Dallas-based Bug-Bouncer sells eco-friendly mosquito repellent in three blends. Photos courtesy of Marla McDonald.

Aug. 5, 2015

While there are a number of eco-friendly mosquito repellents on the market, Marla McDonald of Dallas and Stephen Sawyer of Austin got the itch to sell their own version called Bug-Bouncer last year. Now they're scrambling to keep the product in stock with orders swarming in from as far away as Hawaii.

Jason Winningham of Duncanville created the Green Tip of the Week series. GreenSourceDFW.org recently began publishing Winningham’s eco-friendly videos as an ongoing feature.

Aug. 3, 2015

By Julie Thibodeaux

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Mark MacLean, founder of Marley Wind Works, makes wind-powered machines.

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Beverly Thomas' Veggie Van is stocked with fresh organically grown produce from her farm.

Green Grocer contacted their supporters at the end of May to ask for help keeping their business going. Photos courtesy of Green Grocer.

June 8, 2015

During the last week of May, Cassie Green, co-owner of Green Grocer, sent out a plea to her customers. 

June 7, 2015

Photos by Phillip Shinoda

White Rock Local Market, which launched in 2009, recently announced its three locations are going under a new name that signals its emphasis on local vendors and artisians.

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.

 

 

Samuel Bistrian, the Dallas-based founder of Roma Boots, donates a pair of eco-friendly rain boots to a child in need for every pair sold. Courtesy of Roma Boots.

April 14, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above, Amanda Vanhooizer, founder of the Coppell Farmers Market, is ready to dig into her new job as director of market operations at Dallas Farmers Market. Courtesy of Dallas Farmers Market.

April 7, 2015

By Julie Thibodeaux

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