Urban Sustainability

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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All photos depict an Austin home with permaculture features designed by John Bushe. Tonight, gardening enthusiasts and sustainability advocates can check out the permaculture features John Bushe installed at his Dallas townhome, which is for rent beginning Jan. 1. 

Dec. 17, 2014

In November, Snappy Salads began serving its guests paper straws instead of plastic versions at its seven DFW locations.

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. 

Above, roasted seitan, peppers and portabellas is a holiday dish recommended in Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas. See recipe.

Nov. 18, 2016

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