• SMU student wins green chemistry award • Water-saving shower gadget • Fort Worth bike sharing stations open on Earth Day

 By Julie Thibodeaux



GREENER LIVING THROUGH CHEMICALS

By Julie Thibodeaux. Photos by Phillip Shinoda.

The sun shone, the vendors were upbeat and the crowds turned out for Earth Day Dallas at Fair Park this weekend. While we heard some complaints about greenwashing, overall there was lots of green energy.

The green-themed hardware store hosts its soft opening on Earth Day • A Peep at the Coops showcases the backyard chicken craze

April 21, 2013

 

 

GREEN OPENING

April 15, 2013

When well-known Dallasite Trammell S. Crow founded Earth Day Dallas in 2011, it was held in the Arts District downtown in April and drew 265 exhibitors and 48,000 visitors in the first year. The following year, the event grew, attracting roughly 58,000 people at its new larger location at Fair Park, where the event will be held again in 2013 on April 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

USGBC North Texas hosts Green Gala awards • Call for public art proposals that use recycled material • Course aims to boost sales of urban farmers 

By Julie Thibodeaux



By Rita Cook

Here comes spring and what better time to figure out how to “green” your home.  No matter what changes you want to make from the small to the more ambitious, you can garner tips from Anna Clark, author of Green, American Style, who owns the second LEED approved home in Dallas. Recently, she shared some of the sustainable choices she's made in her home.

Dallas video race adds green focus • Irving hosts eco-film fest • North Texas star party puts spotlight on light pollution

 By Julie Thibodeaux

 


March 6, 2013

By Phillip Shinoda

Hundreds of people from all over the country converged on Dallas for the Frack Attack Summit, March 2-3. There were people from Philadelphia to San Francisco, and from Wyoming to Texas. Their common interest was the effect of hydraulic fracturing for gas on the environment: water, air, health, community.

Julie’s Green Light: Feb. 25 • Anti-gas drilling activists to gather in Big D •  North Texas Commission to gather about water crisis • SMU conference showcases potential geothermal energy in oil and gas plays  By Julie Thibodeaux 


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