Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

TXU Names First North Texas Energy Leadership Awards Winners

Posted by David Kirkpatrick

TXU Energy announced the five North Texas companies winning the inaugural TXU Energy Leadership Award Program honors. The five winners exhibited “impressive, measurable results” across the award program’s five energy-related categories said Gabe Castro, vice president of business markets for …

Voltea Unveils Innovative New Water Treatment System for Homes

Posted by Lance Murray

Voltea, a global provider of electro-desalination water treatment technology with North Texas ties, announced this week that its launching its first residential-focused water purification unit.

The Netherlands-based company, whose U.S. headquarters is in Farmers Branch, introduced the unit called DiEntry …

Good Faith Energy Founder on GreenBiz’s List of Emerging Leaders in Sustainable Business

Posted by Lance Murray

Good Faith Energy founder and President Mohammed Abdalla has been named to GreenBiz Group’s 2018 list of “30 Under 30,” an international group of emerging leaders who are helping shape the next generation of sustainable business.

“Four years ago, Good …

Cedar Hill Designated
“SolSmart Gold” for Advancing Solar Energy Growth

Posted by Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation

The City of Cedar Hill received a Gold designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. Cedar Hill joins Austin and El Paso as the third city

EarthX: Coexisting With Nature, Mobile Greenhouse & Workplace Design

Posted by Taylor Lowder

EarthX, the world’s largest environmental festival, included exhibitors from a number of universities and other educational groups this past weekend at Fair Park in Dallas. 

Attendees could explore careers in science, technology, education, art, and math as well as learn …

Celebrating Earth Day Around Dallas-Fort Worth

Posted by Taylor Lowder

With Earth Day coming up Sunday, April 22, we’ve found local events celebrating sustainability. Highlights include EarthX at Fair Park, the award-winning Denton Redbud Festival, Earth Day Weekend at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, as well as various community …

UTA Names Adrian Parr to Lead College of Architecture, Planning & Public Affairs

Posted by Lance Murray

The appointment of Adrian Parr as the new dean of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington has an added benefit for the school — her husband, architect Michael Zaretsky, will join

Future of the Home Is ‘Less Toxic,’ ‘More Sustainable’ TreeHouse CEO Says

Posted by Nicholas Sakelaris

Homeowners don’t have to put shiny solar panels on the roof or buy a Tesla Powerwall to store that solar energy to reduce energy consumption.

Truth is, adding insulation and a smart thermostat can make an environmental impact without breaking …

Innovative Spaces: GoodWork Opens Doors With Focus on Wellness, Sustainability

Posted by Heather Noel

After almost two years of renovation, an abandoned warehouse near the Dallas Farmers Market has been given new life as an eco-friendly mixed-used development.

The 60,000-square-foot property at 1808 S. Good Latimer Expressway includes coworking, residential lofts, a coffee shop, …

How a Dallas Meeting Will Help Bring Renewable Energy to a Pacific Island Country

Posted by Heather Noel

By 2025, the Republic of Palau wants 45 percent of its energy to come from renewable power and the plan to make that happen all started in — Dallas.

It was a happenstance meeting.

GridMarket CEO Nick Davis was attending …

Former Pro Basketball Player Switches to Home Development

Posted by Kerry Curry

Former professional basketball player Edwin Tatum has launched a Dallas residential development company focused entirely on modern homes with an international flair.

Tatum’s company, Detate Property Group, is in the process of identifying and acquiring property in several Dallas-Fort …

SMU Prof, Local Agencies to Fight South Dallas’ Food Desert With New Seedling Farm

Posted by Jewels Clark

A Southern Methodist University professor and collection of community partners are stepping up to combat South Dallas’ food insecurity issues with a new seedling farm at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s Freedom Garden.

The farm, which will celebrate …

Dallas Urban Farms Will Grow Fresh Produce for Chef Bruno Davaillon’s New Restaurant

Posted by Mallory Houser

Chef Bruno Davaillon will soon make a long-awaited comeback to the Dallas restaurant scene and with it he’ll team with local urban farmers to grow fresh ingredients onsite via hydroponics. 

Through a collaboration with Dallas Urban Farms, Davaillon’s Bullion, …

Kimberly-Clark, WWF Working to Raise Awareness About Sustainable Forestry

Posted by Amy Wolff Sorter

There is a good reason why you might soon be seeing the World Wildlife Fund panda logo on your Viva paper towels package, your Cottonelle toilet paper wrap, or your Kleenex tissue box.

That logo is the result of a …

Dallas Nonprofit Takes First Place at Earth Day Texas Pitch

Posted by Julia Batlle

Editor’s note: updated to include winners in academic, veteran, and civic divisions of EarthxPitch. 

A nonprofit based in Dallas and Nicaragua took first place at the Earth Day Texas EarthxPitch event this weekend in Fair Park.

The Nicaragua Initiative for

BRIT Opens Applications for Sustainable Winegrowing Competition

Posted by Julia Falcon

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas’ International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing competition is back for its eighth year, and the Fort Worth-based institute is ready to begin accepting applications.

The award was created to recognize the bond between …

Photo Gallery: Earth Day Texas

Posted by Dallas Innovates

Visitors to Earth Day Texas activities last week at Fair Park took in exhibits, discussions, films, and cutting-edge technology to help preserve the Earth.

Earth Day Texas is the largest Earth Day celebration in the world, and its strategy is …

Nature-based Preschool on Wheels Rides into Dallas

Posted by Julia Batlle

A new preschool in Dallas is following a nature-based curriculum that teaches students about sustainability and the ecosystem in a colorfully refurbished school bus. 

Seed Preschool, which launched last week, is the brainchild of Jennifer Stuart, a certified Texas …

UTA, BRIT Joining Forces to Further Plant Research

Posted by Heather Noel

Officials from the University of Texas at Arlington and Fort Worth-based Botanical Research Institute of Texas signed an agreement Monday to collaborate on botanical research. 

The partnership will give UTA faculty and graduate students access to BRIT’s state-of-the-art research facilities, …

Allen ISD STEAM Center Project Expands Plan

Posted by Heather Noel

Allen ISD students will have even more space to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math in the district’s new facility than originally planned.

On Monday, the district’s board of trustees voted to permit the purchase of almost 10 acres …