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Anna Clark
Anna Clark is president of EarthPeople and author of Green, American Style. She lives in one of the first residences in Dallas to earn a Platinum-LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Entries by Anna Clark

How Moms Are Teaming Up for Mother Earth

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 11:44 AM

Mother's Day celebrates the contribution that women make to their families, but what about the contribution that moms are making to Mother Earth? I recently moderated the "Moms Making a Difference" panel at Earth Day Texas, the world's largest Earth Day event. My conversation with four national climate...

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Killing Ed: The Film That Texas Doesn't Want You to See

(1) Comments | Posted March 25, 2016 | 2:29 PM

A new documentary on the Gülen Movement, a mysterious Islamic group operating charter schools throughout the US, premieres today and runs through March 31st at the Cinema Village Theatre in NYC. A pre-release screening earlier this month with translation into Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese drew a diverse crowd of 980...

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Will Tesla's New S3X Symbol Take Us to Paradise?

(6) Comments | Posted March 21, 2016 | 12:27 PM

Starting on March 31st, green luxury is about to get more accessible with the unveiling of the long-awaited Tesla Model 3. Could this be the one I've been waiting for my whole life?

My '98 Four Runner has been good to me, but the time is drawing nigh...

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The Joy of Tennis

(0) Comments | Posted January 18, 2016 | 9:00 AM

Focus on Joy. That's what I told myself as I held my racquet, getting ready to return her serve. Dr. Joy Macci, tennis pro turned executive coach, is a Chris Evert on the tennis court and a Tony Robbins on the corporate stage. When I met her last year, Joy...

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French-American Climate Talks on Texan Soil

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2015 | 4:29 PM

As the world mourns the victims of the terrorist attacks that took place last Friday in Paris, plans for the upcoming United Nations COP21 climate talks have shifted into crisis mode. The disaster will not stop the event from going on, but the atrocity underscores the need for...

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Spiraling Into Control: How Women Help Companies Compete

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2015 | 7:38 AM

Nine years into my consulting practice, I made the bold move to take on a business partner. This person excels at what he does and his expertise in building brands complemented my passion for building up people. Had he not taken a dream offer from a multi-national company, we might...

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Texas Bans Shark Fin Trade: A Red State's Stand for Endangered Species

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 2:47 PM

Last month, Governor Greg Abbott signed H.B. 1579 into law, making Texas the 10th state, and the first red state, to prohibit the sale, trade, purchase and transportation of shark fins. The law that grew out of a bill introduced by Rep. Eddie Lucio III, D-District 38, ensures that Texas...

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Out of Argentina

(3) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 10:39 AM

At 22, I thought a career in diplomacy would be my way to make a mark on the world. Propelled by vague dreams of joining the foreign service, I moved back in with my parents to save up and spent the next year planning my trip. Then at 23, I...

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Smart Growth Takes Root in the Middle East

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 9:51 AM

As jihadists continue their quest for transcendence through violence, the media promulgate the Western perception that discord reigns in the Middle East. But as I discovered on my first trip to the region, I needn't have worried over political unrest in Dubai, where more than two million people and 200...

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What Creatives Can Learn from Impressionists

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2015 | 12:50 PM

Special exhibition "Faces of Impressionism: Portraits of the Musee D'Orsay" is in its final week at the Kimbell Art Museum. Exploring French portraiture and sculpture from the late 1850s until the first years of the 20th century, the 74 portraits from the d'Orsay reflect the origins and flowering...

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What Holds Women Back From the Boardroom

(3) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 5:07 PM

There they were at the awards ceremony, talking like old chums at a table ten feet away: the 43rd president of the United States, the founder of EDS and the CEO of Exxon Mobil. Seated shoulder-to-shoulder, the trio loomed like a phalanx primed to defend the rich and the powerful....

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How Pattern Recognition Gives You an Edge

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Apollo, favorite son of Zeus, was the Greek god of light and music. In Hellenistic times, Apollo became identified with Helios, god of the sun, who pulled the sun across the sky each day with his golden chariot. We can also credit Apollo with the philosophical concept of the golden...

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The Joy of DIY

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 12:48 PM

First came the Great Recession. Then came the Great Automation. Now we have a growing population of underemployed and disempowered, yet curious, capable and conscious people in need of an outlet. What are we going to do with them?

Teach them to make quirky new gadgets out...

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Are Humans Inducing Epidemic Outbreaks?

(1) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 6:27 PM

When the Ebola virus first hits you, it starts with a headache. But with horrifying haste, it sets in like a stroke. Blood vessels break and intestines split open, turning internal organs into a toxic soup. Death comes in convulsions as the body crashes and bleeds out.

To paraphrase...

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Throwing a Wrench in the Climate Denial Machine

(3) Comments | Posted June 28, 2014 | 4:53 PM

The retina of any sighted person can detect a flicker of flame or the glow of a TV screen. But when light rises above 780 nanometers or falls below 380 nm along the electromagnetic spectrum, it becomes imperceptible to the naked eye -- and potentially dangerous with enough intensity. Unfiltered...

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The Inner Beauty of Trees

(4) Comments | Posted May 27, 2014 | 2:34 PM

For many, the sight of swaying palm trees invokes fantasies of sailboats, salty breezes, tangy cocktails and Jimmy Buffett. In a typical tropical dreamscape, palm trees are romantic, if non-essential ornaments. But to coastal dwellers in the developing world, the palm tree's beauty is more than skin deep. Indonesians, for...

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Is Motherhood Sustainable? 4 Ways to Stop the Bleeding

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2014 | 5:52 PM

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" My not-so-clever icebreaker was met with a look of piercing disdain from the audience of 17-year olds. Ummm, okay. Until that moment, I had been excited about serving as a career mentor for this prestigious boarding school. But these girls...

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Sustaining 'Fashion Revolution Day' After the Party Dies

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 11:08 AM

On any given day, wearing your t-shirt inside-out is just sloppy -- unless that day was yesterday, in which case it may have been emblematic of your elevated social consciousness. On the inaugural Fashion Revolution Day, thousands of people around the world turned their clothes inside-out in a...

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Noah: Not Your Garden-Variety Religious Response

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 3:12 PM

If you want the nursery version of Noah's Ark, the one with smiling elephants hanging out the windows of a big ship, don't see "Noah." A homicidal hero, a twisted timeline, and the subplot of a vengeful son in want of a wife are a few places where this film...

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What We're Concealing With Our Consumption

(0) Comments | Posted March 11, 2014 | 12:25 PM

One third of coral reefs, a third of sharks, a quarter of all mammals, a fifth of all reptiles and a sixth of all birds are headed toward oblivion, according to New York Times contributor Elizabeth Kolbert's new book The Sixth Extinction. Unlike the natural forces behind the...

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