MyHouston2040: Idle Threat

Date: Thu, 09/17/2015
Location: Rudyard's Pub - Upstairs (2010 Waugh Drive, 77006)

Houston’s monthly happy hour meeting of the minds.

This week: Vehicle Idling in Houston. We will screen a short video, “Idle Threat,” on the passage of an idling ordinance in New York City. Our speakers will be Aaron Wieczorek, an environmental attorney with the City of Houston; and Brian Butler, Community Outreach Director for Air Alliance Houston.

Aaron Wieczorek

Aaron Wieczorek is an environmental attorney with experience at the federal, state, and local level having worked in agencies such as the United Stated Department of Justice’s Environmental Enforcement Section, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance. He currently serves as an attorney for the City of Houston focusing on environmental law and policy for the city.

Brian Butler

Brian Butler is a proud native of California. After growing up in Los Angeles and going to high school in San Diego, he then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to earn a undergraduate degree in Sociology and Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. After working as a counselor, social service case manager, and community organizer, Brian earned a Masters in Social Work from Howard University’s MSW program in Washington, DC.


The Idea
Houston Tomorrow, Air Alliance Houston, Better Houston, Citizens’ Transportation Coalition, Congress for the New Urbanism, and Community Artists’ Collective agree that Houstonians can build a better Houston today by thinking about the Houston we may inherit in 2040 and the Houston we want in 2040. Each happy hour will include time for networking and socializing, a topical speaker who will give an informational presentation on Houston urbanism, transportation planning, culture, environment, and more, and a visionary speaker who will give their “My Houston 2040” talk.

Networking begins at 5:30, program starts at 6:00.

Free and open to the public.

Food and drinks available at the bar.