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Environmental Stewardship Roundtable

Austin, Texas
April 19, 2010

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Lower Colorado River Authority Red Bud Center
3601 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin, TX  78703(map)


The Environmental Stewardship Roundtable brings together environmental leaders from business, government, academia and local communities to share learning about innovative sustainability practices. The second in a series, key recommendations from regional roundtable participants will be presented to national policy makers.

Sessions are designed to promote a fresh and innovative set of policies, programs and actions to address environmental, energy and economic challenges of this century.   Entrepreneurs, industry, government, university and community leaders will explore ways to improve the economy through superior environmental performance.   Attendees will participate in a national effort to retool our sustainability, resource management and energy strategies. 
REGISTRATION/WEBINAR ACCESS: Go to to register. The Roundtable registration fee of $50 includes lunch. Student scholarships are available.  Webinar Registration is $25.

To Access the Webinar:

  1. Audio: Call 877-531-0114; meeting room number is *1576220* - be sure
    to hit the "*" key before AND after the room number
  2. Open this link in your browser:. to view slideshows.

Problems? MSWG staff will be monitoring the webinar. If you are unable to connect please send an email to or call 603-496-1843.


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Monday April 19, 2010

8:00 – 8:45      Opening Welcome

  • Dr. Bob Stephens, MSWG
  • Thomas Vinson-Peng - Region 6 P2 Roundtable
  • Brandi Clark - Austin Eco Network

845 – 10:15     Zero Waste
Moderator: Denise Rayborn, MSWG

    • Stacy Guidry, Texas Campaign for the Environment
    • Sarah Gibson, Dell
    • Jim Hall, Waste Management
    • Andrew Mangan, US Business Council for Sustainable Development

10:15 – 10:30  LCRA’s Red Bud Building

10:30- 10:45   Break

10:45 – 12:15  Energy, Economy and Environment            
Moderator: Thomas Vinson-Peng, Zero Waste Network

    • Natalie Marquis, Texas Solar Energy Society
    • Colin Rowan, Pecan Street Project
    • Reagan Noll, Clean Energy
    • Mike Frisch, 1 House at a Time

12:15 – 1:15    Lunch

1:30 – 2:00  Community and Environment  - E. Susan Roothaan, Nurtured World

2:00 – 2:30 Break

2:30 – 4:00 Water Resources
Moderator: Rosanne Quevedo, URS San Jose

    • Daryl Slusher, City of Austin Water Conservation
    • Stacy Pandey, Lower Colorado River Authority Water Conservation Program
    • Dr. Jim Riley, University of Arizona
    • Edward Quevedo, Paladin Law Group ® LLP

4:00 – 4:45       Group Discussion

4:45 - 5:00      Conclusion

Related Events

Sunday April 18, 2010


8:00 Bat Reception : A sunset reception on Lady Bird Lake will feature local organic hors d'oeuvres, Milago Condos, 6 pm – 9 pm, Sunday, April 18, 2010,   To attend you must be registered, there is limited space. Please RSVP to
8:00 – 10:00  Live Music Event:  MSWG and Roundtable invite Austinites to join them at the Cedar Street Courtyard and Peche’ for live music and deep talk.

Monday April 19, 2010

6:00 – 8:00   Green Drinks Happy Hour  - Hotel San Jose -
8:00 – 10:00  Dinner at Guerros -
10:00 –Continental Club (Dale Watson) - (be sure to have $5-20 for cover and shared tabs)

Tuesday April 20, 2010

9:00- 11:45 P2 Roundtable – French Legation Museum, Carriage House (802 San Marcos Street)
8:00 – 11:45 MSWG  White Paper workgroup – Habitat Suites

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch – P2 Roundtable and 1House will have a lunch on the Buenos Aires Café (1201 East 6th) - All are welcome!

1:00 – 5:00 Home Weatherization Project – 1House at a time and Nurtured World will be guiding a community project to upgrade a low-income home for energy and water efficiency.  You must pre-register and clear a background check to participate.  Contact Martina Gehrke for more information .  See: for more information and to download forms.

Other Information

LODGING: Habitat Suites, 500 East Highland Mall Blvd., Austin, TX  78752, (512) 467-6000 or (800) 535-4663. One bedroom suites are $115. Transportation to the Roundtable is provided from Habitat Suites.

SPONSORSHIPS: MSWG in a non-profit organization and welcomes sponsorships for its roundtable events. Please contact Nancy Girard, MSWG Executive Director for sponsorship opportunities at or 603-267-6558.

TRANSPORTATION: Out of town attendees staying at Habitat will have transportaion provided to and from most events, including the conference, reception, Monday Dinner and Tuesday Roundtable at the French Legation.   Some other rides may be provided by volunteers with advanced notice.   Ground transportation from the Airport can be found at:


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