Oak Cliff Earth Day 2013 was an eco-friendly success according to the people attending the event on Sunday, April 21. The atmosphere was very laid back and friendly, sort of like visiting your favorite cousin. There was plenty of entertainment and education going on. The Mutt Strut was one of the main events
A great group of greenies turned out for Green Source DFW’s pre-Earth Day mixer on Thursday, April 18. Business connections and new friends were made during the gathering at The People’s Last Stand in Dallas.
Here’s a snapshot of some of the multi-talented and eco-minded attendees:
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.
Winning the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award this year for "Entrepreneur" Eddie Lott says the award is special to him for a lot of reasons.
“First and foremost it means people such as our peers and the public recognize how hard we work every day and they recognize that the organization we've created matters enough to reward us for it and that validates our work.”
Folks in and around Dallas’ Greenville Avenue, and otherwise, are now privileged to have Green Grocer (www.greengrocerdallas.com), another source of locally grown fresh organic food, as well as, among other things, a variety of beer and wine, eggs, meat, cheeses, chocolates, and coffee.
How do two SMU graduates found a food company with a global conscience? For Ben Hurt and Blaine Iler, an entrepreneurship class was the first ingredient in crafting a successful partnership. When their professor asked if anyone had started a business, only their hands went up. That was the catalyst for their friendship and the decision to start Dallas-based Impact Foods.