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MEDIA ADVISORY: Austin Families to Celebrate Statewide Sustainability at Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Planet Texas 2050 is hosting a free, family-friendly event at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for Central Texas residents passionate about conservation and sustainability.

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WHAT: Planet Texas 2050, a grand challenge initiative of The University of Texas at Austin to make the state more resilient in the face of rapid population growth and climate extremes, will host the Austin Family Reunion, a family-friendly event at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for Central Texas residents who are passionate about conservation and sustainability.

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 20, 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.

MEDIA: The event is open to the public.

WHO: UT grand challenge researchers, Wildflower Center scientists and a growing list of local groups and organizations will be on hand to talk, network and share ideas about how community members can help make Texas a healthy and vibrant place to live.

BACKGROUND: Planet Texas 2050 is the first grand challenge from UT Austin. It brings together more than 100 researchers from more than 30 disciplines across campus in an 8-year sprint to tackle some of our state’s biggest climate and population challenges.

The Austin Family Reunion will include Planet Texas 2050 researchers and Wildflower Center scientists and docents, as well as local organizations and community groups from across Central Texas. Partnering organizations include Austin Community Design and Development Center, Farm Share Austin, Hill Country Alliance, The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment and more.

This will be a relaxed evening with games, docent tours of the Wildflower Center, music and light refreshments courtesy of Thirsty Planet Brewing Company. It’s a chance to ask questions, network, and see how you can get involved in making Texas resilient in a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere.

For more information and to register, visit: https://events.attend.com/f/1383786247