Fields of Focus

How HERO is making life better in Texas

IMPACT AREAS

In collaboration with University Members, HERO is focused on making a difference in three key impact areas:

CONSERVATION OF TEXAS HABITATS

HERO seeks to conserve, protect and improve Texas’ natural resources, including open lands, water, and plant and animal life.

TEXAS
ARTS

HERO seeks to improve the application and expression of creativity within the diverse Texas cultures and vocations of Texans.

WELL-BEING OF TEXANS

HERO seeks to improve physical and emotional well-being and health by promoting intergenerational human therapies and decency.

Under the umbrella of these three impact areas are eight fields of focus.

FIELDS OF FOCUS

HERO identifies Texas University Members who seek funding in support of students, faculty and academic programming that advance HERO's eight key fields of interest.

Texas Habitats

Water conservation for consumption
Water as environmental resource
Water as energy resource

Animal habitats and food resources
Water sources and environment
Sustaining and supporting diverse species

Fishing as recreational activity
Sustainable, healthy food source
Sustaining and supporting habitats and species

Cutting-edge projects on the food-land-energy-water nexus
Wildlife habitats in harmony with fossil fuel production
Ground and surface water protection

Texas Arts

Sustainable farming
Ranch to table advancement
Foods for healthy living

Texas artist advocacy
Children’s artists
Art as therapy

Well-being of Texans

Moozie kindness principles for children
Open environment experiential impact on kindness

Preservation of Texas heritage for working and sporting horsemanship
Therapeutic support for individuals with disabilities
Research and neuropsych impact of equine/human interaction