Natural Awakenings Dallas Metroplex Edition Magazine April 2013 Issue

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feel good • live simply • laugh more


Teaching Green Education for a Sustainable World



Honor Earth Day

Five Toxins That Need to Go

Go Green at Metroplex Events & Celebrations


TRANSPORTATION DFW’s Grapevine Toyota Leads the Way

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April 19 9 am-4 pm Dallas City Council Chambers

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e’ve all noticed how North Texas seasons are erratic and changing—just a week into spring, temperatures hit freezing, while this past February we experienced an 80 degree day. Many people even seem to be suffering at odd times from “seasonal” allergies. One has to wonder how out of synch with creation humans must be to have so upset nature’s traditional balance that fluctuating weather patterns are just one of many global problems to which we are mightily contributing. After all, God created Heaven and Earth and all that is in it to be elegantly good and self-sustaining. What happened is that we forgot that green living is healthy and healthy living is green, and through a relative handful of centuries have cumulatively destroyed the natural ecological balance required for survival of life on Earth. Civilization has abused the privilege of abundant, clean resources of the land, great seas, fresh waterways and the planet’s fragile atmosphere until we are now approaching a point of no return. Regaining a semblance of balance now will require difficult choices and sacrifices. We must each ask ourself: “Am I willing to change my ways today to help to ensure a livable, sustainable home for my all of my grandchildren’s tomorrows?” This month’s Green Living issue has me in awe of the primal fact that we owe and absolutely must give our Earthly home far greater respect in how we treat everything and everyone on it. Thank goodness people are beginning to understand that the current commerce model that demands continual growth, together with vast depletion and contamination of Earth’s natural resources, is unsustainable. It is reassuring to see more business and community leaders show how a triple bottom line of people, planet and profit proves to be a superior criterion for achieving economic, ecological and social success. This year’s Green Source DFW Environmental Leadership Award winners provide helpful examples of such possibilities for us all to take action (page 23). I am inspired by the people you’ll meet in this month’s issue, including those organizing Earth Day events (see list on page 27). Earth Day has become the world’s largest annual forum for recognizing that this planet itself is our most precious resource and how we treat it is critical to our survival. Although we are just one of God’s magnificent species blessed to live here, we are the only one able to make decisions that affect all our fellow inhabitants. Our own house is a good place to start making changes, including ridding our living spaces of unhealthy elements (page 25). April’s issue is packed with empowering tips, calendar events and information to inspire everyone in ever more thoughtfully and lovingly caring for earthly home. We have infinite opportunities for improvement.

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contents 10

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10 healthbriefs 12 globalbriefs 14 businessspotlight

Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.





12 21 greenliving Education for a More Sustainable World 24 inspiration 25 healingways 20 THE HYBRID THAT STARTED IT ALL 32 calendarofevents THE TOYOTA PRIUS 35 ongoingevents 21 GOING ELECTRIC Tech Advances May Drive 38 community Eco-Transportation Mainstream by Linda Sechrist


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2013 ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS 24 EARTH MUSIC Saving Nature’s Wild Symphony by Bernie Krause


Banish these Five Chemicals for a Domestic Detox by Gail Griswold-Elwyn

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EARTH DAY Go Green at Parks and

Other Community Events


But Your Body is Doing the Waltz by Donna Eden and Sarah Owen




newsbriefs Earth Day Green Fest in Southlake


he fifth annual Green Fest Southlake, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 6, in the Southlake Town Square, will feature ways that residents can invest in a sustainable future, improve daily living and save money by going green. Students from kindergarten to sixth grade can win an Apple iPad by saving and bringing juice pouches. For every 10 pouches, a ticket will be awarded for the drawing. Tickets also can be earned by recycling a cell phone. Other highlights include entertainment, vendor booths, exhibits, a raffle and other prizes. Southlake’s Green Fest is produced by GreenFellows, Inc., a nonprofit volunteer clearinghouse for information about best practices for going green that promotes businesses that are green. For more information, visit

Truck Farm Fun Run to Benefit Education


he second annual DFW Truck Farm Fun Run will take place at 8:30 a.m., April 21, at Earth Day Dallas, prior to the festival’s Sunday opening at Fair Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds from the race will benefit the DFW Truck Farm, which is used to teach kids and the community about growing local foods and gardening in small spaces. In this year’s Run Like a Farmer contest, the top three winners will be determined by local farmers. Participants will pass by the Truck Farm, enjoy yoga pose stops along the course and plant Baker Creek heirloom seeds throughout the run in Smart Pots. The containers will be donated to St. Joseph’s school garden, in Waxahachie, Texas, after the event. Cost is $40. Register at dfwtruckfarmfunrun.

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Earth Day Dallas 2013


Keeping Coppell Beautiful

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eep Coppell Beautiful is offering a full slate of classes and events this summer. April 6— 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.— EcoCoppell Earthfest April 13—10:30 a.m. to noon—Residential Green Cleaning Class May 18—10:30 a.m. to noon—Energy Savings Class June 8—Coppell Farmers’ Market Farm-to-Table Dinner June 22—10:30 a.m. to noon—Hydroponics Class The Coppell Farmers’ Market resumes weekly markets every Saturday, beginning April 6, from 8 a.m. to noon. The city of Coppell teaches folks to grow their own food in the Adopt–a–Plot program. Individuals, families and organizations can adopt a raised garden bed (when available) to grow vegetables and fruits for donation to the Metrocrest Social Services food pantry. Gardeners can also take produce from their plot for personal use, as well. If a garden bed is not available, volunteering at the garden is recommended until one is available. Hard-to-find organic and unique perennials, herbs, berry plants, vegetables and other selections grown in Coppell will be for sale at the EcoCoppell Earthfest. Funds help support the Coppell Community Garden that donates thousands of pounds of organically grown produce for the food bank at Metrocrest Service Center.

arth Day Dallas, the free, annual outdoor festival intended to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way North Texans think, live and work will be held April 20 and 21 at Fair Park. The family-friendly event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and nonprofit worlds to unite and show how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health and help save the environment. Earth Day Dallas features 600 exhibitors and 65,000 guests are expected to attend. The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products or joining their organizations.


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healthbriefs A Bus Pass to Green Well-Being


here’s a way to simultaneously help both Planet Earth and one’s own health, report scientists from Imperial College London, in England. The researchers examined four years of data from the country’s Department for Transport National Travel Survey beginning in 2005, the year before free bus passes were available for people ages 60 and older. The study team found that those with a pass were more likely to walk frequently and take more journeys by “active travel”— defined as walking, cycling or using public transport. Staying physically active helps maintain mental well-being, mobility and muscle strength in older people and reduces their risk of cardiovascular disease, falls and fractures. Previous research by Taiwan’s National Health Research Institutes published in The Lancet has shown that just 15 minutes of moderate daily exercise lowers the risk of death in people over 60 by 12 percent, and another study at Newcastle University found that 19 percent of Britain’s adults achieve their recommended amount of physical activity through active travel alone. Public health organizations in the UK believe that “incidental” exercise, such as walking to and from bus stops, may play a key role in helping seniors keep fit and reduce social exclusion.

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How Does Your Garden Glow?


ardening can be a healthy pastime… as long as toxic tools aren’t involved. Researchers at the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Ecology Center recently tested nearly 200 garden essentials—especially hoses, hand tools, gloves and knee pads—for chemicals and heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA), which are linked to birth defects, hormone imbalances, learning delays and other serious health problems. The researchers found that nearly two-thirds of the tested products contained levels of chemicals that concerned them greatly. Cautious gardeners should seek products that are free of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and lead-free, and follow good garden hose hygiene: Avoid drinking out of the hose, don’t leave it exposed to the sun (where water within the hose can absorb chemicals) and always flush it out before watering edible plants. Source:

A Diet for Healthy Bones


ge-related bone mass loss and decreased bone strength affect both genders. Now, the first randomized study, published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicates that consuming a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil may be associated with increased serum levels of osteocalcin, a protein that plays a vital role in bone formation. Earlier studies have shown that the incidence of osteoporosis in Europe is lower in the Mediterranean basin, possibly due to the traditional Mediterranean diet, which is rich in fruits, vegetables, olives and olive oil.

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New Calculations for Polar Ice A new report from the University of Washington, in Seattle, published in the journal Science on polar ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, works to reconcile differences between sometimes-conflicting research studies. Scientists compiled 20 years of data to determine how much ice is being lost and sea levels have increased as the global climate warms. Past studies have shown a range of ice losses, from zero to catastrophic. When the data was synthesized and analyzed holistically, it became clear that the ice sheets are losing three times as much ice each year as they did in the 1990s—in the middle of previous estimates. Ice sheets are one of several main drivers of rising sea levels. Other factors, which account for 80 percent of the increase, include the melting of glaciers on land and the expansion of the sea itself as the atmosphere heats up. The melting of polar sea ice has no direct effect on sea levels because the ice is already in the water. Glaciologist and co-author Ian Joughin told The Christian Science Monitor, “The melting needs monitoring to further understand the ice sheet processes leading to the change.”

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Levi’s Latest Sustainable Moves World record holder and Olympic champion sprinter Usain Bolt will soon model Puma boots that are “made for rotting,” and when the next Levi Strauss collection arrives, their new jingle will be, “These jeans are made of garbage.” Crushed brown and green half-liter plastic bottles will be on display at retail store displays, of which the equivalent of eight, or 20 percent, are blended into each pair of Waste<Less jeans. Nike and Gap have their own sustainability programs, and Patagonia has long supported a small ecosystem of Earth-friendly suppliers. But as the biggest maker of jeans in the world, with sales of $4.8 billion in 2011, Levi’s efforts command the most attention. Levi joined the Better Cotton Initiative, a group of companies that work with local nongovernmental organizations in Pakistan, India, Brazil and Mali to teach farmers how to grow cotton with less water. Last year marked the first cotton harvest given this effort and Levi has blended its share into more than 5 million pairs of jeans. With cotton prices on the rise and pressure from activist groups such as BSR, an environmental organization that works with businesses, large clothing manufacturers are starting to adopt more sustainable practices. Source: Business Week

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lthough many people associate unnecessary idling with heavy-duty vehicles, idling occurs in every sector of transportation, from freight trucks to passenger cars. In many cases, a wide variety of technological solutions are available to further reduce or eliminate unnecessary idling. Many states and localities, including several in North Texas, are enacting laws that prohibit unnecessary idling. Gas and diesel vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of greater than 14,000 pounds may not idle the main engine of the vehicle for more than five minutes within participating jurisdictions. Vehicles with a sleeper berth are exempt during the government-mandated rest period so long as the idling is not occurring within a two-mile radius of a facility offering external heating and air conditioning connections. Motorists may be ticketed for idling in participating areas. This rule is in effect year-round. Several exemptions exist related to vehicle type, operations and air-conditioning/heating provisions. People can take an active role in improving regional air quality by reporting idling vehicles anonymously. Citizens can easily report a vehicle online or by phone. If reported, a letter will be mailed to the registered owner of the idling vehicle stating that his/ her vehicle was anonymously reported for idling. Cities and counties in the Metroplex that already have idling rules and restrictions include Arlington, Benbrook, Cedar Hill, Celina, Celina, Colleyville, Dallas, Duncanville, Euless, Lancaster, Little Elm, Mabank, McKinney, Mesquite, North Richland Hills, Pecan Hill, Richardson, Collin County, Dallas County, Kaufman County and Tarrant County.

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ments enable students to take all that they learn and use it with reverence and a sense of responsibility,” says Weil. Her institute offers the only master’s degrees in humane education that this approach requires, with complementary in-class and online programs for young people and adults. Her determined vision is slowly becoming a reality as teachers become familiar with these concepts and integrate them into hands-on, project-based learning that crosses disciplines and better marries school experiences with real-life lessons.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Seymour Papert, a renowned educator and computer scientist, has conducted in-depth research in how worthy real-world topics get students excited about what they learn. They increase their tendency to dig more deeply and expand their interest in a wide array of subjects as they better retain what they learn, become more confident in trusting their own judgment and make the connections needed to broadly apply their knowledge. Young people learn how to collaborate and improve their social and group speaking skills, including with adults. According to Papert, project-based learning improves test

THE NEXT LEVEL Education for a More Sustainable World by Linda Sechrist


hat is the purpose of education?” That’s a question Zoe Weil frequently revisits with her workshop audiences. As co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education (IHE), Weil has spent most of her adult life researching the answer. Her conclusion is that the U.S. Department of Education’s present goal of preparing graduates to “compete in the global economy” is far too myopic for our times. Weil’s firsthand research, which grounds her book, The Power and Promise of Humane Education, has led her to forward the idea that the goal should be inspiring generations of “solutionaries” prepared to joyfully and enthusiastically meet the challenges of world problems. “I believe that it is incredibly irresponsible for America’s educators and policymakers not to provide people with the knowledge of interconnected global issues, plus the skills and tools to become creative problem solvers and motivated change makers in whatever fields they pursue,” says Weil. Weil points to four primary elements that comprise a humane education: providing information about current issues in age-appropriate ways; fostering the Three C’s of curiosity, creativity and critical thinking; instilling the Three R’s of reverence, respect and responsibility; and ensuring access to both positive choices and the necessary tools for problem solving. “These ele-


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We need to build cases for environmental protection around broad-based community concerns like health, quality of life, the protection of watersheds and wildlife and the education of our children. Environmental issues are also social, economic and quality of life issues. Our challenge is to bring life-sustaining principles into creative thinking for the long view, rather than the short term. ~ Terry Tempest Williams

scores and reduces absenteeism and disciplinary problems. “If schoolchildren are given the gift of exploration, society will benefit, both in practical and theoretical ways,” notes Papert.

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Papert’s observations were affirmed by middle school students at Voyagers’ Community School, in Farmingdale, New Jersey, in one of the IHE 10-week online classes—Most Good, Least Harm—in April 2012. “Initially, students were intimidated and underestimated their ability to express their thoughts and concerns or debate issues with the adult participants. That challenge faded quickly,” remarks Karen Giuffre, founder and director of the progressive day school. Posing provocative questions like, “What brings you joy?” and engaging in conversations in subjects like climate change, racism, recycling, green energy, genocide and war challenged the students to step up to become respected equals. “This demanded a lot from these young people, because the experience wasn’t only about absorbing complex issues and developing an awareness of the material, political, economic and cultural world around them. It was also about how they probed their minds and emotions to determine where they stood on issues and what they could do to change their lifestyle, or that of their family and community, to make it more sustainable,” says Giuffre. The students went on to help organize a peace conference that entailed 20-plus workshops to inspire an individual mindful awareness of peace that motivates and empowers the peacemaker within. It was intended to incite collective action across generations, explains Giuffre, and was followed by community service to people impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

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Children or adults that participate in activities such as those created by IHE or the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Challenge 20/20 are developing what Peggy Holman describes as “change literacy”, the capacity to be effectively present amid a changing set of circumstances. Holman, an adjunct professional lecturer at American University’s School of Public Affairs, in Washington, D.C., is co-founder of the Open Space Institute-US, which fosters whole-system engagement, and author of Engaging Emergence. “Conversational literacy—the capacity to talk and interact in creative ways with others that are very different from us—is our birthright. However, change literacy, a necessary skill for future leaders, is learned via curiosity,” advises Holman. “In my experience, children grasp it more quickly than adults, because authentic expression and curiosity come naturally to them. Children don’t have a long history, and so are naturally more present when engaged in exploring things that matter.” Global problems of deforestation, peacekeeping, conflict prevention, terrorism, water pollution and shortages, natural disasters and mitigation, global warming, education for all, biodiversity, ecosystem losses and global infectious diseases aren’t yet subjects found in a normal curriculum for grades five through nine. However, the Internet-based Challenge 20/20 program now has youth in nearly 120 independent and traditional schools throughout the United States working on solutions that can be implemented both locally and globally. “Challenge 20/20 partners American schools at any grade level [K-12] with counterpart schools in other countries, free of cost,” explains NAIS Director Patrick Bassett. “Together, teams tackle real global problems while forming authentic bonds and

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In 2010, 11 students at the Fay School, in Southborough, Massachusetts, partnered with Saigon South International School (SSIS), in Vietnam. After a year of studying, raising awareness and brainstorming solutions for the global water deficit, Fay students focused on the challenges families in underdeveloped countries face that must walk miles to find clean, safe, water sources. A taxing water-carrying experiment brought immediate appreciation for the difficulty of transporting water, prompting them to invent the Water Walker. The modified rolling cooler with heavy-duty straps attached can carry up to 40 quarts of water on large, durable wheels and axles designed to navigate rocky terrain.

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learning firsthand about cross-cultural communication.” Qualifying students may have an opportunity to share their experiences at the association’s annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference.

“Transformative learning, which is vital to the learning journey, goes beyond the acquisition of information,” says Aftab Omer, Ph.D., president of Meridian University, in Petaluma, California, and founder of its formative Institute of Imaginal Studies. “In informational learning, we acquire facts, concepts, principles and even skills, but in transformative learning, we are cultivating capacities. This is how certain capabilities become embodied in us, either as individuals or as human systems,” he advises. Portrait artist Robert Shetterly tours with his series of more than 100 portrait paintings in traveling exhibits titled Americans Who Tell the Truth. They are helping individuals learn to embody patience, perseverance and compassion, while enhancing their understanding of sustainability, social justice, civic activism, democracy and civil rights, via both historical

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role models and contemporary mentors such as environmental activist Bill McKibben, conservationist Terry Tempest Williams and renowned climate scientist James Hansen. “We don’t need to invent the wheel, because we have role models that have confronted these issues and left us a valuable legacy,” remarks Shetterly. In 2004, he collaborated to produce a companion curriculum with Michele Hemenway, who continues to offer it in Louisville, Kentucky, elementary, middle and high schools. Hemenway also teaches Art in Education at Jefferson Community & Technical College and 21st-Century Civics at Bellamine University, both in Louisville. Out of many, she shares a particularly compelling example of a student transformed due to this learning method: “I taught a young girl studying these true stories and portraits from the third through fifth grades when she took her place in a leadership group outside the classroom. Now in middle school, she is doing amazing things to make a difference in her community,” says Hemenway. Reflecting on her own life, deciding what she cared about most and what actions she wanted to take, plus her own strengths, helped the student get a blighted building torn down, document and photograph neighborhood chemical dumping and have it stopped and succeed in establishing a community garden, a factor known to help reduce crime. Among Shetterly’s collection is the portrait of John Hunter, a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who devised the World Peace Game for his fourth grade students. Children learn to communicate, collaborate and take care of each other as they work to resolve the game’s conflicts. The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. Demonstrating transformational learning at its best, they experience the connectedness of the global community through the lens of economic, social and environmental crises, as well as the imminent threat of war. Hunter and his students are now part of a new film, World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements, which reveals how effective teaching can help unleash students’ full potential. Professor Emeritus Peter Gray, of Boston College, who researches comparative, evolutionary, developmental and educational psychology, believes the transformational method will be accepted as part of the increased demand to integrate enlightened educational approaches in public schools. The author of Free to Learn notes, “A tipping point can occur. It’s happened before, when women won the right to vote, slavery was abolished and recently when gays were openly accepted in the military.” Weil agrees that when more individuals commit to working toward a sustainable and just world, it will happen. “What’s more worthy of our lives than doing this work for our children and coming generations?” she queries. “How can we not do this for them if we love them?” Linda Sechrist is a Natural Awakenings senior staff writer. For recorded source interviews and additional perspective, visit her website, natural awakenings

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The Hybrid that Started it All T

he Latin word prius means “coming before,” which makes it an appropriate name for the car that began the automotive industry’s move to hybrids. The Toyota Prius, which debuted in Japan in 1997, was the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle. It was introduced worldwide four years later and is sold in 40 countries today. In the United States, it was first classified as a Super Ultra Low Emission Vehicle. Today the description reads Advanced Technology Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (AT-PZEV) from the California Air Resources Board and other states adopting California’s stringent emissions guidelines. There are now four models of the Prius, averaging around 50 miles per gallon, and Toyota claims the car has saved 16 million tons of CO2 emissions since 2000. To qualify as a leader in eco-transport means using innovations such as the synergy drive—also called combined drive or series-parallel drive—which can be propelled by a gasoline engine, electric motor or a combination of both. Prius starts and moves on battery power, but if the battery gets low or if the car senses it needs more power than


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the battery can provide, the gas engine takes over to both propel the vehicle and recharge the battery. It requires no charging station, no waiting for charging and no chance of being caught short on battery power. When idling, the battery powers the vehicle’s accessories, and air conditioning. Craig Marckwardt, area retail development manager for Gulf States Toyota Distributor, Inc. and a hybrid specialist, spotlights another important feature, regenerative braking. “In layman’s terms, regenerative braking uses motor/genera-

tors to convert the energy of forward motion into electrical energy that can be stored in the system battery for more electric motor operation and fuel savings, also reducing wear on the brake pads.” “Technology, fuel savings, low emissions and other electric vehicle details are not the only features that should be considered when buying a hybrid,” says Marckwardt. “It should be reliable mainstream car that you can live with. The cargo space of Prius, for example, is about what you would find in a compact SUV, 21.6 cubic feet.” Even comfort features like air conditioning can be eco-friendly notes Stephane Burress, the director of “A roof with embedded solar panels can power a circulating fan when you park in direct sunlight. Also, a remote system can activate the compressor and run the air conditioner for a few minutes, so it is comfortable when you get in.” For more information, call 817-3108110 or visit See ad on page 5.


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Eco-Transportation Mainstream by Brita Belli


ith the opening of three new Supercharger stations for its luxury Model S on the East Coast last January, electric carmaker Tesla now operates a total of nine stations serving its electric sedan owners between San Francisco and Los Angeles and between Boston and Washington, D.C. That same month, Nissan announced plans to add 500 public stations for electric vehicle (EV) fastcharging, which provide 80 percent of a charge in less than 30 minutes, tripling the number of such stations by mid2014, including the first ones in our nation’s capital. It also aims to increase the presence of charging stations at workplaces. These steps in the growth in infrastructure are easing Americans’ transition from gas-powered to electric and hybrid cars. Already, more than 7,000 public charging stations dot the country, from Custer, Washington, to Key West, Florida (plan a route at Meanwhile, most EV owners simply charge up at home.

i-MiEV. Honda is testing its Fit EV in 2013; with only 1,100 available to lease, opportunities to try out the fun, sporty car are at a premium. These models offer considerable fuel efficiency, easy charging and even apps to check their charge, yet eco-vehicles continue to represent a fraction of overall car sales. In a 2012 report, the U.S. Energy Information Administration noted that fewer than 10,000 EVs were sold in 2011. While sales of all-electric vehicles improved slightly in the first half of 2012, dealers saw nowhere near the major jump produced by plug-in hybrids like the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius. Obstacles to a stronger EV sales upswing include purchase price, charging time and driver anxiety about range. “The battery is a big reason the cars are expensive,” says Jim Motavalli, author of High Voltage: The Fast Track to Plug in the Auto Industry. “More public charging is coming,” he adds, “but it doesn’t matter as much as a cheaper upfront cost and longer range—200 miles plus—instead of the standard 100 now.”

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greening trend. Kansas City, Missouribased Smith Electric Vehicles already produces all-electric, zero-emission trucks for Coca-Cola, Frito-Lay, Staples and the U.S. Marines. The need for regular recharging, a former obstacle for deploying electric buses for public transportation, has been cleared by Utah State University’s (USU) Aggie Bus. The groundbreaking, all-electric bus has a plate that draws off electricity across an air gap when it pauses over another plate installed at a bus stop. In mid-2013, WAVE, Inc., the university’s offshoot company behind the project, will launch a commercial on-campus demonstration in partnership with the Utah Transit Authority, via a 40-foot-long transit bus and 50 kilowatts of wireless power transfer. Such wireless technology could also revolutionize electric-car recharging. “EV owners and operators will now be able to simply drive over a pad in the ground to recharge their batteries, the benefits of which reach far beyond convenience,” says Robert T. Behunin, Ph.D., USU vice president of commercialization and regional development. Regarding greening travel by train, Europe is leagues ahead of America; half its trains are now electric. A new regenerative braking system being developed by Deutsche Bahn and Tognum could turn all trains into hybrids. Its innovative drive system converts the kinetic energy produced during braking into usable electrical energy, reducing emissions and saving up to 25 percent in fuel consumption. The first such converted hybrid train testing the technology began carrying passengers in Germany in January 2013. The International Energy Agency’s 2012 EV City Casebook reports that, “Electric vehicles represent one of the most promising technology pathways for cutting oil use and CO2 on a per-kilometer basis. The experiences of urban drivers and the pioneering policies of local governments can help accelerate the transition to clean and sustainable mobility.” Freelance writer Brita Belli is the editor of E-The Environmental Magazine. Connect at


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GreenSource DFW 2013 Environmental Leadership Awards


he Memnosyne Institute recently presented the second annual Green Source DFW Environmental Leadership Awards. Memnosyne Institute Executive Director Phillip Collins says, “This brings people together from diverse economic and environmental areas to create a community of collaborations, opportunities and understanding. Hopefully, the result of these collaborations in action will improve our environment and the quality of life to benefit all North Texas citizens.” Finalists in five categories were nominated and voted on by readers and the award winners were selected by

a panel of judges. Special awards were given to Trammell Crow, of Earth Day Dallas, for Public Service, and Tom Kemper, with Dolphin Blue Office Supplies, for Lifetime Achievement. Other winners include: Nonprofit Professional—Debbie Branch, Keep Ft. Worth Beautiful coordinator; For Profit/ Corporate Environmental Professional— the Frito Lay facilities team; Grass Roots Nonprofit Group or Organization—Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area; and Volunteer—Molly Rooke, Dallas Sierra Club.

For Profit/Corporate Environmental Professional-Frito Lay Facilities Team Darrell Doss, Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk, Joshua Frenk and Ronnie Love

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Earth Music Saving Nature’s Wild Symphony by Bernie Krause


e may be drawn to the sounds of waves or woodland streams or beguiled by the subtle winds and creature voices of the desert or mountains. Whatever captures our imagination, as we actively listen, something in a wild animal’s repertoire will cause us to catch our breath. Nature teems with a vigorous resonance that is as complete and expansive as it is delicately balanced. Every place on the planet populated by plants and wild animals is a concert hall, with a unique orchestra performing an unmatched symphony. Each resident species possesses its own preferred sonic bandwidth—to blend or contrast—akin to how stringed, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments stake out acoustic territory in an orchestral masterpiece. Into Earth’s daily round are embedded the dawn and daytime, evening


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and nighttime choruses. Whatever the purpose of a creature’s aural signal—mating, protecting territory, capturing food, group defense, play or social contact—it must be audible and free from human acoustical interference if the species is to successfully function. During the last half of the 20th century, I recorded the wild sounds of more than 15,000 species and 4,500 hours of natural ambience. Nearly 50 percent of these land, sea and sky habitats have since then become seriously compromised, if not biophonically silent. The loss of representative habitats due to human presence and noise has resulted in declines in the density and diversity of creatures large and small that contribute to healthy natural soundscapes. Fortunately, in the absence of human habitation, these places can become lively again. Fellow British soundscape

ecologist Peter Cusack wrote of the restoration of wildlife 20 years after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe in the Ukraine: “Animals and birds absent for many decades—wolves, moose, whitetailed eagles, black storks—have moved back, and the Chernobyl [human] exclusion zone is now one of Europe’s prime wildlife sites. The species-rich dawn chorus is one of Chernobyl’s definitive sounds… its nighttime concerts equally spectacular.” In 1968, 45 percent of the oldgrowth forests in the contiguous United States were still standing; by 2011 it was less than 2 percent. Before the forest echoes die, we may want to step back for a moment and listen carefully to the chorus of the natural world where rivers of sound flow, ranging from crickets, frogs and insects to wrens, condors, cheetahs, wolves—and us. Otherwise we are denying ourselves the fullest experience of that which is essential to our spiritual and psychological health. Adapted excerpt from The Great Animal Orchestra, by Bernie Krause, used with permission of Little, Brown and Company. Listen in at and learn more at and


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Household CLEANSE Banish these Five Chemicals for a Domestic Detox by Gail Griswold-Elwyn


mericans are collectively more aware and educated than just a few years ago about the range of environmental chemicals we inhale and ingest, yet most still live with dangerous substances in their homes,” according to Jen Loui. She is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design-accredited professional in St. Louis and an industry expert who writes green curricula for high schools across the country. Guarding against pollution of indoor air is a good place to start; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked poor air quality among the leading environmental dangers, reporting links to many common health problems. Here’s how to rid the family home of the top five common household toxins. Formaldehyde. Traces of this toxin, the same chemical used to embalm the deceased, pervade almost every room. “My clients are often shocked to learn that they likely ingest this toxic, cancer-causing chemical every day of their lives,” says P. Richelle White, a sustainable lifestyle coach and co-owner of Herb’n Maid, a green cleaning and concierge service in St. Louis. “Because formaldehyde is often an ingredient in everyday things like cosmetics, faux wood furniture and conventional cleaning products, they get a daily dose of it.”

Even at low levels, formaldehyde can cause eye, nose, throat and skin irritation; at its most malignant levels, it can cause severe allergic asthma, infertility and lymphoma, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health. Healthier choices: Switch to allnatural beauty products and cosmetics. At minimum, check that compressed wood fibers don’t use a formaldehydebased chemical as a binding agent; better yet, choose natural, reclaimed wood for interior surfaces and furnishings. Polyvinyl chloride. PVC is omnipresent and dangerous. Water bottles, nylon backpacks, pipes, insulation and vinyl tiles generally contain PVC, as well as almost anything waterproofed, such as baby changing mats and mattress covers. PVC usually contains plasticizers called phthalates, which are released over time; it also can chemically combine with other organic materials to produce toxic dioxin byproducts. According to Greenpeace and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), PVC byproducts and vapors are endocrine disruptors that can mimic or block hormones in the body. In addition, the EPA has linked PVC to serious respiratory problems, immune suppression and cancer. Healthier choices: Look for PVC-free plastics. When shopping for waterproofed

Phthalates. A 2007 report by the NRDC notes that 12 out of 14 common brands of household air fresheners and room sprays contain phthalates, which people regularly inhale primarily because these chemicals prolong the time that products maintain their fragrance. In studies conducted by the World Health Organization, researchers concluded that consistent exposure to phthalates could increase the risks for endocrine, reproductive and developmental problems. The majority of synthetic air fresheners were found to also emit significant amounts of terpene, a volatile organic compound (VOC) that can react with naturally occurring ozone to create formaldehyde. Healthier choices: Put boxes of baking soda in cabinets to absorb odors and scent interiors with all-natural oils and potpourri. Chlorine. According to the American Lung Association, most conventional cleaning products include some chlorine, with large concentrations in bleach. Inhalation of chlorine can irritate the respiratory system; prolonged exposure can lead to lung disease and asthma. Healthier choices: Purchase chlorine-free cleaning products, especially chlorine-free bleach. Or make inexpensive solutions of white, distilled vinegar mixed with a little lemon for scent for a multipurpose, multi-surface cleaner; try baking soda as a scrubbing powder. Volatile organic compounds. VOCs are emitted as harmful gases by a wide array of products including paints, lacquers and paint strippers; cleaning supplies; pesticides; carpets and furnishings; office copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper; plus graphics and craft materials that include glues and adhesives, permanent markers and photographic solutions. The EPA calculates that, “Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher [up to 10 times] indoors than outdoors.” Healthier choices: Look for VOC-free products and consider using organic clay paint, which has the added benefit of acting as an absorbent of toxic gases.

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air we breathe outside, according to the EPA. “A simple solution is to open windows for a portion of each day or night to let in fresh air,” advises Loui. Making these choices enables us to protect ourselves better at home. Gail Griswold-Elwyn is founding president of Rethink Renovations, of St. Louis, MO, which offers green design/build and construction services, including cabinetry and furniture that minimize environmental impact. Connect at 314-323-8845 or

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Go Green at Parks and Other Community Events


ost kids don’t have a clue what wilderness means,” observes Robin Snyder, chief of visitor services at New River Gorge National River, in West Virginia. “Many haven’t been exposed to basic outdoor nature activities.” That’s why the National Park Service annually sponsors more than 57,000 local school and park programs across the country, reaching 2.9 million students each year. More than 810,000 children also are participating in its Junior Ranger program. Many programs reflect First Lady Michelle Obama’s child wellness initiative, with the appropriate twist, “Let’s move outside.” This year’s National Park Week, from April 20 to 28, centered on Earth Day, will offer free weekday admission to all 398 national parks from April 22 to 26, adding 134 more historic sites, preserves, recreation areas and other sites to the usual 264 with no entrance fee. Earth Day’s 43rd anniversary celebrations throughout America and worldwide will encourage everyone to join in the next “billion acts of green,” aligned with the theme: The Face of Climate Change. “In the face of unprecedented occurrences of extreme weather, loss of species and pollution, it is clear that climate change is affecting our planet. We cannot afford to wait any longer to act,” advises the Earth Day Network, which posts many ideas for participating at Find local park activities by state at nps. gov/findapark/event-search.htm or check a park’s website for upcoming programs. Following are other leading local events that will help citizens of all ages answer the call to go green.

Heard Museum Celebrate Nature April 6—9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 1 Nature Pl., McKinney Live concerts, interactive animal presentations, demonstrations, green vendors, nature-inspired and handcrafted items made by artisans. Animals of the World, Animal Superheroes exhibits and butterfly garden. Participate in drawings, guided trail tour and canoe/kayak demonstrations.

Grapevine EPIC Earth Day Experience April 6 —10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Main St., Historic Downtown Grapevine This inaugural EPIC Earth Day Experience features “eco-ordinary” activities, expert speakers, demonstrations, an Arbor Day ceremony, an interactive Green House home and garden

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Earth Day UT Arlington April 17—11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. University of Texas at Arlington, 701 Nedderman Dr., Arlington Join Keep Arlington Beautiful and other green vendors for compostable lunches, e-waste recycling and a

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DFW Airport 2013 Earth Day Celebration April 19—9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. DFW Airport LiveWell Center, 3625 West Bear Creek Ct., DFW Airport The DFW Environmental Affairs Department hosts this event for elementary students focusing on protection the Earth’s natural resources. Students enjoy a variety of learning stations that include hands–on, interactive experiments and games. Students are encouraged to work as a team to promote diversity, be creative and learn how to protect our planet.

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Donate blood, adopt a pet, buy plants and art from local artists. Learn about organic gardening and hybrid vehicles. Entertainment and free parking at Methodist Hospital Lot 10 with a shuttle from the parking lot to the park. Earth Day Mutt Strutt, with prize to the doggie with the best costume and personality that embodies the Earth Day spirit.

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Diabetes Agrilife Extension Series – 10am-12pm. Educational sessions on healthy eating with diabetes. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W. Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Film Screening: Yert, Your Environmental Road Trip – 7-9pm. This documentary film by Ben Evans and Mark Dixon follows three young friends as they take a year-long environmental road trip across all 50 United States. Part of SMU’s Sustainability Film Festival. Free. SMU Hughes-Trigg Theater, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas. 214-768-7654.

TUESDAY, APRIL 2 Ideal Protein Weight Loss Seminar – 6pm. Learn about a medically designed weight loss method. Abundant Life Wellness Center, 3345 Western Center Blvd, Suite 140, Fort Worth. 817-847-0900.


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Trivia Night – 6-8pm. Enjoy a casual evening of trivia based on the Amon Carter’s collection. Bring a group or come alone and enjoy snacks, drinks and prizes during this friendly competition. Free. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. Reservations required: 817-989-5030. Film Screening: Living with the Trinity – 7-9pm. Producer, writer, director Rob Tranchin will introduce and discuss his film, Living With the Trinity, as part of SMU’s Sustainability Film Festival. Free. SMU Hughes-Trigg Theater, 3140 Dyer St, Dallas. 214768-7654.


SATURDAY, APRIL 6 Day Hike: White Rock Creek Trail-Moss Park – 9am. Easy 6-mile hike along paved trail. Bring water. Moss Park, SE corner of Greenville Ave and Royal Lane, Dallas. Mark Adams: 972-658-1281. AARP Tax Assistance – 9am-12pm. Join AARP for tax assistance. All ages and non-members welcome. No appointments. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W. Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. Trash Bash – 9am-1pm. Volunteers needed for this city-wide cleanup hosted by the city of Richardson. Also drop off documents for shredding and plastic bags, electronics and reusable clothing for recycling. Free. Richardson Civic Center, 411 W Arapaho, Richardson. Register: 972-744-4077 or website. Janet Spring Plant Sale – Thru April 7. 9am-5pm, Sat; 1-5pm, Sun. Purchase hard-to-find herbs, native and well-adapted plants. Free. Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney.

Thursday, April 4 Gary Liss, Zero Waste 7-9 pm for free

April 5 at 8:30 am-3:30 pm, One-day intensive training on Friday. Discounts and work trades are available. The Dallas Clean Economy Series offers the No More Garbage: ZERO Waste work shop with Gary Liss at Cedar Valley Community College, 3030 N Dallas Ave, Lancaster, For more information or to register, go to or call (469) 554-9202 or (818) 913-2877. Please note that the schedule is subject to change.


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Celebrate Nature– 9am-5pm. Activities for the whole family, including live concerts, interactive animal presentations, guided trail tours, demonstrations, green vendors, nature-inspired and hand-crafted items made by artisans. $10/adults, $7/ages 3-12 and seniors, free/ ages 0-2. Heard Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney. HeardMuseum.

Compost Happens – 9:30-10:30am. Learn the basics of backyard and vermi-composting to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Free. Central Market, 5750 Lovers Ln, Dallas. Register, Central Market info desk or city of Dallas: 214-670-4475. Connemara EarthFest– 10am-2pm. Enjoy hands-on environmental activities, nature walks, bird watching, kayaking and canoeing demos and wildlife presentations at this 5th annual festival. Connemara Meadow Preserve, Alma and Tatum Rd, Allen. 214-458-5751. EcoCoppell Earthfest– 10am-2pm. Fest featuring Earthen Ware vendors (carved wood art, organic foods, handmade jewelry), environmental education booths, kids’ crafts/entertainment, plant sale, hybrid car show and live music. Drop off usable household goods and clothing, household documents for secured shredding and bulky trash items at Town Center Elementary School parking lot. Coppell Town Center Plaza, 255 Parkway Blvd, Coppell. Promise of Peace Garden Ecofest– 10am-2pm. Live music on solar powered stage. Promise of Peace Garden, 7446 East Grand, Dallas. Southlake Green Fest – 10am-5pm. Annual green fest hosted by Greenfellows, featuring green vendors and entertainment. Free. Southlake Town Square, Southlake. Fort Worth Earth Party – 11am-2pm. Earth Day celebration hosted by the city of Fort Worth, featuring educational booths, food and entertainment. Follows Cowtown Cleanup. Free. Sundance Square, Fifth Street between Throckmorton and Houston streets. Fort Worth. Canning with the Farm Girls – 2-3pm. Learn how to can and preserve your own food in the FarmGirls Canning Demo Workshop. Also held at Arlington store at 10 am. Redenta’s Garden, 2001 Skillman St, Dallas. Bike Maintenance Basics – 2-3:30pm. Introductory class on how to take care of a bicycle. Free. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas. 972-490-5989.

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 The Well – 10:30-11:30am. A contemporary worship experience featuring a visually engaging high-tech sensory experience to articulate the gospel. $10 love offering. St Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Dog Bowl – 1-5pm. Enjoy dog park, pet/owner lookalike contest, giveaways, exhibits, pooch portraits, canine crafts. Talk to trainers, veterinarians and pet product vendors. Special pricing on vaccinations and microchipping. Free. $10 for parking within the gates of Fair Park or ride the DART Rail Green Line to the Fair Park Station. Cotton Bowl Stadium, Fair Park, 3750 Cotton Bowl Circle, Dallas. 214-421-9600.

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 Social Run and Wellness Clinic – 9-10am. Guided 2-3 mile run will be followed by a Wellness Clinic and healthy breakfast reception hosted by Run On. Free. Central Market, 10720 Preston Rd, Dallas. Register: 972-860-6500, ext 004. Dallas Sierra Club Meeting – 7-8:30pm. Learn about how the city of Farmers Branch invested in one of the largest horticultural projects in the US, 2.5 acres

of roses. Free. REI Dallas, 4515 LBJ Frwy, Dallas. 972-699-1687.


Sharing the Past through Art – 10:30-11:45am. Designed for adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, during this program, participants discuss artists, themes and exhibitions and use artworks to connect to past experiences. Free. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 817-738-1933. For helpful instructions: Visitors@ Birds of Paradise – 8-10pm. National Geographic photographer Tim Laman and Cornell University ornithologist Ed Sholes present photographs, video and stories tied to their forthcoming book Birds of Paradise Revealed. $25-$50. AT&T Performing Arts Center/Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St., Dallas.

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 White Rock Lake Cleanup – 8:15am. Walk and talk while picking up trash and recyclables at the Sierra Club’s adopted section of White Rock Lake Park. Area is a prairie restoration area, so there are always birds and wildflowers. Gloves, trash bags, etc. provided. Brunch after. Meet at Love of the Lake office, NE corner Garland Rd and Buckner Blvd, Dallas. Look for people drinking free juice and coffee. Carol Nash: 214-824-0244.

Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W. Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. Fort Worth Main Street Arts Festival – Thru April 21. 10am-10pm, Thurs; 10am-11pm, Fri and Sat; 10am-8pm, Sun. Browse art, listen to music and enjoy a variety of street performances Free. Main Street, Fort Worth.

How To Create Your Own Art Studio – 7-8:30pm. The Dallas Art Dealers Association presents this panel discussion in conjunction with its annual DADA Spring Gallery Walk. $10/in advance, $15/ at door. Creative Arts Center, 2360 Laughlin Dr, Dallas. 214-914-1099. Tales from the Field with Jeff Corwin – 7-8:30pm. Jeff Corwin, a devoted conservationist known for his popular Animal Planet shows, will speak as part of the museum’s Celebrity Lecture Series. $25.Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, 1600 Gendy Street, Fort Worth.


Edith Baker Art Scholarship Award Ceremony – 6-8pm. The Dallas Art Dealers Association hosts awards ceremony and art exhibit of finalists. Free. Museum of Geometric and MADI Art, 3109 Carlisle St, Dallas. 214-914-1099. Info@DallasArtDealers. org.


Compost Happens – 9:30-10:30am. Learn the basics of backyard and vermi-composting to reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Free. Central Market, 10720 Preston Rd, Dallas. Register, Central Market info desk or city of Dallas: 214-670-4475.

of the largest Earth Day celebrations in the U.S., this annual two-day festival showcases green vendors and organizations. Free. Parking is $10. Fair Park, Dallas.

Bike Swarm – 1:30pm. Cyclists of all ages are invited to the bike swarm, hosted by the Dallas Art Dealers Association and Bike Friendly Oak Cliff in conjunction with Spring Gallery Walk. Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 West Jefferson Blvd, Dallas. 214-914-1099.

DADA Spring Gallery Walk – 2-8pm. Tour galleries and special exhibitions. Free. See website for locations and map. 214-914-1099.

Booker T Washington Art Show – 6-8pm. Reception for juried art show, featuring work of senior students at Booker T Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Free. Norwood Flynn Gallery, 3318 Shorecrest Dr, Dallas. 214-351-3318.


The Well – 10:30-11:30am. A contemporary worship experience featuring a visually engaging high-tech sensory experience to articulate the gospel. $10 love offering. St Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano.

Earth Day Dallas – Thru April 21. 10am-6pm. One

classifieds AARP Tax Assistance – 9am-12pm. Join AARP for tax assistance. All ages and non-members welcome. No appointments. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W. Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. Learn 2 Live Green Workshops – 10am-4pm. The city of Plano is hosting a day of green workshops. Free, excluding the Rainwater Harvesting Class. The Shops at Legacy, Dallas North Tollway @ Legacy Drive, Plano.

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 The Well – 10:30-11:30am. A contemporary worship experience featuring a visually engaging high-tech sensory experience to articulate the gospel. $10 love offering. St Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17 UTA Earth Day – 11am-1:30pm. Fest featuring Good Karma Kitchen food truck, herb plants, T-shirts and other green vendors. University of Texas at Arlington, University Mall, Arlington.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 Seniors for a Clean Coppell – 9-10am. Volunteers needed to join Seniors for a Clean Coppell, a project of the Coppell Senior Center Boomer Green Corps.

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Draw ’Til Dusk: The Figure – 6-7pm. Get inspired by figurative artworks on view by looking closely, sharing ideas and drawing directly from works in the galleries in this adult art session. Free. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 817-738-1933.


New Parents Art Tour – 10:30-11:30am. Explore the Amon Carter museum during an adult tour for parents, grandparents and other caregivers with little ones – two years old and younger – in tow. Free. Amon Carter Museum of American Art, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 817-738-1933. For helpful instructions:

Prairie Fest – 11am-6:30pm. Annual green festival featuring free wildflower walks, science-themed hikes, food vendors and environmentally-themed booths. Proceeds benefit Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area. Tandy Hills Natural Area, 3400 View St, Fort Worth.


The Well – 10:30-11:30am. A contemporary worship experience featuring a visually engaging high-tech sensory experience to articulate the gospel. $10 love offering. St Andrew United Methodist Church, 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano.

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Hot Yoga Community Class – 5:45-6:45pm. A combination of energetic vinyasa flow, power yoga and balance poses. Students focus on twists, holding asanas and strengthening the core muscles. Handson adjustments, enhancements and assists from the instructors. Modifications for all body types and ages. $12 suggested donation. Dynamic Yoga 4 Love Studio, 558 Bluebird Ln, Red Oak.

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Energy Blast – Exhibit tells the dynamic story of energy and alternative energy resources in North Texas, the Barnett Shale, and the innovative pioneers who continue to make energy a leading industry in the region. Ages 11 & up. Included in $14/adult, $10/ child admission. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-255-9300.

Sunday Service/Meditation and Purification – 9-11:15am. Spend a Sunday morning with like-minded people for meditation, chanting, an inspirational talk, readings from the Bible and Bhagavad Gita, and the uplifting Festival of Light. 9-9:45am, Meditation and Purification; 10-11:15am, Service. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126.

Live Animals of the World: A Conservation Exhibit – Museum houses 12 types of non-native animals, encouraging visitors to take a proactive role in conserving wild spaces. $9/adults, $6/children 3-12 & seniors, free/members & children ages 2 & under. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.

Dynamic Meditation – 10-11am. One of the active meditations compiled by Osho. Breath, jump, scream and shout, let it all go, then be in the bliss of silence and stillness; finish with dance of celebration and “be” different. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157. Krafty Kids – 12pm. Seasonal crafts each week. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381. NorthPark@

Family Events – 1-3:30pm. Discover a new artmaking activity each month. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood, Dallas. 214-922-1200.

The IMAX Experience: Ft Worth – Showtimes online. Features include Africa, the Serengeti, Flight of the Butterflies, The Hobbit, The Living Sea, Titanica and Tornado Alley. $7/adults, $6/children 2-12 & seniors. Ft Worth Museum of Science & History, Omni Theater, 1600 Gendy St, Ft Worth. 817-2559300.

Happy Hour at Bar Alto – 5-7pm, weekdays. Take $1 off selections of wine by the glass. Sit back at the bar or in the cafe and relax while you eat a bite or take it with you while you make your shopping selections. Whole Foods Market, 4100 Lomo Alto Dr, Highland Park. 214-520-7993. WholeFoodsMarket. com/Stores/HighlandPark.

Top Ten Wine Selections – 5-7pm, weekdays; 126pm, weekends. Wine tastings and, as always, you can pick up your favorite cheese pairings from a amazing selection of delicious cheeses from around the world. Whole Foods Market, 4100 Lomo Alto Dr, Highland Park. 214-520-7993. WholeFoodsMarket. com/Stores/HighlandPark.

Yoga – 6:15-7:15pm, Tues & Thurs; 12-1pm, Wed & Fri. Drop-in Hatha Yoga Postures classes are offered four times per week. Experience dynamic relaxation through practice of the postures. Suitable for all levels of fitness. $10. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126.

Kundalini Yoga – 5-6:30pm. Includes chakra sounds and breathing techniques. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Awakening Heart Meditation – 5-7pm. Interfaith mindfulness meditation, music and message based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Facilitated by Brother ChiSing and friends. Childcare provided. Donation accepted. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972-432-7871.

monday Dance Exercise Class – 9:15-10:15am. Mon-Thurs. Easy-to-follow routines featuring Jacki Sorensen’s creative choreography and a variety of music and artists. Start anytime. 3-wk sample: $25. Cimmaron Park Rec Center in Valley Ranch, 201 Red River Tl, Irving. 972-281-3075. Additional locations:

Gentle Yoga – 5-6pm. Learn a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support will be offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Meditation Class – 6:45-7:45pm. 1st & 3rd Mon. Clear the mind to gain clarity of personal goals and improve health. $5. Institute for Total Wellness, 1700 Commerce St, Ste 1400, Dallas. RSVP: 214-7176300. Laughing Yoga – 7-8pm. Healthy and playful experience that helps the body to move easily, freely, and genuinely laugh. Free, donations accepted. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Cosmic Dance – 7:30-9pm. Dance and disappear into deep stillness. Take your energy to a new height, be a child, reactivate your senses. Donation $5. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Dr, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

Sufi/Zen Poetry – 8pm. Readings from the esoteric masters at the Community Table. All dimensions welcome. Free. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Dr, Dallas. 214-521-6157.

tuesday Zumba – 9-9:30am. Latin dance inspired exercise in a fun 30-min class. $5. Curves, 11909 Preston Rd, Ste 1486, Dallas. 213-866-0399. Aquacise – 9:30-10:15am. Low impact water aerobics for all levels. Participants must be members of the Coppell Senior and Community Center. Free. Aquatic Center & Recreation Center, 234 E Pkwy, Coppell. Lynn Dorn: 972-462-5136. Zen Lemon – 6-7pm. Yoga class for all levels. Bring a towel and water. Free. Lululemon-Galleria, 13350 Dallas Pkwy, 3080, Dallas. 972-385-2316. Lululemon. com/Dallas/DallasGalleria.

Community Acupuncture – 6:30-7:45pm. Auricular (ear point) acupuncture is provided in group setting for relaxation, reduction of cravings and cleansing. $20/advance, $25/at door. White Rock Holistic Wellness Center, 718 N Buckner Blvd, Ste 416-103, Dallas. Jade: 214-642-0002. Walz.Jennifer@gmail. com. PUBlic Knowledge – 7pm. 1st Tues. Adult gathering celebrating brains and brew, featuring science, history, and guests from diverse fields, presented at a local bar or restaurant. Location: 817-255-9300. COH Donation Yoga Class – 7-8pm. Yoga flow class for all levels. Bring own yoga mat. Free. Donations accepted benefit local missions. Community of Hope UMC, 1800 E Debbie Ln, Mansfield. 817-453-2328. Tai Chi Class – Thru June. 7-8:30pm. Learn the 108 moves of Taoist Tai Chi. Adults: $40/month; full-time students: $30/month; seniors: $25/month. Central Congregational Church, 5600 Royal Ln, Dallas. 214-752-1661. Dallas.

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Guided Meditation Class: Beginner Friendly – 7-9pm. Facilitated by Brother ChiSing. For beginners and more advanced practitioners who want to supplement their silent practice with guided meditations. Each month has a theme. $10-$25 donation. Limited to 12. Dallas Meditation Center, 727 S Floyd Rd, Richardson. 972432-7871. Gong/Sound Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. 1st & 3rd Tues. Gong and drum provide energetic and sonic backdrop to group meditation. Cosmic Cafe, 2912 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas. 214-521-6157. Group Meditation – 7:30-8:30pm. Meditate with likeminded friends to access inner peace, calmness and joy. Free. Ananda Dallas Meditation & Yoga Center, 4901 Keller Springs Rd, Ste 103, Addison. 972-248-9126. Country and Western Dance Lessons – 7:30-9pm. 3-week, 2-step series, then 3-week waltz series. Sandunga Dance Studio, 2155 Marsh Ln, Carrollton. Info, cost: 972-418-1600.

Chair Massage –3-6 pm. Sign up for an appointment in advance or walk in. 10-minute minimum. $1/minute. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. Circuit Training – 5-6pm. The class will work on the cardiovascular system and all major muscle groups in a fun format. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. FDerita@

thursday Audubon Center Third Thursday – 9am-9pm. Free admission 3rd Thurs each month. Guided hikes throughout the day; riverbend picnic site overlooking the river. Trinity River Audubon Center, 6500 S Loop 12, Dallas. 214-398-8722.

Central Exp, Ste, Dallas. 214-671-1381. NorthPark@ Gentle Yoga – 5-6pm. Learn a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support will be offered. Wear fitness shoes with good support. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. CPR Training – 6-8pm. American Heart Training Center with over 125 highly trained instructors. Texas CPR Training, 4013 Carrizo, Plano. 214-770-6872.

Health Orientation Class – 6:15pm. Class on the benefits of proper spinal alignment for good health and preventing sickness. Free. Aspire Health Clinic, 10440 N Ctrl Expy, Ste 124, Dallas. 214-234-0000. Dallas Organic Garden Club – 6:30pm. 4th Thurs. Monthly meeting. REI, 4515 LBJ Fwy, Dallas.

Chill Yoga 101 – 6:45-7:45pm. No heat vinyasa flow, come and chill. Yoga is significant to everyone in a personal and unique way. To breathe, feel and let go for a moment, is the beauty of Yoga. Beginners, postnatal, all levels welcome. $12 suggested donation. Dynamic Yoga 4 Love Studio, 558 Bluebird Ln, Red Oak.

Dallas Greendrinks – 2nd Wed. Meet for happy hour with other eco-conscious people. No cover, buy own drinks. Location TBD. DallasGreendrinks@yahoo. com. Tai Chi – 9:30-10:30am. Tai Chi is gentle on the muscles and effective in increasing mobility, flexibility, coordination and bone density without causing fatigue. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

Vegetarian Cooking Class – 7-9pm. Gourmet Indian vegetarian cooking with master chef Manjuali Devi. $25, includes dinner. Kalachandji’s Community Hall, 5430 Gurlay Ave, Dallas. 214-662-6889. Danny@

Line Dancing – Thru Feb 21. 10:45am. Learn this very basic easy dance step. Space is limited. Sign up in advance. Free. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136.

wednesday Read and Learn – 10:30-11:30am. Features musicians, storytellers and puppets performing for newborns to 6 yr olds. Reading activity is followed by a guest performer. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Ctrl Expy, Dallas. 214-671-1381.

Tarrant County Greenweavers – 11:30am12:30pm. 3rd Thurs. Networking for professionals and companies who are green-minded, eco-friendly or wishing to become more so. $1. Prudential Worldwide Realtors, 1727 Keller Pkwy, Keller. DFW-Tarrant-County-Greenweavers.

Baby Bounce Basics – 12:30-1pm. Activities for moms/caregivers and infants up to 24 months old with interactive music, nursery rhymes and stories. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N


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Chanting HU – 7:30pm. 2nd Thurs. Try chanting HU and find out how 20 min can change your life. HU means happiness, balance, harmony, peace and the loss of fear. It has been used by many different spiritual groups including Eckankar as a sacred name for God. Lotus Yoga, 6337 Prospect Ave, Dallas. 214-425-5343.

friday Aquacise – 9:30-10:15am. Low impact water aerobics for all levels. Participants must be members of the Coppell Senior and Community Center. Free. Aquatic Center & Recreation Center, 234 E Pkwy, Coppell. Lynn Dorn: 972-462-5136. MoMe Yoga – 10:30am. Mother-child yoga and nursery rhymes, specifically for moms of infants and toddlers. Bring a mat. Dallas Public Library, Bookmarks Branch, 8687 N Ctrl Expy, Dallas. 214671-1381. Health Orientation Class – 12:30pm. See Thurs listing. Aspire Health Clinic, 10440 N Ctrl Expy, Ste 124, Dallas. 214-234-0000.

Helmets required and lights/water recommended. Post-ride eats at Jake’s. New Dallas Bike Works Parking Lot, 4875 W Lawther Dr, Dallas.

yoga, story time and live performances. Free. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas. 214-2425100.


Family Events – 1-3:30pm. Discover a new artmaking activity each month. Dallas Museum of Art, 1717 N Harwood, Dallas. 214-922-1200.

Coppell Farmer’s Market – Apr -Thanksgiving. 8am-12pm. Seasonal produce for the North Texas area, natural meats and eggs, seafood, organic dairy products, honey, teas, breads, mixes, flowers, plants, and more. Coppell Farmer’s Market, 793 S Coppell Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5165.

Chair Massage –3-6 pm. Sign up for an appointment in advance or walk in. 10-minute minimum. $1/minute. Coppell Senior Center, 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell. 972-462-5136. Urban Yoga Charity Class – 4:30-6pm. Karma flow class with all proceeds going to a local cause and/or charity. Urban Yoga, 1706 8th Ave, Ft Worth. 817-908-FLOW.

‘Til Midnight at the Nasher – 6pm-12am. 3rd Fri. All ages. Outdoor evening series featuring local bands and movies, alfresco dining, gallery tours and more. $10/adults, $7/seniors, $5/students, free/12 & under, members. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St, Dallas. 214-242-5100. TilMidnight. Friday Night Bike Ride – 7-9pm. Twelve-mile social bicycle ride around White Rock Lake with 5 stops to keep the group together. All skill levels welcome.

Shoreline Spruceup – 9am. 2nd Sat. Help keep White Rock Lake clean. Enjoy the company, visit with friends, paddle some kayaks, receive thanks form other lake users and collect lots of trash. Meet in the parking lot of Jackson Point on the west side of the park. Jackson Point, 4200 W Lawther Dr, Dallas. 214-669-1663. Om in the Park – 9-10am. Yoga classes for all levels. Bring a towel and water. Free. Lululemon Athletica – Northpark, 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas. 214-234-0305. Target First Saturdays – 10am-2pm. 1st Sat. Family activities including art scavenger hunts, family tours,


Animals on the Air – 3-4pm. Live radio show explores the world of wild animals and domestic pets. Q&A on taking care of pets. Listener contests to win prizes. Hosted by Sean Greene, deputy director of the Dallas Zoo and Dr Nancy Turner, veterinarian from the Bent Tree Animal Hospital. Station KSKY 660 AM.

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Nancy L. Corsaro, L.Ac 2840 Keller Springs Rd. Suite 301, Carrollton, TX 214-793-5684 Do you have pain, digestive issues or allergies? Perhaps you want to lose weight, quit smoking or find relief from stress. Acupuncture and herbs can help these and many other conditions. This ancient healing modality can also help you maintain good health and balance. Nancy Corsaro is a Texas-licensed acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist and is nationally board-certified in acupuncture (NCCAOM). Call for a free phone or office 15-minute consultation.


8350 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving 1106 N Galloway Ave, Mesquite, TX 972-444-0660 Trained in China and graduated from one of Korea’s top medical programs, Dr. Chapa is not only a doctor of Oriental medicine, he is also a board-certified herbalist and licensed acupuncturist. Through 17 years of treating patients and submersion in the 3,000-year-old practices of Eastern Medicine, he’s able to help you find relief with acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy and more. Unlike Western medicine, Eastern Medicine doesn’t just focus on the disease; it cares for your whole self, holistically. Dr. Chapa is also proud to offer one of the only full herbal pharmacies offering more than 1,000 safe, organic herbal medicines. We are In-network with most insurance providers. Don’t forget to mention Natural Awakenings to receive 50% off your first visit.


Andrea Heikkinen, D.C Paul Heikkinen, D.C. Marsha Heikkinen, D.C., 820 E. Cartwright Rd, Suite 133, Mesquite, TX 972-285-3232 Our office is a family owned and operated business dedicated to helping our patients realize their natural healing abilities. We utilize chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and nutrition to effectively and gently treat the whole person. At Heikkinen Chiropractic we live to give you Back your Life. See us for Neck & back pain, Wellness care, Acupuncture, Therapeutic Massage, Pediatric Chiropractic, Headache, Decompression Traction, Nutritional consultation Athletic physicals. See ad on page 8.


Dr. Ray Nannis 1600 Plano Rd, Richardson 972-671-2225 Nannis Chiropractic Family Health Center is a professional but comfortable atmosphere with family style treatment rooms. Our emphasis is on patient education including workshops and demonstrations. With our high tech computer nervous system scanning we provide Subluxation Station Bio Analysis and we offer you the benefit of our advanced training in acupuncture techniques as well as post graduate training in neurology, orthopedics, headaches, TMJ, rehabilitation, sports injuries, and whiplash. Special Services offered include Spinal Decompression, BioVeda Allergy Relief Center and Free Reports. We encourage you to make preventative health and wellness a personal priority while partnering with you on your road to optimal health. We pride ourselves on discovering the cause of your health concern rather than only managing symptoms.

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Dr. Cecilia Yu, D.C. 12740 Hillcrest rd, Suite 138, Dallas, TX 972-387-4700 The only National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association practitioner (NUCCA) in Dallas-Ft Worth. This Chiropractic specialty provides a “gentle” approach with no cracking or popping. It restores optimal balance to the entire spine – thus solving issues such as low back pain, allergies, Asthma, constipation, digestive problems, neck pain, Scoliosis, herniated disc and hyperactivity. Dr Yu “guarantees” to tell you upfront whether or not you can be helped by NUCCA. Free consultation. Call for appointment. See ad on page 11.


Jill Allison Bryan P.O. Box 180913, Dallas, TX 214-232-8656 Do you wish you had time in your busy life to pursue your creative passions? Do you long to feel energized, inspired and fulfilled by creativity? As a certified creativity coach, Jill will help you: Stop procrastinating • Move past perfectionism, fear and overwhelm • Enjoy focus and follow-through • Replace time-consuming habits with creative satisfaction • Move past blocks and live a more joyous, fulfilling life E-mail to schedule a free 30-min. coaching session today.

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Are you living the life you’ve always imagined? Life is limited. Do the unexpected. Dare to become the person you are intended to be – today. We are on a mission to equip clients with resources needed to reach peak performance and success. We Educate, Empower and Encourage you to become all you are intended to be. Through a solution-focused approach in coaching: personal, career, business, leadership and Special Needs, life independence, we restore balance, focus, direction, self- development and growth. Collaboratively we identify goals, overcome limiting beliefs, create a POWER plan, and establish ownership and accountability for reaching the desired outcome. Sessions are uniquely tailored and can be virtual or on-site. If you are ready to make a change, taking your personal and professional life to new heights, contact us today to schedule a free 30 minute consultation.


Sandy Hanne, LMT 1131 Rockingham, Suite 126, Richardson 469-438-8634 This deeply pleasant, profoundly relaxing technique sets you free in body and mind by releasing the tissues throughout your system that bind you down, tapping your body’s inner wisdom and reducing interference. Addressing musculoskeletal, neurological, head and other dysfunctions, it often helps when nothing else has worked, including for profound emotional release. Extensively trained by founder Dr. John Upledger.

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11600 Welch Road, Dallas 214- 363-6311 Established almost 100 years ago, The Hockaday School provides a college preparatory education for girl; from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade, including Boarding school for grades 8-12. With an enrollment of approximately 1000 students and a 10:1 student teacher ratio, Hockaday students enjoy a 100% acceptance rate to college. Notable Hockaday alumni include Barbara and Jenna Bush, Dixie Carter, and Pamela Willeford.


12345 Inwood Rd, Dallas 972-387-8700 Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas, founded in 1942 is a private Catholic institution for young men under the direction of the Society of Jesus. It’s located on a 27-acre campus in North Dallas and provides a student-centered Catholic Jesuit education to approximately 1,000 students in grades 9-12 with an 11:1 student-teacher ratio. Jesuit Dallas students’ average SAT scores exceed the national average by more than 200 points.




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Leslie Duong 5917 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX 214-887-8325 AC Herbs and Vitamins specialLeslie Duong is a licensed Herbalist, BS Biology, and Health Nutritionist, with 14 years of experience in Chinese Natural Herbs, Leslie will sit down with you to conduct a private and personal evaluation of your health. You can assured that her many years of experience will start to help you feel better in no time. She can help with Prostate, Cancer, Hepatitis A,B,C, Detoxing, Cholesterol, Fertility, Impotency, Lupus, Thyroid, Menopause, Diabetes, Depression, Drug Detox, Skin Problems, Sexually Transmitted Disease, and Weight Loss. Free Consultation Available. Call to schedule you appointment. See ad on page 12.


Dr. Latonia Smith 2701 Osler, Suite 10, Grand Prairie 972-641-2400 A different kind of dentistry where the focus is on health not disease. Our goal is to provide dentistry that enhances your overall health and improves the quality of your life. Have the smile you have always wanted with straight, white teeth. We use Invisalign instead of metal brackets and offer other services using simple and effective methods that are less invasive. We offer the most bio-compatible treatments available. Call 972-641-2400 to schedule your initial consultation. See ad on page 17. C=40 M=0 Y=0 K=0

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HOMEOPATHY Dr. Alex Bekker

6500 Mockingbird Ln, Suite 115, Dallas 214-821-3133 Dr. Bekker is a physician specializing in homeopathy, which is a medicinal therapy which uses natural substances that stimulate the person’s own vitality to overcome illness, and restore health. Some of the conditions treated are Childhood Illness, Autism, Asthma, Allergies, Auto-Immune Disorders, Anxiety, Depression and many other conditions. The result of homeopathic treatment is the permanent cure of the individual and the restoration of health.


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Keith Clark, LMT 11311 North Central Expressway, Suite 211, Dallas, TX 214- 315-2959

Keith Clark is a licensed massage therapist in private practice utilizing many massage modalities during sessions to promote the importance of body maintenance. Whether you need a massage to relax and reduce stress, to recharge your fatigued muscles, or to assist in alleviating chronic pain, you’ll find the style of massage, you need here. Massage can help address a number of health issues including: Low-back pain, Improve range of motion, Ease medication dependence, Enhance immunity by stimulating the body’s natural defense system, Exercise and stretch muscles, Help athletes prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts, Improve the condition of the skin, Increase joint flexibility and lessen depression and anxiety. Call or go online for an appointment. REVIVIFY.

MEDICAL DR. KAREN ASBURY, MD INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE Dr. Karen Asbury, MD 2313 LaVida Place, Plano 972- 867-7790

The practice of Dr. Asbury is on the cutting-edge of Integrative Medicine. We specialize in a combination of Internal Medicine and Alternative Care, using the best of both. We believe the body is a wonderfully functioning system that was designed to be self healing, if given what it needs. Are you tired of drugs and conventional medicine? Do you want to address the cause of disease and not just the symptoms? Do you want natural solutions to chronic diseases? Dr. Asbury provides all aspects of adult care including full preventive evaluations and comprehensive treatment of chronic diseases. Call 972-867-7790 for an appointment or a free Consult. See ad on page 27.


Constantine A. Kotsanis, MD 2260 Pool Road, Grapevine, TX 817-756-1896

Dr. Constantine A. Kotsanis is an unconventional medical doctor who travels the globe in search of answers to today’s health problems. His approach is to blend modern conventional medicine with the time-tested wisdom of older disciplines, creating unique treatments for each person. Having taken the time to become a certified nutritionist himself, Dr. Kotsanis believes the foundation of any treatment is proper nutrition. He applies this belief to treating conditions ranging from autism spectrum to chronic diseases including cancer and diabetes. Come Have Lunch with the Family - The public is invited to our FREE monthly Lunch & Learns. It’s a great way to meet the staff and doctor while learning more about health. We provide a gluten-free recipe from the Kotsanis Institute’s own cookbook “Food for Thought” (available on Each month is a different topic. Find the schedule on our website www. See ad on page 9.


Norm Forbes 337-353-796 PureBox provides eco-friendly, easy to use moving boxes for residential, commercial & special event needs. Rent our reusable boxes instead of buying cardboard and we will deliver to your home or office. PureBoxes are lightweight, stackable, nest-able and perfectly designed to keep your belongings organized and secure. Don’t miss the opportunity to make your next move faster, cheaper, greener & less stressful. Stop wasting your time & money on Earth-polluting cardboard. See ad on page 29.

NATUROPATH Well Natural Health

Dr. Marinette Paredes 4230 Avondale Ave, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 214-520-8108 Naturopathic and Chinese Medicine. Encouraging individuals to participate in optimizing their well-being. Services include acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutritional counseling and wellness counseling. For more information and to schedule an appointment call 214-520-8108. Be Well.


Dr Stephanie Golder & Mindy Fritz 10000 North Central Expressway #400, Dallas, TX 214-642-3976 Specializing in the reduction or elimination of disorders, including anxiety, depression, migraine, ADD (AD/HD), behavioral disorders, learning disability, and many others, utilizing neurofeedback and Christian counseling. Our goal is to help our clients achieve improved physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Neurofeedback is a proven, effective treatment that is non-invasive and does not involve medication. Call 214-642-3976 for a consultation.

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NUTRITION Living Well Health and Wellness Center

Betty Murray, CN, HHC, Ryt 14330 Midway Rd, Suite 121, Dallas, TX 972-930-0260 Betty Murray, CN, HHC, RYT is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor. Betty has a knack for making the science of nutrition easy to understand and implement. Betty specializes in metabolic and digestive disorders and weight loss resistance. A master of the bio-chemistry of the body, Betty teaches clients how to utilize nutritional interventions to improve their health. Call 972-9300260 today to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation to see if nutrition counseling is right for you.

Natural Health Shop

400 North Coit Rd, Suite 1902, Richardson 972-664-1990 Everyday low prices on over 9,000 health and wellness products Natural and supplements. We specialize in special orders. Groceries, suppleHealth ments, sports nutrition, beauty special needs nutrition, Shop products, massage, detox. Located at the intersection of Coit and Roundrock. Open 7 days a week. See ad on page 28.

ORGANIC FOODS TEXAS DAILY HARVEST Fisher Lane, Yantis, TX 903-335-1758

We are a Certified Organic Farm producing milk, cheese, yogurt, beef, pork, eggs and produce in East Texas. Our products area available in many stores in the Metroplex and in Austin, and we are now offering Neighborhood Delivery and a CSA. Please call or see our website at to sign up for Neighborhood Delivery.


CR 45, Earth, TX 214-908-2569 Providing other families with clean and great tasting dairy products made from our sustainable, organic certified, West Texas native grass pastures of contented, happy, and humanely treated cows is the mission of Three Happy Cows. Our products are free of any added hormones, antibiotics, toxic chemical pesticides or herbicides. Due to the nature of the nutritional diet of our cows, our products have a wonderful fresh taste and maintains their flavor. Three Happy Cows products can be found at Central Market, Natural Grocers, Rosemeade Market, Cupboard, and Local Yocal.





877-604-8208 ext. 702 Organic mattresses – safe, allergy-free, temperaturecontrolled sleeping system. Experience your best night’s sleep ever with revolutionary composition of lavender, swiss herbs, hi-tech materials. Our Swiss made Aven02 mattresses are 40% more durable than most existing products on the market. Organic Bedroom Inc is exclusive US retail distributor of Aven02 organic mattresses. Call for appointment. Get 2 coupon offers for November purchase.


5207 Bonita, Dallas 972-587-7835 Certified Organic Salon located in Uptown Dallas in the Knox-Henderson District. Glitz is Dallas’ premiere certified vegan Salon, using animal-cruelty-free products that have none of the toxic chemicals found in most professional color lines. Offering a full suite of organic products and services, our services include Hair Cuts, Hair Color, Hair Straightening and Real Hair Extensions. Glitz salon is unique and personable and provides a warm and welcoming environment in a beautifully renovated house in one of the Dallas’ hippest new neighborhoods. Stop by today and see what the buzz is about for yourself. Walk-ins accepted. See ad on page 21. See story on page 14.


Jon & Laura Petersen Anna, TX 972-924-2722 Alfresco Living designs and installs outdoor improvements that make your outdoor rooms nicer. We take the time to design your Landscape Lighting to fit your lifestyle. Water Features, Mosquito Misting, Cool Fogging, Rain Water Harvesting and Christmas Lighting to take your outdoor living environment to the next level of pure enjoyment and a place where you can relax and enjoy the sound of a waterfall in a mosquito free evening while your landscape lights highlight the focal points of your yard.

Dr. Nancy Bozeman 621 N. Little School Rd, Kennedale 817-572-2400 As an alternative medicine specialist, Dr. Nancy Bozeman emphasizes your pet’s entire well-being by taking a holistic approach to veterinary medicine. Offering a full range of conventional and complementary modalities including Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Chiropractic, Laser Therapy, NAET, Nutrition Counseling and we offer Vaccination titers. Come visit our comfortable, pet-friendly, homey office environment. See ad on page 30.

The way you think, the way you behave, the way you eat, can influence your life by 30 to 50 years. ~ Deepak Chopra


Eric Pratt, Owner 1920 Abrams Pkwy #387, Dallas, TX 214-732-4721 We are professional Pet Lovers and we promise to treat your pet like precious members of the family they are. We provide pet services to owners who are not only away from home on vacation but also away from home because of a long day at work. We pride ourselves in giving each pet special attention according to their breed, character and age. Contact us for full information and pricing based on your pet’s needs.


Dallas, TX 214-810-1785 Energy efficient, attractive and durable Dog Doors professionally installed. Let your dogs and cats live large with the freedom they deserve by getting a professionally installed Wall pet door in any type of wall, Door dog door, Screen pet door, Dog door right in the glass, or Pet door panel insert for a sliding glass patio door. Don’t be trapped into thinking that your dog door must be installed in a door. With Lone Star Dog Doors you will benefit from our many years of remodeling experience plus we use Hale Pet Door products, representing the highest quality in the industry. Call 214-810-1785 today so we can install “Your Pet’s Doorway to Living Large” in the Dallas area.

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April 2013




Stephanie Ebbesen-Stuer 214-563-5769 Green Home Residential is the first green residential real estate brokerage in North Texas to specializing in healthy, sustainable high performing real estate. Return on your green home investment can show up in increased energy efficiency, improved indoor air quality and health, decrease in waste, and reduced water consumption, among other things. Get the professionals at Green home Residential to find the shade of green that fits our real estate needs. We will customize services based on your requests and show you how to take advantage of government programs and incentives. Green living is healthy and healthy living is green. Call us for a complimentary consultation.


1701 N. Greenville Ave. # 1112 Richardson, TX 972-231-4800 Lock in your electricity rate for 30 years. Reduce, offset, or even eliminate your skyrocketing utility bills! We offer unmatched expertise, superior products, design and installation services, educational seminars and much, much more. Call Clean Energy Systems today, and let us help you discover the joy in energy independence. Serving Dallas, Denton and Collin Counties since 2008. State licensed Electrical Contractor TX # 29240. See ad on page 7. .



6808 Pastor Bailey Dr, Dallas 214-331-8522 Church that Grows people. Services are Sundays at 7:30am, 9:15am, 11:00am, 12:45am, and online at Streamingfaith. com. Mid-week service is Wednesdays at 7:00pm. Reverend Bryan L. Carter, Senior Pastor.


Nance Woods 330 Market St, Baird, TX Stress? Illness? Injury? Biofeedback could be the answer. Distance sessions available. Quantum Zen also offers Human BioAcoustic Vocal Profiling and Nance is a highly sought after Reiki Master/ Teacher. Trying to sell your house but it just won’t sell? Keep getting an “unfriendly” feeling around your property? Property clearing is available. Quantum Zen is a holistic wellness center specializing in stress management located west of the metroplex on Interstate 20.


Jennifer Trejo, Naturopath 3345 Western Center Blvd, Suite 140 Ft Worth, TX 817-847-0900 Services include: BioSET, which locates and corrects imbalances in the body through detoxification, enzyme therapy, homeopathy, nutrition and lifestyle recommendations; breast thermography which can detect cancer forming up to 8 years before other detection devices, with no radiation exposure or compression; saliva hormone testing and correction using homeopathic hormones; thyroid testing and balancing; metabolism testing; weight loss; IonCleanse foot Detox and oxygen steam sauna. See ad on page 10.


1651 Wall Street, Garland 972- 864-1934 Rohde’s helps you get and maintain beautiful Yards and Gardens in a chemical-free environment. We know organics better than anyone else. Organic yards and gardens require less water, have fewer insects and diseases and result in better health for you, your family and the environment. We will give you the guidance you need either in our store or at your home. Products and services include Landscaping and maintenance, natural fertilizer, natural insect control, unique garden gift items, pet food for dogs and cats, and a large selection of native and drought-tolerant plants. Call the experts today at 972-864-1934. See ad on page 22.




Jon & Christi Hurley 615-653-5228 Drink coffee and burn fat. Join thousands of other coffee and tea drinkers who have lost those unwanted pounds. Try the Bfit challenge today! Call Christi at 615653-5228 and get ready for a fitter, healthier you! See ad on page 22.

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Dr. Genie Fields 5220 Spring Valley Rd, Suite 405 Dallas, Tx 214-352-8758 Offering full body Regulation Thermography, including the breast. It can detect abnormalities in the very earliest of stages, many times finding the underlying causes of disease. Regulation Thermography looks at the entire body’s BEHAVIOR after being stressed giving a ‘living dynamic view.’ Consultations, further evaluation and follow up care are offered as well. See ad on page 26.

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DYNAMIC YOGA & FITNESS STUDIO BY YOGA 4 LOVE Lisa Ware 558 Bluebird Ln, Red Oak, TX 469-437-1334

Dynamic Yoga and Fitness Studio by Yoga 4 Love was born from a long and fruitful yoga practice and whirlwind of a yoga teaching career from the owner and founder Lisa Ware, Registered Yoga Teacher. She and her Dynamic Team Staff along with her husband and co owner Richard Ware, decided that Red Oak was ready for something totally fresh and new. Most of our yoga classes are HOT yoga, and if you have yet to experience this wonderful practice you are in for a treat. Certified instructors will motivate you and help you set your sights high to achieve your goals, both in and out of the studio. We are Mind, Body Spirit based to nurture the whole you. We are not a gym. We are unique studio where you can commune with like- minded individuals.

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in the Metroplex —8— METROPLEX LOCATIONS

1. Preston 214-360-7569 6100 Luther Ln, Dallas 75225 2. Royal 214-613-2841 5960 Royal Ln, Dallas 75230 3.SMU 214-520-6878 6403 Hillcrest, Dallas 75205 4. Lemmon 214-780-0602 4015 Lemmon Ave, Dallas 75219

5. Flowermound 972-899-3548 2550 Crosstimbers Rd, Flowermound 75028 6. Frisco 214-436-4410 3580 Preston Rd, Suite 107, Frisco 75034 7. Southlake 214-436-4410 2600 E. Southlake Blvd, #160, Southlake 76092 8. Mockingbird & Greenville 214-515-9113 5706 E. Mockingbird Ln, Highland Park 75205



Addison • 5100 Belt Line • 972-503-7326 Dallas • Quadrangle • 2800 Routh St. • 214-954-0486

MustardSeed Retreats etc Raw & Living Food Classes Chef Laura will come to your location to teach you and your guest how to prepare healthy dishes Book your class today and start living a healthy lifestyle tomorrow

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Classic-style diner serving up unbelievable Vegan Burgers, Quesadillas, Nachos, Wraps, Fresh-Baked Desserts, Hot Coffee & much more! All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes and a full Vegan Brunch menu on Sundays! Tuesday–Saturday, 11am–10pm | Sunday, 11am–5pm 1101 N. Beckley, Dallas | 214.948.4747



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