Here's the agenda for tomorrow's meeting of
Houston Climate Protection Alliance, 2:30 at
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 5200 Fannin at Southmore, room 202.
Agenda - Houston Climate Protection Alliance - Meeting #4 - 3/5/06
Email list: www.lists.riseup.net/www/info/ProtectHoustonsClimate
Blog: www.greenhoustonconnecton.com then navigate to forum
Co-facilitators: Louis C. Smith
and Deborah Rothschild rothschilddeb@...
Todays facilitator: Nan Hildreth NanHildreth@...
Introductions: Reporters first. What inspired
you to come to this meeting? Have you taken any
steps for climate protection?
· Our first press release, announcing that
we formed, was well received.
· Vote Tuesday and submit a resolution on
climate or alternative energy to your
precinct. 2 versions. How to etc on
Email me for the peak oil/alternative energy resolution.
· Sierra Club is looking for ways to work
with the Mayor on energy efficiency, renewable energy.
· David Bowers has submitted the Mayors
Climate Protection Agreement to Galvestons Mayor
· Please sign in
· Good movies available to borrow. If you
do a house party or other public showing, I can
help promote it.
"The Power of Wind" 11 minutes, from American Wind Energy Association.
"Hot World, Cold Comfort" 30 min, PBS Now 12/30/05
"End of Suburbia" 118 minutes about the end of cheap oil copies here for sale
"Global Warming: The Signs and the Science" 1 hr from PBS. New
Kilowatt Ours 30 or 60 min. Charming on energy
efficiency & clean air. Doesnt talk about climate. www.kilowattours.org
· Flyers to put out about our meetings.
· Mayors - 208 mayors have signed the
Mayors Climate Protection Agreement including
Austin & New Orleans. Louis Smith has will send
a letter to the 136 mayors in the
Houston-Galveston Metro Area asking them to
sign. Who would like to help him?
· Texas Impact is helping found Texas
Interfaith Power and Light (TIPL), a faith based
energy saving organization which will sell
Renewable Energy Credits (REC). Texas Impact,
www.TexasImpact.com is an Austin based
organization of people of faith working for
justice. Ten states now have Interfaith Power
and Light organizations http://www.miipl.org/
TIPL will sell renewable energy credits
(RECs). When you buy wind electricity from
Green Mountain or Reliant or GEXA, you are buying
ordinary electricity and RECs. RECs can also
offset driving. Bee Moorehead of Texas Impact
is willing to give a public education event on
Global Warming in early May or June. Bee could
share the podium with Sierra and explain the
religious view of the issue, and Texas Interfaith
Power and Light, etc. Does anyone want to work on this?
· Does anyone want to help me put up a website?
· Several good folks expressed interest in
working on a KPFT program. To be sustainable, it
needs to be broader than just climate. This project needs a team leader.
· Houston Social Forum 4/29 & 30,
www.houstonsocialforum.org We may be able to do a
workshop, but definitely can do a table. Volunteer?
Nan Hildreth, Houston
3939 Luca St.
Houston, Tx 77021