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Green With Envy


Clean Conscious
Keep your face fresh with W3LL PEOPLE, a toxin-free cosmetic line (created in Austin) with an organic antioxidant complex that gives your face an added boost throughout the day.

W3LL PEOPLE, starting at $8
Dear Clark Hair Studio
Dallas, 214/397-0700;

Wash away makeup and grime with Aveda’s Green Science Perfecting Cleanser, made with organic argan oil (from Moroccan argan trees).  

Green Science Perfecting Cleanser, $35
Moda Salon and Spa
Fort Worth, 817/732-3733;

Glam for Good
Step into these heels—the Ladder-Strap Pumps by Stella McCartney—and you won’t sacrifice eco-friendliness for style. The designer (a vegan!) created these heels from natural cork and faux leather.

Ladder-Strap Pumps, $795
Neiman Marcus
Downtown Dallas, 214/741-6911; Dallas NorthPark, 214/363-8311; Willow Bend, 972/629-1700;

Charmed Life
Show off the ones you cherish in the form of a hand-pressed, bejeweled charm necklace made from recycled metals by Heather Moore Jewelry.

Heather Moore Jewelry, customizable, price varies
Dallas, 972/980-0819;


Get to Rockin’
Moms will appreciate that the foldable Tori Rocking Horse is made from end-of-life rubber wood that’s often deemed worthless and burned, creating a severe ecological impact in the rainforests.

Tori Rocking Horse, $100
Design Within Reach
Dallas, 214/521-0100;

Promote Peace
The simplistic and soft organic-cotton Peace T-shirt (pictured) will make a statement on your little one’s vision for the future.

Peace T-shirt, $30
Little Bean
Dallas, 214/370-9111;

Soulful Shoes
Active kids can kick around in the Simple Kids shoe line (like the Satire shoe in Giraffe, pictured). These lace-up sneakers are made with organic cotton, hemp and natural crepe rubber.

Kid’s Satire shoe, $42
St Bernard Sports
Dallas, 214/357-9700;
Dallas, 214/353-0068;
Whole Earth Provision Co.
Dallas, 214/824-7444;


Breathe Easy
Paint the walls with YOLO colorhouse no-VOC paints, made with zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and certified by Green Seal.

YOLO colorhouse no-VOC paints, starting at $35
Kelly-Moore Paints
Dallas, 214/520-8038; Plano; 972/527-0001;

Sunny Outlook
Using solar panels to reduce your energy use has become a reality with TXU’s new SolarLease program, which allows current TXU customers to have their homes evaluated and fitted with solar panels.

TXU’s SolarLease program, pricing varies
North Texas area, 877/898-7652;

Sit Pretty
The durable and modern Petrie Chair boasts a classic design, with a twist: the chair is constructed of a certified sustainable, kiln-dried hardwood frame, in addition to its seat cushion made from a soy-based foam.

Petrie Chair, $900
Crate and Barrel


Local Eats
Eden Creek Farm (about 40 miles south of Dallas), has a Dallas pick-up spot at Bolsa Restaurant. Choose a whole share (26 weeks of produce for 3-4 people); or a half-share (26 weeks for 1-2 people); April 1-September.

Eden Creek Farm produce, $400/$800
Pick up at Bolsa Restaurant
Dallas, 903/695-0730
Or, find another community supported agriculture (CSA) farm at www.localharvest.org

Supporting local agriculture is easier than you think. For example, Sendero Brothers (a cattle farm in Palo Pinto), has a Fort Worth pick-up spot at the Arlington Farmers Market. Families seeking free-range, all-natural beef can request weekly or monthly shares to be delivered to the Arlington location.  

Sendero Brothers, pricing varies
Palo Pinto, 866/933-7782;
or find another local harvest at

Sustainable Snacks
Treat your kids’ sweet tooth to Hail Merry Blonde Macaroons (pictured above), an all-organic, raw, vegan and gluten-free snack with absolutely zero processed ingredients.

Hail Merry Blonde Macaroons, $10
Central Market, Whole Foods and Market Street locations;

Dine Out
Feel good about eating out with your family at these area restaurants that present a sustainable décor and use local ingredients, recycled packaging and more.

Spiral Diner and Bakery
Fort Worth, 817/332-8834;
Park Restaurant, Bar and Garden
Dallas, 214/824-3343;
Bolsa Market, Café and Wine Bar
Dallas, 214/367-9367;
Dallas, 214/521-0295;