Urban Sustainability

The empty chairs represent the six open city council seats that the Dallas Green Alliance hopes to fill with environmentally conscious council members. Courtesy of the Dallas Green Alliance.

March 11, 2015 

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions' Urban Agriculture team aims to promote urban agriculture, saying it provides many benefits to the city. Photos courtesy of DCHS.

Feb. 25, 2015

The Dallas tree canopy covers about 30 percent of the city's land area. About 37 percent of the canopy is located south of Interstate 30. 

Feb. 11, 2015

Above, Dr. Pankaj Jain, the Venerable Tashi Nyima and Dr. Hind Jarrah, representing the Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim faiths, discussed the environment at the recent interfaith panel hosted by Dallas Interfaith Power & Light on Martin Luther King Day. Photo courtesy of Stephen Fuqua.

Feb. 3, 2015

Street facing solar panels in Cedar Hill. Courtesy of DFW Solar Home Tour.  

Jan. 23, 2015  

Solar proponents in North Richland Hills are pushing back against the city’s solar ordinance, calling it too restrictive.  

 A Fort Worth group known as Bring Your Bag, Fort Worth is actively promoting reusable bag use. An information meeting will be held Jan. 27 at 5:30 pm in Fort Worth. Photos courtesy of Bring Your Own Bag, Fort Worth.

Jan. 27, 2015 

Jan. 13, 2015

By now, we should all be using reusable bags on at least some of our shopping sprees. According to WorldWatch.org, Americans reportedly throw away 100 billion plastic grocery bags every year.

As of this month, Dallasites are no doubt becoming more motivated to use reusable bags, thanks to a single-use bag fee that went into effect Jan. 1. 

 

Dallas' new bag fee law requires a five-cent fee on all single use bags. Courtesy of city of Dallas.

Jan, 12, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nissa Salas, founder of the 30/30/30 Litter Campaign in the Pleasant Grove neighborhood in Dallas, gets assistance from volunteer Kenneth Winn and his litter patrol truck. Photos courtesy of Nissa Salas. 

Jan.7, 2015

By Rita Cook

Dec. 29, 2014

By Julie Thibodeaux

Here's a look back at some of the top environmental stories in the Dallas-Fort Worth region in 2014. 


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