TV legend and solar-energy advocate Larry Hagman brought star power to Dallas’ inaugural Earth Day celebration.

Most folks still think of him as J.R. Ewing, but TV legend Larry Hagman recently starred in a new role at the inaugural event Earth Day Dallas.  At 79, Hagman has still got it as a performer, although these days he’s acting the part of solar-energy pioneer. He’s also lending his star power to the cause of clean technology as a board member of the Solar Electric Light Fund, a global non-profit that develops solar rural electrification in developing countries.

Local organizers turned out at Dallas Earth Day to bring attention to issues affecting our air and water. They urged everyone to take these steps:

North Texas Goes Green for Earth Day

There were many Earth Celebrations around the DFW metroplex these past two weeks, and unlike previous years, all of the events somehow managed to escape rainfall.

Some of these celebrations have been highly successful for the past few years including Plano's Live Green Expo and Oak Cliff Earth Day.

Now in its fifth year, Plano's Live Green Expo featured a wide range of exhibitors, and included rain barrel workshops, square-foot gardening, electric/hybrid cars, and more.

Dallas Greendrinks and Net Impact are planning another Carrotmob. This time they are coming together under the green umbrella of Earth Day Dallas to once again bring people together to ‘mob’ a local Dallas business.  Carrotmob will reward an environmentally and socially responsible business with a mob of new customers.

March 4, 2011

A revised settlement agreement between Ash Grove Cement and the cities of Dallas and Arlington now includes language that preserves the goal of the original green cement policy, winning the support of DFW clean air activists who initially opposed a deal two weeks ago.

Queen of the Sun looks at disappearing bees

As you have probably heard, we have been losing large populations of honeybees. There are multiple factors for this, but the largest threat comes from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), a disorder still not clearly understood.

Bees and humans have had a long connection--particularly when it comes to the cultivation of plants.

Texas quietly gains a place in the sun Its first solar farm has started up in San Antonio, and six more are in the works