training

If you enjoy working outdoors, sharing your passion for sustainable living, are interested in learning about composting, and have at least 20 hours of time to donate to your community, we invite you to join our Master Composter Team.

In contrast to our 2-hour Basics of Composting workshop, Master Composter Training is a 20-hour intensive course.  It teaches the science and methods of composting with the intention of empowering you to teach others that healthy plants start wit...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Cleanups

Volunteer for a Cleanup

Volunteers devote thousands of hours to helping keep our creeks, parks and public spaces litter-free and beautiful year round through events hosted by Live Green in Plano (LGIP).

However, litter trapped in tree roots and brush along creeks and waterways is hard to reach during much of the year, due to sloping banks, actively growing vines and poison ivy.LGIP's special two-hour Waterways Cleanup events held monthly between December...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Plano's Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

Planos Sustainability Division Receives Award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration

The Sustainability Division recently received an award for Excellence in Strategic Collaboration at the WaterSense Awards on October 5. This award was for the efforts in creating and cultivating partnerships that have impactful results on water savings.

The City of Plano, Texas, collaborated with utilities, councils, businesses and other WaterSense partners to emphasize the value of WaterSense to residents, especially related to outdoor water efficiency. The City worked with Rachio, a WaterSense partner,...

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Posted on: September 26, 2017

Congratulations to Our 2017 Environmental Community Award Winners

Congratulations to Our 2017 Environmental Community Award Winners

The businesses, schools, non-profits and faith-based groups below have gone above and beyond to help lead environmental sustainability in their community.

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LA COSTA APARTMENTS

This 462 unit apartment home community exhibits a serious commitment to sustainability. Energy cost-saving improvements include installing an Energy Star Certified roof and LED lights in exterior and common areas. Resident h...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Cigarette Litter Prevention

Cigarette Litter Prevention

You can now toss your butts in the newly-installed cigarette "buttlers" in Downtown Plano!

To combat cigarette litter in downtown Plano, Live Green in Plano was awarded a 2017 Keep America Beautiful Cigarette Litter Prevention Program grant to purchase cigarette butt stations, portable ashtrays for vehicles and a public education campaign. Afte...

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