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Texas’ Energy Future: Clean Power and Green Jobs Conference and Lobby Day (2/2009)

Posted by youngsierrans on January 9, 2009

texas-state-capitolMark 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).

More Info:

* 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.

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3 Responses to “Texas’ Energy Future: Clean Power and Green Jobs Conference and Lobby Day (2/2009)”

  1. I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  2. Richard said

    I am looking to work for a company that is going green. Do you know what company would be a good company to work for?

    • Peter said

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for the comment. It’s my opinion that most companies are trying to incorporate some level of sustainability these days. Whether their intentions are based on corporate social responsibility, simply trying to remain competitive or hoping to profit from a “fad,” I would recommend you search based on your professional and marketable skill set. From there I’d think you’d be able to create a subset of companies which you can filter based on many sustainable attributes (is the company an industry leader on any sustainable issue you’re particularly passionate about, do you see opportunity for helping a lesser green company create a sustainability plan). In my experience, some companies are more transparent and easier to research. Regardless, in the near future, sustainable or green business practices will be the way we conduct business, not simply a short-term business differentiator.

      I hope this perspective helps in some way. I can’t recommend any particular company since I think it’s such a personal decision. But through research and alignment of those findings with your interests, I think you’ll find a better fit with a company in this evolving economy. Keep me updated on your findings and I’ll do what I can to assist.

      Peter

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