The public is invited to a symposium with four experts on sustainable transportation, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th Street, Austin.

BRK_1149The gathering will convene in the Fellowship Hall to hear three experts discuss how to lower one’s transportation carbon footprint.

Host Joep Meijer, president of The Right Environment and co-founder of will facilitate the discussion.

The speakers:


  • John-Michael Cortez, Community Engagement Manager for Austin’s Capital Metro, will discuss local public transportation offerings and survey views about future services.
  • Jennifer Clymer, Sustainability Manager at Green Mountain Energy, will explain how to offset air travel and other emissions through smart use of today’s carbon offset products.
  • Zach Baumer, Program Manager for the City of Austin’s Climate Protection Program, will tell what the city has done to green its fleets and how you can take advantage of Austin incentives for purchasing electric vehicles.

The IEN strives to help people become  better stewards of creation. There’s no cost to attend the symposium and parking is free after 6 p.m. downtown and in the lot behind Central Presbyterian.