Samuel Bistrian, the Dallas-based founder of Roma Boots, donates a pair of eco-friendly rain boots to a child in need for every pair sold. Courtesy of Roma Boots.

April 14, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above, Amanda Vanhooizer, founder of the Coppell Farmers Market, is ready to dig into her new job as director of market operations at Dallas Farmers Market. Courtesy of Dallas Farmers Market.

April 7, 2015

By Julie Thibodeaux

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

Here's a reusable bag for every occasion

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

In November, Snappy Salads began serving its guests paper straws instead of plastic versions at its seven DFW locations.

 

 

 

Dec. 8, 2014

By Julie Thibodeaux

Greenies know they need to shop local but when you’re strapped for time and stumped for ideas, it’s easy to resort to the big box stores. 

Here’s some eco-friendly items found at local green venues to jump start your shopping list.

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