By Julie Thibodeaux    
    

By Teresa Mioli    
     
Public Comments Invited: A public meeting is scheduled for September 26 for the Bob Bowers Civic Center in Port Arthur. A second meeting is scheduled for September 28 at the University of Texas Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium in Austin.
 

A Big Fracking Problem

Even the drought can’t stop fracking from permanently removing water from the cycle.    

By Kristy Alpert    

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 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 Rita Cook 
  
From recycling, to composting to steering clear of using chemicals in his yard that was just the beginning of Dr. Earl Ruby’s green-minded living alternatives at his home in Midlothian. Later he added four wind turbines in his yard as well as 60 solar panels.

By Brandolon Barnett  

Discussing the depiction of drilling in the documentary Gasland, the objectives of Dallas's gas drilling task force, and the potential impact on policies in North Texas and beyond.

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar, a progressive farm-to-fork establishment in Plano, has just become the first full-service restaurant in Texas to offer commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on site. It is an example of a eco-conscious and sustainability-centered establishment that seeks to reduce its carbon footprint wherever it can.

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  

Discussing the history and importance of the energy audit, the biggest drains on our power, and energy education.

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