Monday, November 26, 2012
More than a dozen DFW companies honored for being green
Because it ain't easy being green.
The Dallas-Fort Worth green community came out to celebrate North Texas’ green entrepreneurs when Green Source DFW hosted its 2012 Best Green Business awards on Thursday, November 13 at The People’s Last Stand in Dallas. About 50 people attended the event, which included drinks and hors d’oeuvres served by the Mockingbird Station bistro. Awards were presented by Green Source DFW Editor Phillip Shinoda.
Phillip Collins, executive director of the Memnosyne Foundation, the nonprofit organization that created Green Source DFW, addressed the eco-conscious crowd. He applauded all of the entries in the competition and praised them for promoting green living in DFW. “You are all winners,” he said.
Shinoda said the reader’s choice contest drew hundreds of votes from across North Texas. Echoing Collins, Shinoda thanked all of the contestants for being leaders in the community and for making it easier for others to adopt an environmentally friendly lifestyle. “Thanks for all you do,” he said.
The winners for the Best Green Businesses Awards were as follows:
Best Green Food Store
- First - The Green Spot Market and Fuels, Dallas
- Second - Sprouts Farmer Market (Marsh Lane Location), Dallas
- Third - The Sunflower Shoppe, Fort Worth
Best Green Retail
- First - Green Lotus Spa & Retreat, Dallas
- Second - The Greener Good, Fort Worth
- Third - Green Living, Dallas
Best Green Restaurant
- First - Spiral Diner, Fort Worth and Dallas
- Second - Snappy Salads, Dallas
- Third - Liberty Burger, Dallas
Best Green Garden Center
- First - Redenta's, Arlington and Dallas
- Second - Rohde's Nursery and Garden Center, Dallas
- Third - Weston Gardens in Bloom, Fort Worth
Best Resale Clothing
- First - Plato's Closet (Lake Highlands location), Dallas
- Second - Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.
- Third - Zola's Everyday Vintage, Dallas
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