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3268Re: [hreg] HREG Call to Action

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  • blj2@pdq.net
    Sep 1, 2005
      In past years, I was the person who tried to get folks from various
      environmental organizations to have booths at the "agency fairs" in the
      City of Houston's annual pledge drive. From experience, the one on Oct.
      12 would be a great one to showcase solar energy at work since it is an
      outdoor event. As that fair on Oct. 12 is usually at a facility near my
      house, I would be glad to staff an HREG booth at that one. Just let me
      know how I can get whatever I'll need.

      Bridget Jensen
      cell - 713-417-2056
      home - 713-524-1290
      email - blj2@...

      > I recently attended the joint American and International Solar Energy
      > Societies annual conference in Orlando. It was great! I highly
      > recommend it if you get the chance to attend. Next years are in Denver
      > and Beijing, respectively.
      > As I listened to one after the other of many notable speakers, I
      > realized that I should use climate change as more of an issue to push
      > for renewable energy (in addition to other pollution, energy imports,
      > domestic jobs, etc._) The science is sound and the potential
      > consequences of inaction are severe. The speakers were also unanimous
      > in their admonishment to keep up the good work spreading renewable
      > energy.
      > HREG will do just that at our next major event - our Renewable Energy
      > Tour in October - and in many other ways. But, we need volunteers to do
      > it! If you've been thinking about it, now is the time to get involved.
      > It doesn't have to be a big time commitment. There are things to do
      > like answering email, distributing flyers, etc.
      > Some of you have already volunteered to help with the Tour and you will
      > be contacted soon. I'll try to outline other specific jobs that need
      > doing in future emails but if you are brave enough to make an open ended
      > offer to help, please let me know.
      > Below are 2 specific opportunities to staff an HREG table; we especially
      > need someone for 2 hours on Sept. 14. I don't have the address yet, but
      > it would be some city building in Houston.
      > Thank you,
      > Mike Ewert/ HREG president
      > There are two agency fair opportunites in the City of Houston CMC
      > campaign:
      > 1. Health & Human Services Agency Fair
      > Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 11 - 1 p.m
      > 2. Right of Way and Fleet Maintenance Division Agency Fair
      > Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 8 a.m. - Noon.
      > Please consider having a booth at these important events. I realize
      > that for some of you, Houston is a bit of a drive, but these events will
      > give you the opportunity to get your message out to many City of Houston
      > employees. In fact, the Sept. 14 event will likely have over 700
      > attendees, and the Oct. 12 will have over 900 attendees. Each event will
      > have available one table and two chairs for tabletop displays.
      > If you would like to have a booth at either or both of these events,
      > please email me (michele@...) as soon as possible, and
      > I will contact the representatives from the CMC, then forward the
      > location information to you.
      > Thank you,
      > Michele L. Koch
      > Earth Share of Texas
      > South Texas/Gulf Coast Representative
      > 830-249-9499
      > 210-381-5112 cell
      > 'One Environment. One Simple Way to Care For it.'
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