The Grove Dallas is a new coworking community that is launching this summer to serve the social mission sector of entrepreneurs, non-profits and artists in Dallas. The Grove seeks to combine business with social change initiatives to positively impact the cultural landscape and serve the social mission sector of Dallas. 

The topic: "The Naked Business: Radical Transparency and How it Will Help Your Business Thrive." 
Description: Traditional advertising is dead. The future is all about your reputation and your relationship with your employees and stakeholders. Now that we have constant access to the truth about the products we use and the ethics of the companies behind them, big brands are realizing that looking great isn't enough. It's time to actually be great. What does this mean for your business? 

AIA Dallas Committee on the Environment (COTE), USGBC North Texas, and the CSI Dallas Chapter are partnering to showcase the latest green building products and technologies for commercial and residential use. 

NTX Sustainable Showcase is for architects, engineers, interior designers, developers, contractors, owners, facilities managers and others interested in the sustainable building industry. This event will provide panel presentations with experts in the industry who will review why to choose healthy materials, how they affect designs, and how to implement in projects.

Cost: $100 ($90/AIA, CSI and USGBC members) and $45/students. 

9:00- 9:30 a.m. Registration 
9:30-11:00 a.m. Pod 1 - Why Choose Healthy? 
11:00-11:30 a.m. Break & Vendor Exhibition 
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch with Keynote speaker 
1:30-3:00 p.m. Pod 2 - Design Considerations 
3:00-3:30 p.m. Break & Vendor Exhibition 
3:30-5:00 p.m. Pod 3 - Healthy Materials Implementation 
5:00 p.m. Private Social Hour and Garden Tour

Eat, drink and discuss zero-waste sustainability.

The North Texas Renewable Energy Group is hosting a field trip to BE-Wind, a new wind turbine manufacturing company spawned from a 10-year-old aerospace manufacturing facility. The company formed last July after four years of testing, developing and engineering of their model "EOW2800" dual-vertical-axis wind turbine. BE-Wind incorporates their team's background of aerospace manufacturing, automotive engineering and prototype capabilities to build innovative advanced wind turbines.

Network and learn about green living and green businesses in DFW with environmentally conscious folk. $1.

Plastics entrepreneur Jeff Drummond will share about his project, which is making use of existing plastics to create 100 percent recycled and biodegradable products.

Women in the Environment will tour the education and community gardens and have a picnic lunch provided by the city. Free/WE members, $10/non-members. To join WE, go to

The MarketReady Training program addresses the market development risks and relationships small farmers and ranchers must manage as they seek to develop supplier relationships with restaurants, grocery, wholesale and foodservice buyers. $35, includes box lunch. For course info: Laura Miller , or 817-884-1945.  For registration info: Extension Conference Services, or 979-845-2604.

This happy hour will be our second meetup of the year. Your first round of drinks is on Green Source DFW and there'll also be appetizers and other light snacks. See link to RSVP.

Happy-hour forum for people who want to exchange views on how business, the local economy, and ecological practices/sustainability can work together. Discuss a variety of ecological, economy-friendly concepts, including "Good Returns" and "Zero Waste." Contact: Eduardo Hope,