By Brandolon Barnett
It was a warm Thursday when environmentalists from around the Dallas Ft. Worth area joined Green Source DFW for its first meetup. The People’s Last Standat Mockingbird Station teemed with forty-two professionals, volunteers, and folks with a genuine interest in making Dallas a more green and sustainable place to live. Representatives of Citizens Climate Lobby, Natural Awakenings, Groundwork Dallas, Downwinders at Risk, and Texas Campaign for the Environment, were all present.
Gwen and Lisa Alexis
The mixer served as the inauguration of a quarterly event for the Green Dallas Ft. Worth meetup group sponsored by Green Source DFW. It was a “fantastic group of people who share a passion for the green life, share current news and keep each other educated”, commented one attendee.
Virginia and Zac Rick and Eric
The People’s Last Stand is a local speakeasy-styled bar located in Dallas’s Mockingbird Station. Established in 2012, The People’s Last Stand is committed to utilizing locally sourced flavors and ingredients in its concoctions. It was thus a fitting location for local environmentalists to meet. Members of the Green Dallas Ft. Worth meetup, nicknamed greenies, discussed their own personal environmental projects, ranging from animal rescue to climate change lobbying. Members came out to network with others in Texas’ community, and many noted the rarity of this sort of offering.
Green-Dallas-Ft-Worth will be holding other meetups at The People’s Last Stand throughout 2013. On Thursday, April 18th, the organization will hold an event in honor of that April’s Earth Day. On Thursday, July 18th, the group will meet in recognition of World Environment Day. Finally, on Thursday October 17th the group will meet to celebrate National Wildlife Day. The group is also accepting suggestions for other events.
Started in 2011, in 2012, its second year, Green Source DFW, a project of the Memnosyne Foundation, grew by leaps and bounds. Now in 2013, starting its third year, Green Source DFW is moving to incorporate more news you can use with a weekly green spotlights on goings on in the Dallas / Fort Worth environmental community every Tuesday, and a weekend green feature aimed at highlighting local green deals and events to help you plan your weekends every Wednesday