Posts Categorized: Miscellaneous

A Review of CleanTX’s Signature Event on Climate Change

We had a lot of fun on November 18th helping CleanTX put implement their final Signature Event of 2015: Climate Change–The Ultimate Market Driver. Over 100 members of the CleanTX community gathered at the Google Fiber space in downtown Austin for networking and presentations by representatives from The Environmental Defense Fund, Dell and the XPRIZE… Read more »

MobilityATX Town Hall Event – June 23 at Google Fiber

Last month, Green Fern Events helped produce another stellar and environmentally sustainable event for our progressive Austin Community. MobilityATX (produced by Glasshouse Policy, RideScout as well as other local partners) held its final town hall meeting at Google Fiber, Tuesday June 23 to discuss Austin’s transportation challenges. With close to 200 in attendance, the event was streamed… Read more »

Herbalismo 2013

Herbalismo, the first medicinal plant conference ever held in the state of Texas was one of Green Fern Events (GFE) signature events in 2013. The conference took place October 24-28, 2013 at the beautiful Flat Creek Crossings Ranch (FCCR) next to Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City.  The producers of Herbalismo (N3P Productions) hired… Read more »

Formula 1: Circuit of the America’s Key Sustainability Initiatives

by Tiffany Harelik Austin is buzzing in preparation for its first Formula 1 US Grand Prix race taking place on Nov. 16-18, 2012. The new circuit in Austin is a 3.4 mile loop.  Drivers will make 56 counter-clockwise laps around the course.  Mario Andretti recently drove his championship-winning Lotus 79 through the track claiming “The… Read more »

Happy Green Halloween!

by Tiffany Harelik Halloween is a fun time of the year to ring in fall flavors and have parties.  Whether young or young at heart, there are several things you can do this year to make your Halloween celebrations climate neutral and earth-friendly. Costumes: Reuse: Organize a costume swap pre-Halloween party Recycle: Get crafty and… Read more »

Eco-Reads for the Summer

by Tiffany Harelik Hopefully you’ll have some time this summer to grab a good book and read.  In no particular order, here are some eco-reads hot on our list to dive into: Hot, Flat and Crowded – Why we need a green revolution and how it can renew America Eco Chic – Guide to making your next… Read more »

Natural Swimming Pools

by Tiffany Harelik With summer started, many eco-conscious families are interested in ways to transform their current pools into a more natural environment for swimming. Natural swimming pools utilize native plants in an aquatic garden to circulate the water and keep everything fresh, clean and clear.  These are a little different than the increasingly popular saltwater… Read more »

International Compost Awareness Week: May 6-12

by Tiffany Harelik Let this picture help you see the benefits of composting: the field on the left has utilized compost, the field on the right has not. Many farmers are weighing the financial benefits of switching from manmade fertilizers to natural compost.  In an article on composting rules in the Southwest, one farmer reports saving… Read more »

Hottest Green Trends: Earth Day 2012

by Tiffany Harelik 1. Slow Food Movement – The Slow Food movement has over 100,000 members globally.  In founder Carlo Petrini’s words, “Slow food unites the pleasure of food with responsiblity, sustainability, and harmony with nature.”  There are multiple local chapters available, and their website is a great source of information for those wanting to know what they can do to be… Read more »

GFE sponsors recycling for Austin Chamber open house event

Tonight, Green Fern Events is pleased to provide recycling services for the first major event at the new offices for the Austin Chamber of Commerce.  The Chamber’s open house will be held at their new home, located at the Hilton downtown at 535 East 5th St. 78701 from 4:30p-7:30p.  Signature food and drink will be… Read more »