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October, 2011: San Antonio — Presentation from UTSA’s Sustainable Business Program

Our San Antonio event for September, 2011 featured a presentation from the UTSA Institute for Economic Development’s Sustainable Business Program.  The presentation on “Sustainable Business in San Antonio’s Growing Green Economy” covered ways small businesses can take advantage of the program’s no-cost services which include: • Understanding disaster resiliency • Environmentally responsible purchasing • Green product innovation and commercialization […]

October, 2011: Austin — Presentation from City of Austin Sustainability Office at House & Earth

Our Austin event for October, 2011 was hosted by House and Earth, Austin’s environmentally friendly retail building supplies store.  The city’s new Office of Sustainability unveiled their new Green Business Leaders Program, a comprehensive action and recognition program for Austin businesses.  A wide range of local business owners and advocates gave great feedback.  We did our TGN […]

September 2011: San Antonio — Sink-in to Solar with Lanny Sinkin of Solar San Antonio

Our San Antonio chapter event for September 2011 was hosted by Lion and Rose British Restaurant and featured our Sink-in to Solar presentation by guest speaker, Lanny Sinkin of Solar San Antonio. Lanny Sinkin is the Executive Director of Solar San Antonio, an organization his father, Bill Sinkin, founder and Chairman, established eleven years ago. […]

September 2011: Austin — Water Issues & Surviving Texas Drought

As of September, 2011, we have been in one of the worst droughts in Texas history.  Texas has been hot and dry.  So dry that water issues are some of the “hottest” we are facing right now. Our Austin September 2011 event was hosted by the Texas Music Museum with a panel discussion on coping with the […]

August 2011: Austin — Texas Green Network 50th Event Celebration

In August, 2011, The Texas Green Network celebrated our 50th Event with a special evening at the Barr Mansion. Kathie Tovo, Austin City Council Member, and Tom “Smitty” Smith, Texas Director of Public Citizen joined us as guest speakers.  Kathie gave and informative city update and Smitty gave an inspring speech, rallying around the efforts […]

August 2011: San Antonio — Summer Celebration at The Cove

The Texas Green Network San Antonio Chapter enjoyed a “Summer Celebration” happy hour at The Cove for our August event. The Cove is a wonderful example of how a part of the city can be refurbished into something much greater than its original part. Owned by Sam and LIsa Asvestas, their platform/motto Eat Well! Live […]

July 2011: San Antonio — Energizing San Antonio with Renewable Energy Technology

TGN San Antonio’s July, 2011 Green Networking Event was hosted by Sushihana.  Paula Miles of CPS Energy joined our San Antonio Chapter with a presentation on Energizing San Antonio with Renewable Energy Technology. Paula Miles is the Director of Energy Research and Technology Initiatives for CPS Energy. Under her guidance, CPS Energy researches and pilots “game-changing” […]

July 2011: Austin at Austin Energy, Zero Waste Panel Discussion

Austin Energy hosted our July, 2011 Austin event with a panel discussion on Zero Waste, how you can achieve Zero Waste and how the City can get there with your help!  Our panel consisted of: Melanie McAfee •Owner at Barr Mansion •Member at City of Austin Sustainable Food Policy Board Brandi Clark Burton •Founder & Chief […]

June 2011: Austin at Morsco Solar

For June 2011, Morsco Solar hosted and sponsored networking event with fabulous food and beverages.  We focused on a new “Teams of 6” activity and followed up with our usual open mike. About “Teams of 6”:  Many people find large networking events an opportunity to SEE lots of people but actually meet or get to know […]

June 2011: San Antonio Mixing it Up at The Cove

For June 2011, our San Antonio Chapter held a celebration of the summer sun, good friends and great food for our bi-annual mixer at The Cove Restaurant. It was a great networking opportunity for green business owners, San Antonio’s green leaders and The Cove while enjoying sustainable, organic and local foods. Did you know? Going green helps […]