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

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. 


JANUARY

WILD CHILD

Where to celebrate the solstice in DFW and see the best light displays, along with tips for natural decorating and green gifts.

Dec. 16, 2014

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

 

 

 

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.

Nov. 18, 2014 

Photos courtesy of Dallas Trinity Trails.

 

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens in Wake Forest, North Carolina is featured in "A Will for the Woods." The 2014 documentary about green burial is showing Nov. 6 at 7p.m. at the Perot Museum in Dallas. Photo courtesy of the filmmakers.

Oct. 27, 2014 

 

Oct. 6, 2014

By Amy Martin 
Photos by Scooter Smith

When a meandering prairie river runs through your city, should you straighten its curves into a glorified drainage ditch, force a for-profit whitewater park in one of its few natural places (and fail at it), allow businesses to decimate its forests, and have your park department generally ignore it? 

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