BRIT includes a state-of-the-art herbarium with more than 1 million specimens.

 

Aug. 2011


By Julie Thibodeaux    

By Rita Cook 
    
For 33-year-old Dallas resident Colin Stanley building his own electric car meant taking a proactive approach to seeing his dream come true sooner than later.  Stanley decided to enter the upcoming national Motor Verks Contest hosted by Electric Vehicles Television. 

By Brandolon Barnett    

Chrissy Cortez-Mathis, president of the Dallas Organic Garden Club (DOGC) discusses organic vs. non-organic gardening, the state of local gardening efforts, and the potential role for individuals and governments in supporting sustainable gardening methods.


By Esther Wu    

     
If you drive past Gary Gene Olp’s home, you may be struck by its contemporary design. But what makes his house truly different is not readily visible. Unlike most of the homes in Dallas, Mr. Olp’s house not only saves him money, it helps save the environment. “To be more specific, it is helping to preserve the environment for future generations,” explains Gary Gene Olp, who was recently appointed chairman of the North Texas chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council  

By Brandolon Barnett  

What does "green" mean to you? From the opportunity for children to enjoy nature to the beauty of the smallest things around us, people who care about the environment are answering the question with entries in the 2011 Green Photo Contest by Green Source DFW. You have until the 30th to submit your entry through our Facebook page

 

By Brandolon Barnett     

Architect Thom Mayne during his lecture on Day 1 of the 2011 Sustainabilty Showcase in Dallas. What was in store for Day 2?

Sustainability Conference: Day 2

By Brandolon Barnett      

Recognize the bridge? Some called it a bridge to nowhere. Brent Brown, speaking at the 2011 North Texas Sustainability Conferece, is one of the people trying to change that with more sustainable design

Richland College has announced that its 118,000-square-foot Sabine Hall science building has been awarded LEED® Platinum certification, established by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.

Cooperative, Green Living: Coming to DFW!

Wouldn't it be nice if....?

Getting a new garden hose for Summer?

Many of us use hoses to water our gardens, fill our dogs’ water bowls, and fill pools. And in summer months, kids playing outdoor will often drink from the hose. What you may not know is that many hoses are made of polyvinyl chloride, which uses lead as a stabilizer. A 2007 Consumer Reports Study tested 16 hoses:

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