Our Mission

Green Source DFW is an education project to bring together environmental groups, green businesses and the Dallas-Fort Worth community and provide them with tools  to communicate with each other.


The goal of Green Source DFW is to advance the environmental movement in the Dallas-Fort Worth area by promoting: green living, sustainable practices,  nonprofit environmental organizations, eco-friendly green businesses, environmental education, scientific information, public policy discussions, and socially responsible investing.


A Message from Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, Co-Founder and President of Memnosyne Institute:

"Welcome to the Green Source DFW website. Memnosyne Institute created it to advance the Green Movement in Dallas-Fort Worth. GreenSourceDFW.org is built to be a central communication point for people committed to change the world and people who might. I encourage everyone to participate fully and learn from each other."

Sincerely, Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk

Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk

Co-Founder and President of Memnosyne Institute

Phillip Collins

Phillip E. Collins

Executive Director, Memnosyne Foundation

Phillip Shinoda

Phillip Shinoda. Ph.D.

Project Manager
Shinoda Associates, LLC

Julie Thibodeaux

Julie Thibodeaux

Managing Editor


Green Source DFW Board of Advisors

Anna Clark
Pam Daniel
Joshua Frenk
Amy King
Mike Orren

Alicia Quintans
Grier Raggio
Mary Anne Mayer Redmond
Julie Reynolds
Wendel Withrow

Green Source DFW Contributors

Rita Cook

Rita Cook is an Arlington-based award-winning journalist who writes or has written for the Dallas Morning News, Focus Daily News, Waxahachie Daily Light, Dreamscapes Travel Magazine, Porthole, Core Media, Fort Worth Star Telegram and many other publications in Los Angeles, Dallas and Chicago. With five books published, her latest release is “A Brief History of Fort Worth” published by History Press. Contact her at RCook13@earthlink.net.

Marshal Hinsley

Marshall Hinsley is a writer, video producer and sustainable farmer who lives in Waxahachie. He's written for Culture Map Dallas, Edible Dallas & Fort Worth magazine and a variety of corporate clients. On his organic farm south of Waxahachie, Hinsley specializes in growing organic specialty melons. Contact him at Marshall.Hinsley@gmail.com.

Barbara Kessler

Barbara Kessler is a DFW journalist and former Dallas Morning News reporter who manages the green living websites GreenRightNow.com, FriscoGreenLiving.com and AddisonGreen.info. She can be contacted at BKessler@GreenRightNow.com.

Amy Martin

Amy Martin, a journalist and writer for more than 30 years, is currently senior comedy critic for TheaterJones, North Texas Wild columnist for GreenSource DFW and Texas Faith panelist at the Dallas Morning News. She was contributing editor for the national magazine Garbage (recycling and features), and has written for Dallas Morning News (recycling), Dallas Observer (music), and Dallas Times Herald (performing arts). For a dozen years, Martin also operated a popular alternative news service called Moonlady News, earning her the nickname Moonlady. A leader in Earth-centered and unaffiliated spirituality, Martin was director of Earth Rhythms and creator of the acclaimed Winter SolstiCelebrations. She may be reached through Moonlady.com

Gary Olp

Gary Olp is an award-winning LEED-accredited architect and founder and president of GGO Architects , the first green practice to open in Dallas. He speaks and writes about sustainable design and environmental stewardship.

Minnie Payne

Minnie Payne is frequent contributor to GreenSourceDFW.org. She’s written for Pegasus News, Frisco Style Magazine and Seedstock. She presently freelances for Living Magazine, The Senior Voice and Your Speakeasy. She can be reached at jdpmap77@gmail.com.

Julie Ryan

Julie Ryan writes on environment, ecology and land care, designs sustainable landscapes, and educates about the Earth through public and private programs. Her work has appeared regularly in the Dallas Morning News and D Magazine, and also in Texas Parks & Wildlife, Spirit and more. She’s the author of two popular books on sustainable native landscaping in Texas, and lives in Dallas. She can be contacted at Texana_Flora@yahoo.com

Penelope Taylor

Penelope Taylor is a Dallas-based freelance writer. A native New Yorker, she has called Dallas home for 20 years. Her work has been published in local, regional and national publications, including the Dallas Morning News, Edible DFW, the Texas Jewish Post and others. She is a conscious eater, diligent recycler, composter and an avid but not very accomplished gardener. Penelope is passionate about making a difference to the future of our planet and sharing the myriad ways that people are making a difference today.

Jason Winningham

Jason Winningham , aka the Green Tip Guy, is a Duncanville resident who's been sharing his green tips for more than two years via his website GreenTipOfTheWeek.com. Contact him at GreenTipGuy@gmail.com.