Land trusts aim to preserve Texas landscape

Oak Cliff Nature Preserve in Dallas is overseen by the Texas Land Conservancy. Courtesy of Texas Land Conservancy,

Jan. 27, 2012

We’ve all got an urban sprawl story. For years, you’ve driven by a picturesque pasture or stand of trees, only to find it gone one day, replaced by a row of houses or a shopping center. Yet as development continues to threaten native landscapes, land conservation is gaining momentum across the U.S.

By Rita Cook     

(Photo: SMU’s 250-square-foot "pallet house", a temporary installation intended to draw attention to SMU's new degree in Sustianability and Development.) 

Jan. 20, 2012

Jan. 20, 2012   


"The preservation of historic buildings may be the best possible approach to sustainability"      

By Rita Cook     

TWU prof leads weekly neighborhood clean up

Jan. 9, 2012

Fort Worth resident Carol Sullivan came up with a unique way to clean up her block. 

All over Dallas - Fort Worth,  Churches are adopting sustainable practices.  We would welcome stories about these efforts -    

By Julie Thibodeaux    

Dallas Eco-Op Coming Soon!

When Heather Rinaldi gets a notion, you better watch out!  The founder of Texas Worm Ranch got the idea that the green community needed a place where environmental groups could have classses,  meetings and events.

By Rita Cook    

Todd Howard is an architect, but not just any architect since his firm, t. howard + associates in Dallas, is “the” authority on Design for Wellbeing®.
“[It is] a sustainability-centered approach, which focuses on the building elements that support the health and development of the individuals whose lives are sheltered within our designs,” Howard explains.

Our Facebook Friends' New Years Resolutions

Here is a group of New Year's Resolutions from our Facebook Friends. Please friend GreenSourceDFW on Facebook.

 Harmony Hailey Brown

Dec. 26, 2011
Around New Year’s, many of us resolve to make positive changes in our lives. We wondered what eco-friendly habits members of the local green community were vowing to adopt in the upcoming year. Here’s a few of DFW's green New Year’s resolutions for 2012: