Get SEEN in Austin—SOLAR ENERGY ENTREPRENEUR NETWORK

Posted on July 7, 2008. Filed under: -- Austin Related, -- Energy/Being GREEN, -- What MOLLY's Up To | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


By Molly Greaves

I recently found this group and now I’m happily going to attend as many events as possible in the future.  It’s a great resources for local Austinites, and I even met some folks from down in San Antonio.  Nice.

Austin
Solar
Energy
Entrepreneurs
Network

Meet and discuss opportunities for starting and growing business in Central Texas in the Solar Energy Industry.

 

Vision: To establish Central Texas as a leading center of Solar Innovation

Purpose: Provide networking opportunities for professionals to generate and attract Solar Energy businesses to Central Texas.

Who should attend?

  • Entrepreneurs who are starting, or looking to start a solar-based business
  • Investors looking to invest in the fast growing solar industry
  • Technologists looking to share ideas for new products or services
  • Employers in the solar field looking to hire people
  • People looking to join solar startups
  • Attorneys, Bankers and service providers interested in growing with the solar industry

 

Solar energy, including photovoltaics, solar thermal, or concentrated solar power, is growing at a
rate of over 30% per year and is forecast to be a $70B+ industry by 2012. Central Texas is well
positioned to become one of the nation’s leading centers of innovation for this exciting and
important technology. With resources like Austin Energy, the Clean Energy Incubator, the
University of Texas, and a strong base of venture capital and entrepreneurial talent, Austin can,
and should, compete with other areas in establishing or attracting solar energy startups. It takes
individuals and investors like you with a passion for renewable energy and a willingness to get
involved in starting and growing new companies to make it happen. We welcome you to join us,
network to find people with similar goals, or just be SEEN with solar entrepreneurs.
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Doing YOUR Part To “Go Green…” And Then Some…

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Austin Related, -- Energy/Being GREEN, -- Volunteering, . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , , , , |


 

Do you remember The Movie, Uncle Buck? Remember the part when someone tells him his car is on-fire?

Do you still see people with their cars “on fire?”

Call this number to Report Smoking Vehicles. The car needs to be put to rest for our environment’s sake. Wouldn’t you agree?

800-453-SMOG (7664)

It’s one small step to reducing our carbon footprint.

http://www.smokingvehicle.org

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Top 10 Environmental Issues

Posted on July 6, 2008. Filed under: -- Book Summaries, -- Energy/Being GREEN, -- How YOU Can Help!!, -- Top 10..., . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , , , |


By Molly Greaves

Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston are the authors of this new book Green to Gold, which I started andfinished today.  Here’s what they claim are the Top 10 Environmental Issues facing us today:

1. Climate Change

2. Energy

3. Water

4. Biodiversity and Land Use

5. Chemicals, Toxics and Heavy Metals

6. Air Pollution

7. Waste Management 

8. Ozone Layer Depletion

9.  Oceans and Fisheries

10. Deforestation

 

It’s a good read so check it out!

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HAVE YOU EVER MEASURED YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT? Calculate your electricity CO2 print, your car’s CO2 print, and if you want to be really ambitious, you can even calculate your “flying footprint” measuring your trips that you take via air!

Posted on June 30, 2008. Filed under: -- Energy/Being GREEN, -- Uncategorized, -- What MOLLY's Up To, . More Resources For YOU! | Tags: , , , , , , |


By Molly Malone

Originally from Vermont–The Green Mountain State–and having lived there 18 long years as a kid, I have always known about Green Mountain Energy since I can remember. Green Mountain Energy  also now has an office right here in Austin, Texas, so I find myself checking their website frequently to see what’s up. 

They have a GREAT website and have an AWESOME carbon calculator, available to you and me for FREE. It takes about 5 seconds to use and it’s super simple—just grab your electric bill or check the milage of your car to get started. If you really want to be ambitious, you can even track your “flying footprint” measuring your trips that you take via air!

Enjoy!

http://www.begreennow.com/calculator or click the GREEN button thing above. 

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