Greener BeeGreen LivingDallas’ Trammell S. Crow honored in Los Angeles for his green streak

He co-founded Texas Business for Clean Air and Texans for Clean Water and serves on the boards of Million Acre Pledge and the American Renewable Energy Institute. Crow is also on the advisory boards of Environmental Defense Fund Texas and Texas Land Conservancy, among other civic commitments.

On Sept. 26, Crow hosted an event at Old Parkland for Force Blue, a new nonprofit based in Katonah, N.Y., that trains former combat divers and special operations veterans to preserve and protect coral reefs.

Linz nominations open

The Dallas Morning News and Zales Jewelers are looking for an extraordinary individual or couple deserving of the 88th annual Linz Award.

Do you know someone worthy of Dallas’ highest honor for community and humanitarian efforts?

Find the nomination form and rules at Proposals must be submitted by Nov. 1.

A panel of civic and business leaders will select the winner, and the prize will be presented March 8 at the Linz Award Luncheon organized by the Junior League of Dallas.

Past honorees include H. Ross Perot, Caren Prothro, Ray Hunt, Deedie Rose, Forrest Hoglund, Sheila and Jody Grant, and Debbie Branson.

DIFFA’s Burgers Burgundy

Supporters of the Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS Dallas, better known as DIFFA Dallas, will meet Friday evening on the Ron Kirk Bridge for Burgers Burgundy, a festival-style fundraiser of gourmet bites, music and art.

John Tesar will be among the chefs dishing their favorite sliders and wine pairings for the charity, which helps people with HIV and AIDS. There will also be an auction of doghouses crafted by local designers and architects.

Aileen Roach chairs the fundraiser with honorary chair Simona Beal.

In August, the organization distributed $560,000 among 21 area service organizations and DIFFA’s national fund.

To buy $150 tickets, visit or call 214-748-8580.


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