Lone Star Energy Bar: Houston’s Climate Action Plan

Join Greentown Labs and Lara Cottingham, the City of Houston’s Chief of Staff & Chief Sustainability Officer

This Energy Bar on Thursday, May 14. We will be hosting a meetup as a respite from the week to meet with your friends, neighbors, and peers who are entrepreneurs, investors, students, and friends of cleantech. Our goal is to provide the broader energy community a social avenue to connect with those we may not see on Zoom during the daily rush, but whom we still want to know are doing well. By popular request, we are moving this event half an hour earlier, but plant o continue hosting these Thursday afternoons. We will be using a virtual app called Remo which is conducive to socializing online. Don’t let physical isolation lead to social isolation, and invite a friend.


Lara Cottingham, the Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer for the city of Houston. Lara will speak to Houston’s first-ever climate action planreleased last Earth Day. The city of Houston has set a strong example of how to combat climate change and lower emissions in the Energy Capital of the World. Lara will also discuss the real challenges of implementation which we will face over the next 30 years.

To get there, innovation and a strong cleantech community across Texas are essential. As innovators and entrepreneurs, we know you are here to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Working with our cities and home communities is a meaningful way to see the direct impact of your entrepreneurial endeavors.

About EnergyBar:

EnergyBar is Greentown Labs’ networking event devoted to helping people in clean technology meet and discusses innovations in energy technology. Entrepreneurs, investors, students, and ‘friends of cleantech,’ are invited to attend, meet colleagues, and expand our growing regional clean technology community.

Our attendees typically span a variety of disciplines within energy, efficiency, and renewables. In general, if you’re looking for a job in cleantech or energy, trying to expand your network, or perhaps thinking about starting your own energy-related company this is the event for you. Expect to have conversations about issues facing advanced and renewable energy technologies and ways to solve our most pressing energy problems.

Although we’ve hosted networking events for 10-20 folks with success, this will be our first event at scale. While we’ll be using a proven platform to facilitate virtual networking this will be a first for us. Suggested dress is business casual–but we all understand you too may be net-working from home with all the quirks that includes.

Hope to see you there!

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May 14 2020


4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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