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Cedar Valley College Offers Free Conference On Sustainability

Cedar Valley College Offers Free Conference On Sustainability

DSN Newswire One-Day Event Will Feature Developer Trammell S. Crow and Soil Expert Elaine Ingham The “H3: The Responsible Pathway” Sustainability Conference presented by the Sustainable Communities Institute at Cedar Valley College will boast two impressive keynote speakers for this year’s event — Earth Day Dallas founder Trammell S. Crow and Soil Foodweb founder Dr. [...]

Tips for the Pump

Tips for the Pump

It’s July,  it’s summer and it’s travel time.  Whether you’re going on the great American road trip or just visiting family three hours away for the Fourth, the price at the pump can put a damper on the trip. “Prices this July 4th holiday weekend are the highest since 2008, when they peaked at over [...]

Change is Growing at the Dallas Farmer’s Market

Change is Growing at the Dallas Farmer’s Market

by Mallory Ashcraft The Dallas Farmer’s Market will undergo an extensive renovation project as early as January that will add more space for farmers and vendors, bring in local restaurants, and create apartments and community attractions. Market officials say consumers can expect to see more organic produce in the future and a wider variety of [...]

Texas Fails to Keep Up With Solar Energy

Texas Fails to Keep Up With Solar Energy

People are surprised to learn that Texas, a state renowned for sunshine, is lagging behind when it comes to installing solar panels. Nationwide, the installation of solar panels rose 75 percent in 2011 while simultaneously the equipment necessary to install panels fell drastically. Other sunny states like Arizona are making the most of this cost-effective [...]

5 Suggestions for More Environmentally Friendly Musical Festivals

5 Suggestions for More Environmentally Friendly Musical Festivals

Every year, music fans around the world come together to celebrate the music they love at festivals across the globe. It seems that every year more and more people come out to these festivals, making bigger and better shows and even more attendees the following year. While it’s great to see so many people having [...]

Sierra Club Presents Free Power to Choose Workshop on March 3rd

Sierra Club Presents Free Power to Choose Workshop on March 3rd

DSN Newswire The Sierra Club’s mission is to explore, enjoy and protect the planet. To practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment; and to use all lawful means to carry out those objectives. Power to [...]

Green tech: Corps of Engineers wetland habitat lowers flood risk for Dallas

Green tech: Corps of Engineers wetland habitat lowers flood risk for Dallas

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District   by James Frisinger A string of sky-blue ponds – surrounded by grasslands – unwinds across the North Texas countryside. Overhead hundreds of cormorants crisscross in and out of formation. This wildscape, nestled just below the historic Joppa Community, is quiet. But there is a lot more [...]

Green tech: Corps of Engineers wetland habitat lowers flood risk for Dallas

Green tech: Corps of Engineers wetland habitat lowers flood risk for Dallas

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District   by James Frisinger A string of sky-blue ponds – surrounded by grasslands – unwinds across the North Texas countryside. Overhead hundreds of cormorants crisscross in and out of formation. This wildscape, nestled just below the historic Joppa Community, is quiet. But there is a lot more [...]

‘Tis Also the Season to Recycle

‘Tis Also the Season to Recycle

by Dawn Mann, Editor I absolutely love Christmas. Everything about it. I especially love staring nostalgically at the soft lights and ornaments on the tree while sipping coffee. We gave up the faux tree two years ago for a responsibly harvested, fresh-cut tree. The smell of a Douglas Fir or Blue Spruce amidst cookies baking, [...]

UNT Dallas’ Founders Hall A Building That Looks To Future

UNT Dallas’ Founders Hall A Building That Looks To Future

Southern Dallas Campus’ second building recognized for innovative design also functional for growing university.

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