February Happy Hour, featuring TreeFolks, the local solution to climate change

Solar Austin’s upcoming happy hour is dedicated to… trees! Just as solar panels help decarbonize our planet, trees capture CO2 to keep Austin’s air breathable and sidewalks cool. Trees are also key to our city’s fight against climate change, thanks in large part to the efforts to a longtime local leader: TreeFolks.

TreeFolks spent much of its 30 year history rehoming individual trees to Austinites, until disaster relief work propelled them into the reforestation game and their capacity as an organization expanded tremendously. After helping communities in Central Texas reforest and heal in the wake of fire and flood, TreeFolks began to focus on strengthening community resilience before disaster could strike. 

Identifying climate change as the next largest upheaval facing Central Texas, TreeFolks partnered with City Forest Credits and various branches of the City of Austin to develop carbon capture projects, planting native trees in local greenways.  This initiative rapidly grew into larger planting projects, involving privately owned parcels across much of Eastern Travis County. As they enter their second year of large-scale reforestation to reduce carbon concentrations in the atmosphere, TreeFolks continues to plant and adopt out thousands of trees annually because every tree counts in the fight against climate change! 

Please join the Solar Austin community this February for a chance to win a Texas Walnut sapling and to hear how one tree at a time, TreeFolks is turning the tide on deforestation in Central Texas!

Tuesday, February 23rd from 5:30PM to 7PM (CT)
Online via ZOOM
RSVP and Get More Details Here

How to Attend:

February’s happy hour is a reschedule of one Solar Austin planned to host with TreeFolks in December. Supporters who purchased tickets in December will have their donation honored at this upcoming happy hour.

Once you RSVP on Eventbrite, you will receive the Zoom information in your Eventbrite confirmation email and in a reminder email that Solar Austin will send you the day before. On the day of the event, all you’ll have to do is find a comfy spot on the couch with a steady internet connection and kick start Zoom for free! If you have any issues, please contact juan.afanador@solaraustin.org.

Support the Cause:

We hope you’ll consider donating to Solar Austin so we can continue our work ensuring that the benefits of solar are equitably accessible to everyone. For regular updates on Solar Austin’s happy hours and advocacy work, like us on Facebook, find us on LinkedIn, join our Meetup group, and follow us on Twitter.