Monday, September 29, 2008
Green First Friday set Oct. 3
A “coming out party” for the City of Bryan’s green initiatives is scheduled for downtown Bryan’s First Friday event on Oct. 3.
Green First Friday will feature live entertainment by Strawberry Jam, a recycled fashion show hosted by Northgate Vintage, an appearance by Buzz the Bee and a free showing of March of the Penguins at The Palace Theater. Reusable bags will be handed out by H-E-B, and Bryan Texas Utilities officials will issue free CFL light bulbs while supplies last.
Downtown Bryan merchants also are highlighting their green initiatives, and Texas A&M University’s “Maroon Bike Project” is participating by encouraging riders to travel in alternative forms of transportation from the Northgate promenade to downtown Bryan beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 3.
Green First Friday coincides with the following City of Bryan initiatives:
• The October launch of a monthly Be Green in Bryan TV series that will air on Suddenlink Channel 16.
• A new Web site, www.begreeninbryan.com, that features information and updates on Bryan’s environmental programs and initiatives.
The city is continuously developing practices that strive to improve living and working environments through solid waste reduction, energy efficiency, sustainable development, parks and trailways, water conservation and air quality.
The city’s “green team,” a group of employees committed to furthering sustainability programs, recently met with Nobel peace Prize winner Bruce McCarl and Texas A&M University’s director of climate system research program Gerald North to discuss climate change and its impacts on the local community.
Green First Friday is sponsored by the City of Bryan, Atmos Energy, and Bryan Texas Utilities in collaboration with the Bryan Parks and Recreation Department and Downtown Bryan Economic Development Association.
Additional Contact Information
Bryan sustainability coordinator
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