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The Water Wise Landscape Tour is an annual educational tour of residential homes with drought-tolerant, native, and adapted landscapes. The tour is free of charge to residents to visit homes.

STAR Communities certifies communities that are leaders in local sustainability.
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The Texas Trees Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose goals are to create an urban forest by planting trees on public streets, boulevards, and rights-of-way and to improve parks and public natural green spaces.
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The Green Infrastructure Modeling Tools model the impacts of green infrastructure on watersheds, air quality, and energy consumption.
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The Texas SmartScape program educates citizens on the ecological, economic and aesthetic benefits of using landscaping plants, shrubs, grasses and trees that are native or adapted to our regional climate and local conditions. The program also promotes education on pollution prevention through efficient and effective water use for citizens' benefit.
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The Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit transformed a typical residential street into a model "green street" by incorporating stormwater best management practices (BMPs) that capture and filter runoff from a 40-acre area. 

Informed by a stakeholder-led design process, the Blue Hole Regional Park aims to protect and enhance the site's ecologically sensitive areas. the park offers an enhanced swimming hole, an extensive interpretive education program, sustainable features, and active recreation amenities for thousands of annual visitors.

The Green At College Park is a 3-acre urban infill development on the southeastern border of the University of Texas at Arlington campus. The site celebrates a defined campus edge, gateway entrance treatments, an oval lawn for organized and informal events, pedestrian promenade, animated LED lighting, recycled glass pervious paving, a drainage garden, biofilters, rain planters, outdoor classroom and layers of seating.