Travel Light for the Environment


By Rita Cook    
  
You want to travel, but you also want to be kind to the Earth. The good news is you can do both.  According to Harriet Elder of Latitudes Cruise and Travel in Midlothian, Texas she says “This is certainly a concern for a specific group of travelers and it is a growing trend in all walks of life to be more protective of our planet. It is important to do all that we can to leave as small a footprint as we can.”


By Rita Cook    

Molly Rooke: Environmental Advocate

By Esther Wu    

At first glance Molly Rooke appears to be a shy, soft-spoken unassuming woman who appears to be more comfortable at the back of the room than in front. She is a slim woman with long blond hair and piercing green eyes. But don’t let her demeanor fool you. Molly Rooke is a woman who can move mountains -- for the good of the environment. And it all began with a small pile of newspapers in 1988.

By Brandolon Barnett     



What do words like “green”, sustainability or the environment mean to you? This is the theme for our first photo contest! Our goal here at Green Source is to strengthen the green community of North Texas. One of the best ways to do this is to share perspective not only through news-stories but through images and video.

July 5, 2011

Cowtown is a little greener these days, thanks to Liz Johnston.

The 29-year-old Fort Worth native said growing up she’d never been particularly eco-conscious but her priorities shifted when she became pregnant with her first child. As an expecting mother, she became vigilant about what she ate, cleaned with and put into her home. Her concern was not only for her unborn daughter’s health but for the world she would inherit. 

By Brandolon Barnett  

Discussing Biking as Green Business, the Bike Friendly Concept, and Dallas's New Bike Plan

McKinney’s Greenest Spa

By Rita Cook     

By Esther Wu    

From Texas Campaign for the Environment
    
Environmentalists and local government leaders have praised Texas legislators for passing a bill that will have TV manufacturers take back and recycle obsolete televisions, keeping toxic materials such as lead and mercury out of Texas landfills and water sources. Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 329 into law—unlike in 2009, when Gov. Perry vetoed a similar bill. Advocates count this as one of the rare environmental victories during the 2011 Texas Legislative Session.

By Rita Cook

For 35-year-old Dallas recycle artist Angela Mosera the art she creates from antique broken watches and a medley of other recycled items is her way to give back.  Retooling the watch pieces into necklaces, earrings and even cuff-links, she also makes wine charm sets out of scrabble pieces and purses out of old wooden boxes.

Greening Your Kids This Summer

By Rita Cook   

How much do your children know about
green living -- here are some simple ways to turn an eco-friendly education
into fun.

Instead of spending time doing the same
old activities with your children this summer, get outdoors and teach your
tykes a little about the earth. Not sure where to begin, here are a few ideas
to get you started.

Making kitchen composting easier

By Robin Sowton

Perhaps you've just started composting. You're dumping leaves and grass clippings into a corner of the yard regularly, but you just haven't got into recycling the kitchen scraps. After all it can be annoying to have banana peels, coffee grains or vegetable trimmings sitting out until it is convenient to take them outside.

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