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Celebrating Earth Day from a New Urbanist Perspective

Park in New Braunfels, TX

Today is Earth Day, a day to recognize this planet's beauty and take action to preserve our valuable resources. Since 1970, Earth Day has been an annual day of celebration to raise awareness about the need for cleaner water, unpolluted air and environmentally-friendly behavior.

In honor of Earth Day 2013, several local organizations are teaming up to bring you green services, such as e-waste recycling drop-off sites, gardening activities and film screenings. For a full list of activities in the New Braunfels area, click here.

Backyard in Town Creek, a New Braunfels, Texas development

For New Urbanist developers, the eco-minded approach is year round. An emphasis on pedestrian and bicycling-friendly design allows residents to comfortably live without relying on motor vehicles for life's daily needs, reducing the need to drive. Natural spaces are also valued in this development model; Town Creek integrates built and natural environments in beneficial ways. This is evident in our land plan which places home, work and other resources near each other, with wide sidewalks, tree-lined streets and on-street parking.

Front yard in Town Creek, a New Urbanist development in New Braunfels, Texas

Town Creek strives to be a hometown neighborhood that is environmentally, economically and socially sustainable. From our family to yours, we wish you a Happy Earth Day 2013.

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