Dec. 8, 2014

By Julie Thibodeaux

Greenies know they need to shop local but when you’re strapped for time and stumped for ideas, it’s easy to resort to the big box stores. 

Here’s some eco-friendly items found at local green venues to jump start your shopping list.

Local green expert Fran Witte offers her best advice for an eco-friendly holiday. 

Dec. 3, 2014

By Julie Thibodeaux

The Dallas Fed Ex Ground Hub, located in Hutchins, began drawing power from more than 4,500 solar panels in October. Photos courtesy of FedEx.

Dec. 2, 2014 

Fed Ex is soaking up the Texas sun at its Dallas-area facility while reducing its carbon footprint, thanks to a new solar installation. 

Dallas entrepreneur Garrett Boone is the principle investor in TreeHouse, a green home improvement store that opened in Austin in 2011. Photo courtesy of JetsonGreen.com.

Dec. 1, 2014

Local activists urge North Texans to let their political representatives know that the Keystone XL pipeline is part of an unsustainable future of fossil fuels. Above, protestors hold up signs at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas during rush hour in February. Courtesy of Linda Cooke.

Nov. 19, 2014

The city of North Richland Hills is considering requiring a special use permit for solar solar installations on street-facing slopes of a resident’s roof as well as for ground mounted systems more than 500 square feet. Above, a home in Cedar Hill with solar panels on the street-facing side of home. Photos courtesy of the DFW Solar Home Tour.

Nov. 11, 2014 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fort Worth-based Go Green Smokeless Oil International has created a biodegrable nontoxic motor oil. 

Nov. 10, 2014 

By Rita Cook 

Nov. 3, 2014

Video by Marshall Hinsley

Watch a 3.39 minute video about UTA's compost program:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Arlington Conservation Council hosts: "Solar Option: Obstacles and Opportunities,” for its annual Julia Burgen Lecture Series on Nov 5 at the Eunice Center in Arlington. Photos courtesy of the DFW Solar Home Tour. Above, the Westbrook home in Fairview.

Oct. 29, 2014

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