2015 State of the Air Luncheon

Date: Tue, 11/10/2015
Location: Mr. Peeples (1911 Bagby St, 77002)

Time: 11 am – 1 pm.

Join us at Air Alliance Houston’s annual educational luncheon, State of the Air.

We are honored to present two informative speakers in the upstairs ballroom of the fabulous Mr. Peeples seafood and steak house.

Registration is $35, which includes a delicious three-course meal, tax, and gratuity.

Register online.


John Nielsen-Gammonnielson-gammon


John Nielsen-Gammon is a Regents Professor at Texas A&M University and is the Texas State Climatologist.  Dr. Nielsen-Gammon received an S.B. in Earth and Planetary Sciences (1984), an S.M. in Meteorology (1987), and a Ph.D. in Meteorology (1990), all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Nielsen-Gammon joined the faculty of Texas A&M University in 1991 and was appointed Texas State Climatologist by then-Governor George W. Bush in 2000.  Dr. Nielsen-Gammon conducts research on large-scale and local-scale meteorology, basic and applied climatology, and air pollution meteorology.  He teaches courses in weather analysis and forecasting, climate, climate change, and computer modeling.  He is a founding member and contributor to the Climate Change National Forum blog.


Jim Blackburn Blackburn_medium

Jim Blackburn has been a practicing environmental lawyer and planner since 1973. He is a Professor in the Practice of Environmental Law in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Rice University, where he teaches courses in sustainable design and environmental law and is the Director of the Undergraduate Minor in Energy and Water Sustainability. Blackburn is the Co-Director of the Severe Storm Prediction, Education and Evacuation from Disasters (SSPEED) Center at Rice. He is also a Rice Faculty Scholar at the Baker Institute and is the owner of a planning firm called Sustainable Planning and Design. Blackburn authored The Book of Texas Bays published in 2004 by Texas A&M Press and is writing a new book on the Texas coast scheduled for publication by Texas A&M Press in 2016. He has also authored numerous legal papers and has received several local, state and national awards for environmental advocacy.



Lunch Options:

Appetizer – Choice of:
Soup of the Day or Caesar Salad
Entrée – Choice of:
8 oz Iron Steak, mashed potatoes, haricot verts, mushroom wine sauce
Pistachio Crusted Chicken, mashed potatoes, asparagus, bleu cheese sauce
Grilled Atlantic Salmon, asparagus
Dessert – Choice of:
Strawberry Cheesecake or Seasonal Berries