PalletSmart in Fort Worth makes furniture, home decor and custom projects out of repurposed pallets and other reclaimed material.

Aug. 12, 2015

By Jason Winningham, the Green Tip Guy

This is a new feature called "Green Tip of the Week "created by Green Tip Guy Jason Winningham of Duncanville.  

Nikki Duong Koenig, the founder of Cykochik

This vegan handbag from Cykochik, based in Dallas, incorporates recycled material.

June 10, 2015

Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award finalist Kenneth Winn wears a black hat but he's one of Pleasant Grove's good guys. For nearly a decade, the 71-year-old has been picking up trash and discouraging litterbugs in his southeast Dallas neighborhood – all on his own initiative. 

On Wednesday, the Dallas City Council voted to repeal the city's bag fee ordinance after plastic bag manufacturers sued. 

UPDATE June 14, 2015: Story has been updated below with election results. 

June 5, 2015

On Wednesday, the local fight against plastic bags took a blow when the Dallas City Council voted 10-4 to repeal the Dallas bag fee that went into effect in January.

Andrea Ridout, founder of Gecko Hardware in Dallas, is launching a new radio show this month called "Down to Earth." It will air at noon on Saturdays on 1190AM. Gecko's mascot George the Rooster is featured on the program's theme song. Listen here. Photo courtesy of Gecko Hardware.

Above, Joan Meeks accepts the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award for Small Business from Green Source DFW project manager Phillip Shinoda in March. Photo by Libbie Simonton.

May 11, 2015 

April 23, 2015

Stephen Sturdivant, Region 6 contact for EPA’s Food Recovery Challenge, will be speaking at Earth Day Texas on Saturday, April 25, at 5:15 p.m. at Centennial Hall. Above, produce rescued by FoodSourceDFW.

April 21, 2015 

By Julie Thibodeaux

Coppell kids

March 23, 2015

Earth Day is officially celebrated April 22, but North Texas cities stretch out the holiday for four weeks starting in late March.

That's good news for greenies because that means fewer events overlap and you can attend an ecofest every week for a month. Check out the line up below – all events are free.
 

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