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New wheels in Cowtown • Austin-based nonprofit seeks DFW volunteers for home energy app   By Julie Thibodeaux



By Keri Houchin

Valentine’s Day is a day to show love for those around us. Treat your sweetheart to something special and show a little love for Mother Earth too. Traditional gifts are romantic, but look for these creative alternatives to make a small difference.

By Julie Thibodeaux
Julie’s Green Light: A digest of the latest green news in North Texas Feb 4, 2013.   This week assistant editor Julie Thibodeaux reports on: • Gecko Hardware to Open in Dallas • The Greener Good in Fort Worth to Close

Shopping Green / Green Living   

 A digest of the latest green news in North Texas  This week assistant editor Julie Thibodeaux reports on Rockwall Fifth Grader's Business Funds Conservation• Dallas Promotes Green Day of Service • Former Austin Mayor Kicks off Speaker Series 

(Photo: Happy Green New Year 2013!)     

Published 01/03/2013

Dec. 24, 2012

By Rita Cook


(Photo: The meditation circle at the Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, courtesy David Bethard)    

Published 12/20/2012    

Dec. 4, 2012

The holidays are a time for lots of buying decisions, which makes it a perfect time to go green. What better way than to start with the tree.

Many consumers still face the annual question of whether it is better for the planet to cut down a real tree or buy an artificial one. But Will McClatchey, vice president of research at the Botanical Research Institute in Fort Worth, said there is little room for debate—real trees are better.