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LEED AP NC 2.2 exam study groups hosted by USGBC chapter

From: Effie Brunson

The US Green Building Council Central Texas – Balcones chapter is hosting
LEED NC 2.2 AP exam study groups with DPR Construction. Each group will
meet 4 hours per day, for five consecutive weekdays. A local subject matter
expert will be present to lead the group through a presentation of each
credit, discussing intent and strategies, and to answer any questions
participants may have. All credits and the testing process will be


– *Monday, May 11, 2009 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM*****

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Business Development Manager–Carbon Clear job posting

Dear Friends,

Carbon Clear, a new green company in Austin, is looking to fill the
position of Business Development Manager. Note, the closing date is May 20,

Looking very forward to hearing from interested and qualified applicants!


The Carbon Clear Team

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Windsor Park Community Garden FENCE-A-THON

From: antoinette marie


Over the next three weeks, Windsor Park Community Garden will be collecting
recycled materials to fill in the frames of our fence. We are seeking
donations of materials (see list below).

Here is what the frames look like: They are about 5.5 feet wide by 3.5 feet
[image: aa]

Here is a frame that is partially filled in (with woven venetian blinds)
[image: aa]

And here is one that is completed but has not yet been installed

[image: aa]

Some ideas we have for “fill” are:

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Help Johnson’s Backyard Garden Harvest Potatoes

Come help Johnson’s Backyard Garden harvest potatoes this Saturday, May
9th or next Wednesday May 13th from 8am to 1pm! We grow a wide
assortment of organic vegetables, herbs and flowers for our community
supported agriculture (CSA) and certified organic farm. The CSA concept
is based on the model that customers/shareholders invest in the farm and
share in the harvest over the course of the season.

In exchange for your help, you’ll receive a share of our farm’s freshly
harvested organic vegetables. This week, we are planning on including

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Upcoming Workshops – Sustainable Food Center

Upcoming Workshops through Sustainable Food Center

Workshops are free unless otherwise indicated. Registration is required –
call 236-0074 x105 or email jess at To find out
about more events, go to

Learning the Medicine Wheel
Saturday, May 9, 10am-1pm
Alma de Mujer Center, 13621 FM 2769

Come out to Alma de Mujer and learn about the Nahui Ollin Medicine Wheel
garden, both its concept and its use. We will discuss traditional approaches

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