RIP: DFW Green Source News Service

by jim on August 20, 2013

Green SourceIt was with a great deal of sadness that we received word that the Green Source DFW news service is shutting down at the end of September.

For three years Phillip Shinoda and Company have produced a quality product that marked a new milestone in North Texas environmental community-building. The Green Source website and weekly mailings connected a wide variety of local green groups and individuals in a way no other single effort has in the past or is designed to do now. Its demise leaves a big gap in the attempt to build a more sophisticated infrastructure for the environmentally minded in DFW.

Its annual awards ceremony were just coming into their own as an institutional regular gathering. Downwinders was proud to win the first Grassroots Leadership ever given. We believed in the mission of the service so much we carried the site's RSS feed directly to our front page here.

What particularly disheartening is that we're in the nation's fourth largest metropolitan area in 2013 and we don't even have a basic all-comers regional green calendar now. We have no network that connects gardeners to Keystone Pipeline activists, solar energy advocates to beekeepers. And we're all the poorer for it.

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