Marcus Hiles understands the benefits of urban wilderness and is proud to stand with organizations like American Forests in their mission to create and preserve these spaces. Urban wildernesses are important to local ecosystems because they promote happiness among residents. But they also play a vital role in retaining ground and rainwater, cleaning the city’s air, creating life-giving oxygen. The shade created by trees can keep a car fifty degrees cooler than if it were parked in the sun. American Forests works to study municipal forests and educate the public about the importance of parks and wilderness spaces in our daily lives, providing information such as the fact that two trees produce enough oxygen for one person and pull twenty pounds of air pollution out of the air each year. Natural spaces in urban areas must be created, maintained, and preserved by the public for the benefit of the entire community.
Environmental protection and preservation of plant life on planet Earth is really important to the philosophy of Houston house market specialist Marcus Hiles. “Creating communities that work in harmony with nature and lessen humanity’s carbon footprint is a responsibility I embrace,” he notes. One foundation of his green friendly building practices is installing appliances labeled by the United States Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR. Western Rim Property Services translated their financial point of view into action in over fifteen thousand upswing rental townhomes and apartments in the Lone Star State. Since the ENERGY STARS’ launch in 1992, Americans’ ENERGY STAR usage has diminished CO2 emissions by 283.2 million metric tons. With the average Texan paying $1,650 per year in electrical bills and another $400 annually for natural gas, energy efficient appliances mean utility savings of up to 50 percent.