Live Green Plano Fashion Part 2 - Trashion

By Rita Cook    

Oct. 31, 2011

For years, wind power has stirred up controversy for its deadly effect on birds, but now researchers are concerned about its fatal attraction to another critter on the wing — bats.

Dr. Amanda Hale, Courtesy of TCU.

By Phillip Shinoda    

By Brandolon  Barnett    

A conversation with Kelly Clemons of Deep Ellum Urban Gardens on the inspiration for the Urban Gardens project, the goals of the Deep Ellum Urban Garden, and the status of the group's fundraising efforts.

By Rita Cook   


"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them." - Bill Vaughn    

Oct. 23, 2011

By Rita Cook     

By Julie Thibodeaux    

More than 83 percent of the homes built in Dallas that are LEED certified are Dallas Habitat for Humanity homes.    

 By Julie Thibodeaux    

A monarch sipping on your sunflower may seem carefree but it harbors ambitious plans. This time of year, when they stop for a drink, they’re refueling for a long haul to Mexico.    

Local Architect Keeps it Green in Oak Cliff

By Rita Cook     

Dallas resident and architect Alicia Quintans knows about living green.  In fact she says “I grew up on a farm so a sustainable lifestyle is very familiar. My grandparents were farmers and home-grown produce was available all year round. My family lived in a farmhouse with no central a/c and butane heaters. The house was designed to allow for air flow and we often slept on the screened porch in the summer.”