(Tickets include live entertainment, all food and beverages)
Co-Hosted by: Texas Green Network, Austin Eco Network, Public Citizen, Design Build Live, USGBC-Central Texas Chapter, Center for Maximum Potential, Texas League of Conservation Voters, Austin Creative Reuse & Austin Zero Waste Alliance
For five years running, Austin environmentalists have come together for holiday cheer at our Austin Green Holiday Party, a great chance for “cross-pollination” among local environmental orgs. This year, nine organizations are participating as co-hosts.
Continuing with our Caribbean dance theme, music will feature Austin’s Tribal Nation along with some “magical” and “comical” entertainment surprises. Join us for a unifying holiday rally to kick off 2013!
About the Co-Hosts
Texas Green Network: www.texasgreennetwork.org
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. We are known for our fun and engaging events, including Austin Earth Day Festival.
Public Citizen: www.texasvox.org
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: http://www.austineconetwork.com/
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: www.designbuildlive.org
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: www.tlcv.org
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.
USGBC Central Texas Chapter: www.usgbc-centraltexas.org
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: http://www.cmpbs.org
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.