At Earth Day Texas 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 38 small businesses that will collaborate with national lab researchers through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV facilitates access to the DOE national labs for American small businesses, enabling them to tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology challenges for their advanced energy products and gain a global competitive advantage. Eight DOE national laboratories will receive funding to partner with 38 competitively selected small businesses across the country.
Earth Day E-waste recycling roundup
Clean out your attic, garage, closet and junk drawer! Snappy Salads, the first eco-friendly salad restaurant in Dallas, will hold an electronic recycling roundup on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Snappy Salads offers this service free to the public.
American Humane Announces Certification through Worldwide American Humane Conservation Program for Zoos and Aquariums
American Humane, the country's first national humane organization and the world's largest certifier of animal welfare and well-being, announced that San Antonio Zoo achieved certification by the American Humane Conservation program, becoming part of an elite group of only a dozen Humane Certified™ institutions worldwide.
AT&T Smart Cities and the Dallas Innovation Alliance Bring New Solutions Focused on Citizen Engagement and the Environment
Historic Dallas West End Now Has Intelligent LED Lighting, Environmental Sensors and Interactive Digital Kiosk; additional solutions forthcoming
AT&T* Smart Cities momentum continues with the launch of the DIA Smart Cities Living Lab powered by AT&T (Living Lab). The Living Lab is a multi-phased smart cities project in Dallas. The project is spearheaded by the Dallas Innovation Alliance (DIA) in collaboration with AT&T and other technology leaders in the public and private sector. AT&T, a Foundational Partner for the DIA, used its smart cities framework to help the City of Dallas develop and apply a holistic strategy to address some of its most significant challenges. Dallas is among the eight cities participating in the AT&T Smart Cities spotlight cities initiative.
Mayors Join with Produce Industry Partners to Increase Children’s Access to Fresh Produce
On Wednesday March 22, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and City of Benbrook Mayor Dr. Jerry Dittrich, joined representatives from the Fort Worth Independent School District, local produce industry, and community partners to announce the “Grand Opening” of a new salad bar at Westpark Elementary School.
City of Tyler, Texas, Agrees to Extensive Sewer System Upgrades and Operational Improvements to Comply with Clean Water Act
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the city of Tyler, Texas, agreed to significantly upgrade its sanitary sewer system to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The city will also undertake extensive operational improvements to its sanitary sewer system and pay a total of $563,000 in civil penalties.