Environmentally positive products

March 24, 2015

By Minnie Payne

Coppell kids

March 23, 2015

Earth Day is officially celebrated April 22, but North Texas cities stretch out the holiday for four weeks starting in late March.

That's good news for greenies because that means fewer events overlap and you can attend an ecofest every week for a month. Check out the line up below – all events are free.
 

 Franconia Brewery owner Dennis WehrmannMarch 17, 2015

Green beer is a tradition on St. Patrick’s Day but Franconia Brewing Company takes 'green' brewing to a new level with its sustainable practices. 

 

Dallas-based entrepreneur Kat Mendenhall is launching a marketing blitz for her Texas-style vegan boots in April. Photos by Lindsey Miller.

Feb. 9, 2015

What to do when you’re a Texan looking for a cruelty-free pair of cowboy boots?

Feb. 7, 2015 

Are you looking for a unique and planet-friendly Valentine? Whether you’re shopping for your spouse, your significant other or a friend, here are some special cards that show your love for Mother Earth too.

 

 

OLD SCHOOL

 A Fort Worth group known as Bring Your Bag, Fort Worth is actively promoting reusable bag use. An information meeting will be held Jan. 27 at 5:30 pm in Fort Worth. Photos courtesy of Bring Your Own Bag, Fort Worth.

Jan. 27, 2015 

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

 

All photos depict an Austin home with permaculture features designed by John Bushe. Tonight, gardening enthusiasts and sustainability advocates can check out the permaculture features John Bushe installed at his Dallas townhome, which is for rent beginning Jan. 1. 

Dec. 17, 2014

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