Volunteer Citizen Involvement

By Phillip Shinoda

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. 

Coppell Earthfest 2013

There were numerous Environmental Events during the first weekend in April including the  

Dolphin Blue produces documentary on DC Climate Rally • Gary Liss to offer primer on zero waste • Botanical Research Institute of Texas launches Farmer’s Market

 By Julie Thibodeaux


In the Dallas Morning News Big Scoop Blog, reporter Randy Lee Loftis reported minute by minute on the progress of the hearing:  

March 1, 2013

Memnosyne Institute
2013 Green Source Environmental Leadership Awards

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A digest of the latest green community news in North Texas Jan 21.  This week assistant editor Julie Thibodeaux reports on • Recycling Bins Planned for Fort Worth and Dallas • The Future of Prairie Fest • Public Hearing on Cowtown's Solid Waste Plan

By Phillip Shinoda 

Even before the Dallas Planning Commission meeting on reconsideration of three permits for gas drilling in Dallas parks  that were denied in December,  there were complaints that there would be no citizen input in the process.  Speakers spoke in the Flag room before the start of the meeting.