This is the first of a two-part series on the North Texas Sustainable Showcase held in recently in Dallas.

By Dave Pennington     

This week, Green Source DFW kicks off the fun with a get-together on Thursday for the green set. On Saturday, you can visit a real butterfly farm or sink your teeth into a course on edible wild plants at the Bob Jones Nature Center. You can also help some local big cats by picking up some treats at a fundraising bake sale.

By Julie Thibodeaux. Photos by Phillip Shinoda.

The sun shone, the vendors were upbeat and the crowds turned out for Earth Day Dallas at Fair Park this weekend. While we heard some complaints about greenwashing, overall there was lots of green energy.

By Julie Thibodeaux.  Photos by Phillip Shinoda

A great group of greenies turned out for Green Source DFW’s pre-Earth Day mixer on Thursday, April 18. Business connections and new friends were made during the gathering at The People’s Last Stand in Dallas.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the multi-talented and eco-minded attendees:

April 15, 2013

When well-known Dallasite Trammell S. Crow founded Earth Day Dallas in 2011, it was held in the Arts District downtown in April and drew 265 exhibitors and 48,000 visitors in the first year. The following year, the event grew, attracting roughly 58,000 people at its new larger location at Fair Park, where the event will be held again in 2013 on April 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

April 2, 2013

Winning the Green Source DFW Sustainable Leadership Award this year for "Entrepreneur" Eddie Lott says the award is special to him for a lot of reasons.

By Julie Thibodeaux       

The North Texas Corporate Recycling Association has recognized outstanding environmental achievement since it was founded in 1990 to promote business recycling. When the NTCRA’s annual Green 3 Awards were held on Thursday September 27 2012 at the Irving Convention Center, this was the first time the organization presented a media award.

Orr Reed Wrecking Co

Aug. 26, 2012

When Dallas newest swanky hotel, NYLO Dallas South Side, opened its doors for the first time,  it included work from one of the oldest salvage companies in town, Orr-Reed Wrecking Co

“We provided most of the woodwork,” said Hannah Hargrove, who is taking over operations of the 66-year-old company from her father, John Hargrove, who bought it in the early 1990s.  

The largest renewable energy fair in the South is back in Fredericksburg this fall after taking a year off to reorganize and find a new partner.

By Rita Cook

The largest privately owned waste management company in North Texas, Community Waste Disposal will be unveiling five Compressed Natural Gas trucks at a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, at the Trinity Audubon Center in Dallas.