Sunday, January 24, 2010

February Green Drinks at McNellie's - "Enjoy Your Environment"

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Phillbrook last week. We had an excellent turn out, door prizes courtesy of Phillbrook, and were able to learn about the connection between consumer and coffee farmer through Double Shot. Big thanks to Brian Franklin for speaking and providing the delicious coffee! Check out the event photos below.

On February 16th we will be partnering with AIA Committee On The Environment (COTE) to bring Kirk Gastinger, FAIA, LEED AP; principal with Gastinger, Harden, Walker, Harden Architects of Kansas City, MO at McNellie’s from 5:30 – 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Guests will meet in McNellie’s Gold Room, 2nd Floor located at 409 East 1st Street in downtown Tulsa.

Mr. Gastinger’s passion is architecture, but it is people that inspire him. With over 20 years experience as an architect and an advocate for sustainability, Mr. Gastinger will be speaking about how the public and professionals can truly “Enjoy Your Environment” whether in their own home or in a client project. Measuring one’s carbon footprint is not limited to client projects as one’s footprint can easily be reduced in your own home by unplugging instant-on appliances to save money and energy.

AIA Eastern Oklahoma’s COTE was established in 2005 as an inclusive committee comprised not only of AIA EOC members, but of individuals representing various sustainability organizations and/or initiatives and in recognition of the expertise that non-architects bring to the table.

This event will feature an excellent discussion, held in a relaxed, informal setting at McNellie’s on Tuesday evening, February 16. Admission is FREE and the public is invited to attend. Cash bar.