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Sierra Club Monthly Program: Travis County Current Events

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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September 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Who's Hosting This Event?

Sierra Club Austin Group
Who We Are:

The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club is a volunteer organization of over 5000 members. We’ve been an integral part of the Austin scene since 1968.

Our goal is to ensure that the Austin area remains a healthy, vibrant, place to live. We believe that the health of the human world is inextricably linked to the health of the natural world, and we offer a wide variety of activities and volunteer opportunities to support our goal.

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Travis County

Hosted by the Sierra Club –

Happy Hour /food and beverages (http://www.scholzgarten.com/): 6-7 pm

Socializing and informal discussions on current events: 6-7 pm

Announcements and program begin at 7 pm

PROGRAM: Travis County current events, with Brigid Shea, County Commissioner

Brigid Shea came to Austin in 1988 to start the Texas chapter of Clean Water Action. Prior to that she had been an award-winning journalist at NPR stations in Minnesota and Philadelphia. In Austin, she was a leader in the Save Our Springs movement of 1992, which resulted in Austin’s historic SOS law to save Barton Springs. Shea served on the Austin City Council from 1993 to 1996, where she championed consumer, electoral, and environmental reforms. She has been an advisor to the LCRA, Seton Hospital, and the City of Austin. Her carbon-reduction work won the TCEQ Environmental Excellence award in 2010.

In 2014 Brigid was elected to the Travis County Commission’s Court. Currently she serves on CAMPO (Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization), the national board of Clean Water Action, and previously served on the Austin Chamber of Commerce Clean Energy Council. Brigid is is a native of North Dakota. She is married to John Umphress, a Green Building specialist with Austin Energy, and they have two sons.

Consider biking, carpooling, or taking Cap Metro (http://www.capmetro.org/planner) to the meeting. Free parking is available after 6pm on San Jacinto and nearby streets.


Scholz Garten
1607 San Jacinto Blvd.
Austin, TX United States
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