Texas’ Energy Future: Clean Power and Green Jobs Conference and Lobby Day (2/2009)
Posted by youngsierrans on January 9, 2009
Mark your calendars to join TX-based environmental and conservation organizations during the 2009 Texas Legislative Session as we participate in the two-day Texas’ Energy Future: Clean Power and Green Jobs Conference and Lobby Day in Austin, TX. We will be trained on clean energy priorities for TX and have the opportunity to meet to discuss this these topics with our respective legislators and their staff. The conference will include a variety of speakers, including Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy.
Date: February 17th (evening-training) & 18th (all day-conf./lobbying), 2009
Where: Texas State Capitol Auditorium – 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, 78701 (map)
Transportation: There will probably be some ride-sharing or bus transportation arranged for participants originating from the North Texas/DFW area. Stay tuned for more details.
To Register: Sign-up online here. * Please notify Peter if you’re a participating Dallas Young Sierran (so we can meet up) and if you’re interested in going down early on the 17th and doing some Austin area day hiking.
Questions: Contact Peter (youngsierrans[at]dallassierraclub.org) or Ann Drumm (anndrumm[at]swbell.net).
* Consider joining the Lone Star Chapter Sierra Club Action Alert distribution, which sends out periodic emails highlighting environmental issues on which we should communicate with our legislators.
* Informative videos (topics: legislative agenda, visiting your legislator) can be found on the chapter’s website.
* Links to details of the Lone Star Chapter 2009 Legislative Agenda can be found here: 12 Step Plan for Meeting TX Energy Needs (and is good for our climate) and the Nov-08 Legislative Workshop Presentations.