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4th Annual Austin Green Holiday Party!

Thursday, December 15th  6:00pm-10:00pm
Barr Mansion
10463 Sprinkle Road, Austin, TX 78754
www.barrmansion.com
$25 Advance Tickets (Pre-Registration through Noon on 12/15, $30 at Door.)  Register HERE 
(Live Music, Food, Desert, Beer, Wine, Cocktails, Tea & Natural Sodas Included w/Ticket)

Co-Hosted by:
Texas Green NetworkPublic CitizenDesign Build LiveAustin Eco NetworkTexas League of Conservation VotersTexas Campaign for the Environment FundUSGBC Central Texas-Balcones ChapterCenter for Maximum Potential Building Systems

With Live music by local Austin reggae band Don Chani!

Join us at the beautiful Barr Mansion for an evening of green holiday cheer with friends from some of Central Texas finest hard-working environmental organizations.  Enjoy live reggae music by Don Chani, gourmet pizza & Asian foods, deserts, beer, wine, cocktails, teas and natural sodas (included with your ticket).  Our organizations come together again to celebrate the holidays, bring our groups closer together, network and prepare for a unified and productive 2012.

Sponsored by:
Barr MansionMe So HungryNew Belgium Brewing • Paula’s Texas Spirits Maine Root SodasSESA TeaTheo Chocolate

foodsmartyMary Louise Butter’s BrowniesEl MilagroGreater Texas Water

 

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About our Co-Hosts:

Texas Green Network:


www.texasgreennetwork.org
The Texas Green Network is the first Green Business Chamber of Commerce in Texas, a unique hybrid that combines an environmental organization and a modern Chamber of Commerce.  Founded in January, 2008, TGN provides a diverse connecting point for a wide variety of businesses, environmental organizations, government programs and individuals.

Public Citizen:


www.texasvox.org
By promoting cleaner energy, cleaner government, cleaner cars and cleaner air for all Texans, we hope to provide for a healthy place to live and prosper.  We are Public Citizen.

Austin EcoNetwork:


http://www.austineconetwork.com/
Helping Austinites lead the way as stewards of the planet’s resources, creating healthy home and work environments and contributing to a thriving local economy.

Design Build Live:


www.designbuildlive.org
Design~Build~Live exists to share, practice, promote and nurture natural building and sustainable living. DBL was created by and for those who desire to live full, joyful lives that support the human spirit and honor the Earth and all her beings. We seek to design and build our homes, buildings, landscapes and entire lives thoughtfully, respectfully and beautifully. Among our offerings are monthly presentations, classes, hands-on workshops, and special educational events.

Texas League of Conservation Voters:


www.tlcv.org
The Texas League of Conservation Voters works to preserve and enhance the quality of life of Texans by making conservation a top priority with Texas elected officials, political candidates and voters. When we succeed, all conservation groups and issues benefit.

Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund:
 

www.texasenvironment.org/fund
TCE Fund’s primary mission is to empower people to protect the public health through a cleaner environment and promote increased access to the governmental policy-making process so that people and community groups can help shape the decisions that affect their lives.

USGBC Central Texas Chapter:

 

www.usgbc-centraltexas.org
The U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas – Balcones chapter (USGBC CT-B) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to accelerating the adoption of sustainable building and land development practices in Central and South Texas through education, advocacy and partnerships.  Founded in 2003, USGBC CT-B has over 500 members comprising building and associated industry professionals from Austin, San Antonio, Waco, the Rio Grande Valley and the surrounding 72 counties.  The Chapter’s role is to advocate for the use of high performance and sustainable development practices to local, regional and state government, educational institutions, those involved in the residential and commercial construction, development and realty sectors, and others who might influence the implementation of these practices.  The Chapter hosts LEED Green Building Rating System workshops and study groups; holds educational sessions on sustainable technologies and applications, and offers networking events for the region’s green-building professionals.

Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems:


 

The Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, established in 1975, is a non-profit education, research, and demonstration organization specializing in life cycle planning and design. We undertake projects based on their potential contribution to site, regional and global sustainability and human health, and actively pursue collaborations with associate organizations, businesses and professional firms.

Projects emphasize regional contexts as bases for responsible resource use relative to materials, energy, water, waste, food, and meaningful employment. Our expertise is accessible through green planning and design services, conference presentations, public lectures, and published papers.

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