Stories about advocacy for the environment

 This commentary is a response to a recent article in the pages of Green Source DFW on 'The Air Out There - The Quest for Clean Air in DFW', pollution and ozone levels in Dallas Ft. Worth.    

July 6, 2012

 July 5, 2012

As Dallas-Fort Worth braces for the long hot summer, ozone alert days are also popping into the forecast. Those are days when ozone levels are expected to rise to unhealthy levels as designated by Environmental Protection Agency standards.

By Anna Clark     

This op ed was written in association with The Op Ed Project for the Huffington Post Green and has been re-published with permission.     

(Photo: The cover of Just Food, a new book by Texas State Professor James McWilliams on sustainability in eating and farming)     

By Julie Thibodeaux     

This article is part of a series in Summer 2012 in the pages of Green Source DFW covering landscaping and sustainable and organic gardening. For more see -     

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Update on the Dallas Bike Plan

By Jada Brazell     

The Dallas City Council adopted the Dallas Bike Plan last year, but without public advocacy and funding, the plan amounts to little more than lines on a map.

 June 19, 2012

They’re women who specialize in sustainable businesses -- everything from recycling to environmental science to green marketing. They’re entrepreneurs, city employees and job seekers. Together they make up the Dallas-Fort Worth group known as Women in the Environment.

By Rita Cook     

By Minnie Payne     

(Photo: A panoramic view of Belo Gardens Park in Downtown Dallas, which had its opening in May) Photo Credit to Tony Lauro via     

By Jada Brazell