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4th Annual Austin Green Holiday Party!

Our 4th Annual Austin Green Holiday Party was hosted by The Barr Mansion and 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

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

Live music by local Austin reggae band Don Chani!

Sponsored by:
Barr MansionMe So HungryPaula’s Texas Spirits Maine Root SodasSESA TeaTheo Chocolate

foodsmartyMary Louise Butter’s BrowniesEl Milagro



About our Co-Hosts:

Texas Green Network:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.