By Rita Cook

In the perfect world of thinking green the car you drive can add up to a lot when considering Mother Earth.

A good case in the point is the Chevrolet Volt, which I recently drove and I was actually quite pleased too.  Not only is it all about fuel efficiency to the tune of about 379 miles on a full battery charge and a tank of gas, but I was also noticed just about everywhere I went with a thumbs up pointed in my direction.

By Theresa Mioli    

Photos from Sustainability + Me! reception sponsored by Veev Acai Spirits.


By Holly Haber  

The Net Zero Energy Home of Tomorrow shown at the State Fair of Texas this year was a fully furnished model home.  It has all of the features that you might expect: solar panels, solar hot water system, LED lights, energy efficient appliances, and a smart heating and cooling system. Net Zero means that it produces as much energy as it uses.

Oct. 31, 2011
  

By Phillip Shinoda    

By Julie Thibodeaux    
    

More than 83 percent of the homes built in Dallas that are LEED certified are Dallas Habitat for Humanity homes.    

By Rita Cook     

Dallas resident and architect Alicia Quintans knows about living green.  In fact she says “I grew up on a farm so a sustainable lifestyle is very familiar. My grandparents were farmers and home-grown produce was available all year round. My family lived in a farmhouse with no central a/c and butane heaters. The house was designed to allow for air flow and we often slept on the screened porch in the summer.”

By Rita Cook     

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