IEN Sympostion: Energy Efficiency, May 1st 2012 7pm

April 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Joep in Events


 The Interfaith Environmental Network and its Energy Action Team invite you to its First Tuesday Symposium
at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church.

 This month, the topic is

Energy Efficiency!

 Exciting, eh?  Well, other than the fact that Energy Efficiency is:

  1. The fastest way to meet our energy needs,
  2. The most economical of all available energy resources,
  3. The lowest risk investment a congregation, or a utility can make,
  4. Available to all energy users (including you and your business),
  5. The best provider of LOCAL jobs and economic development,
  6. The kindest to the local and global environment,
  7. The PATH to and all-renewable, low carbon, sustainable future,
  8. The best energy investment in increasing our local self-reliance,

Why should I care about Energy Efficiency?

And anyway, what more could I possibly learn about becoming a powerful practitioner and PROMOTER of Energy Efficiency?

Well, partner, come and find out.  We’ll talk about some connections and opportunities you may find surprising (and challenging, but there’s help available for that).

And if you come and don’t find it intriguing and informative, with at least two new implementable ideas on “moving the [Energy Efficiency] ball up the field”, they you get ALL your money back.  Is that a sweet deal, or WHAT?

The Symposium will be visual and interactive, and orchestrated by Climate Buddies’ co-founder Bob Murray. He will set the stage for the stellar guests we have for you. Marc Richmond, a 20-year-green-building and conservation expert that has been at the basis of our renowned Austin Green Building program will be here (read his bio here). We will receive spiritual energy from Reverend Jim Rigby, Minister of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, and that he will provide the deep spiritual connection that underlies sustainable work on acting to achieve our positive carbon objectives and we will get inspiration from our fellow Austinites Dale and Pat Bulla  who are members of the IEN Energy Action Team, and exemplars for their personal actions in moving toward a positive carbon future: By their examples they demonstrate their deep understanding that the motivation – and rewards – for life’s most important decisions is way beyond just economics.

So start writing down your questions, and post the event to your calendars, Tuesday, May 1st, 7:00-8:30pm, at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (map available at

 For more information, contact Climate Buddies’co-founders Patty Stephens (
or Bob Murray (


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