Happy New Year from Houston Green Scene!
In this issue:
Green Resolutions 2010
Green Mixer – 01/15/10
Featured Event: Living Off the Land Dinner Series
Featured Effort: The Esperanza Project
Featured Business: Gurolla Reprographics
HGS Notes: 2009 was a Good Green Year!
Green Resolutions for 2010:
• Support the local economy by shopping independent business
• Eat fresh food frequently from the Farmers Markets
• Consume consciously and commit to increasing your awareness
• Lower your energy consumption and environmental impact
• Increase happiness by being of service and truly connecting
• Eat more veggies, less meat. Walk more. Laugh a lot.
• Learn something. Teach something. Then repeat.
Our next Green Mixer
Date: January 15, 2009 @ 5:30pm-7:30p
Place: Last Concert Cafe
Mix& mingle with the green-friendly, green-minded & green-curious.
Followed by Last Organic Outpost: Living Off the Land Dinner Series
FEATURED EVENT: Living Off the Land Dinner Series
Living Off the Land Dinner Series is a freshly prepared meal of seasonal, local pure goodness. Your dinner is prepared with food from Houston’s largest urban farm, the Last Organic Outpost, featuring creatively crafted recipes by Marcella Icet and skillfully prepared by the chefs at Last Concert Cafe. Plan to attend this series of dinners every 3rd Friday of the month.
Support the Farm: $20/person - proceeds go toward buying dirt and seed.
Click here for other Green events around town or to submit your own.
The Esperanza Project is many things at once: It’s an online newspaper, it’s a networking tool and it’s a digital media empowerment and networking project for a sustainable future. It’s about a journey, but it’s also about being deeply rooted in whatever corner of the planet you find yourself, and making it the best that it can be.
The Project began with an epic journey planned by travel writer Tracy L. Barnett for the entire year of 2010, beginning in Mexico in January and ending in Patagonia in December. The idea is to visit and document creative and resourceful sustainability projects throughout the Americas, sharing ideas and gleaning inspiration from those she meets along the way.
At the same time, she hopes to raise the visibility of these unsung heroes while sharing multimedia and social media networking skills and a forum on which to share their work and their ideas. And most importantly, as the word “Esperanza” implies, it’s a search for hope in dangerous times.
FEATURED BUSINESS: Gurrola Reprographics
Gurrola Reprographics is the most eco-friendly printer in Houston. This family owned and operated company that has consistently provided quality reprographic products and services to the Architectural, Engineering, Legal and Energy community of Houston, since 1969. Some of their eco-friendly products include bio-degradable banners, signs and printing on recycled paper. Gurrola was a sponsor of the Houston Green Fest and the Houston Green Guide. Consider them for your banner, sign and printing needs. Contact Pat: 713-861-4277
HGS Notes: Overview of 2009
Launched our new website (special thanks to Jakob of OpenAllOver.com)
Hosted a Slow Food USA: Time for Lunch Call to Action Campaign
Co-sponsored Houston’s First Green Fest (View video feature on Going Green with Yolanda Green)
Published the Houston Green Guide: Houston's Resource for local, green people, places and products, representing 51 local businesses and organizations
Participated in and supported over 25 events including:
National 350.org Climate Change Awareness peaceful demonstration
Houston Art Car Parade
Mother's for Clean Air's Earth Day Celebration
Our Daisies for Houston Membership Campaign resulted in:
Over 600 registered members on our website
More than 1500 new subscribers to our newsletter
We added 4 contributing writers to the website and 61 new Green Business Members!