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May 2011: Austin at Barr Mansion with Design Build Live

In May, 2011, the Barr Mansion hosted our joint event with Design Build Live.  The Barr Mansion has been a great partner to the environmental community and we all suffered a great loss when their wonderful event facility burned down last year.  This event marked the return of our friends at Barr Mansion for the […]

April 2011: San Antonio at Holiday Inn with Larry Zinn

Our April, 2011 San Antonio networking event was Hosted & Sponsored by: Holiday Inn San Antonio International Airport. Larry Zinn, chairman of Mayor Castro’s Green Jobs Leadership Council, gave attendees an update on Mission Verde. Mission Verde is San Antonio’s plan to build a 21st Century economy around green technologies and initiatives that improve energy efficiency, […]

March 2011: Austin at the Vortex with Lucia Athens

Lucia Athens, Austin’s Chief Sustainability Officer, spoke to Texas Green Network members and friends, responding to the letters that participants wrote to her at our February meeting.  Ms. Athens also talked about issues affecting Austin now and in the future, including transportation, energy usage and waste management. The Vortex hosted our Austin March event, providing […]

March 2011: San Antonio at green vegetarian cuisine & coffee

Mike Behrend, co-owner and chef at green vegetarian cuisine and coffee, spoke to attendees on “Sustainability in the Restaurant Industry.” The restaurant hosted us in their side garden courtyard and provided some healthy and delicious appetizers. green is the only 100% vegetarian restaurant in San Antonio, and it is also the way they do business. […]

February 2011: Austin at Austin Energy

In February of 2011, Austin Energy hosted our Austin event where we conducted one of our “Teams of 6″ networking activities, writing a “Letter to Lucia” with a unique opportunity to address our concerns to the Austin‘s new chief sustainability officer, Lucia Athens.  Ms. Athens will be reading our letters and addressing them at our March meeting. […]

February 2011: San Antonio at West Avenue Panchitos

West Avenue Panchitos hosted our February, 2011 event in San Antonio, providing delicious appetizers and quality networking before and after our speaker, Helene Segura. Going Green by Getting Organized — We’ve all heard the terms sustainability, disaster resiliency, and going green. You can’t put any of those into practice unless your office and business are […]

January 2011: Austin at Trifecta Bar & Restaurant

In January, 2011, Trifecta Bar & Restaurant hosted our Austin event, providing a great opportunity to check out a local hotspot and enjoy some great food and drink. We enjoyed fun free-style networking and our open mike.  Trifecta provided free non-alcoholic drinks and free appetizers including:  Beef Empanadas, Vegetarian Quesadilla Strips, Margherita Pizza Bites, and Chicken […]

January 2011: San Antonio at UTSA

The San Antonio Chapter of the Texas Green Network kicked off the New Year at the Downtown Campus of The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) for some quality networking and delicious appetizers from Green Vegetarian Restaurant (  We met the new local Board Members before settling in to hear John Facey speak on […]

2010 “Green” Holiday Party at Fiesta Gardens, Thursday, December 16th

Austin’s 3rd Annual “Green” Holiday Party Co-Hosted by: Texas Green Network • Public Citizen • SEED Coalition • Sierra Club • Design Build Live • Austin EcoNetwork • Solar Austin • Net Impact • Texas League of Conservation Voters • Physicians for Social Responsibility  (For more information about our Co-Hosts, click HERE.) Our 3rd Annual […]

November 2010: Austin, November Networking at House and Earth

Our November, 2010 Austin networking meeting was at House + Earth, a new green building materials retail store in Austin.  We had an opportunity to check out some of their leading green building products and learn what you can do to improve your home or office.  House + Earth focuses on interior finish-out i.e., cabinetry, […]