Freedom Solar powers Marfa’s newest iconic art installation

Client Freedom Solar Power installed solar panels on Marfa’s newest iconic art installation, Stone Circle, by Ballroom Marfa— creator of the popular Prada Marfa installation. Eight stones are situated in a circle — hence the name — and are equipped with speakers and LED lights. The ambitious new public art installation features black marble boulders that emit patterns of sound and light from energy generated by the solar panels.

Read more about the stellar new art installation in The Guardian’s article, entitled “Stone Circle: the story behind Haroon Mirza’s Texas Stonehenge,” which can be viewed at https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/may/29/stone-circle-haroon-mirza-texas-stonehenge.

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Emancipet going on mission to Puerto Rico

Emancipet joins historic coalition to spay/neuter 20,000 dogs and cats in Puerto Rico

Emancipet is one of six organizations leading the surgical work in a historic initiative to spay/neuter and vaccinate more than 20,000 dogs and cats in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to recover more than six months after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

A team of 16 Emancipet veterinarians and staff, including Emancipet CEO Amy Mills, will deploy to Puerto Rico June 3-9 for the first of what will be four trips included in “Spayathon for Puerto Rico,” developed by the Humane Society of the United States. Emancipet will be the surgical provider for the Manati sector of the island. Read more

Freedom Solar steers Austin Subaru dealership into fast lane of sustainability

Freedom Solar Power recently installed a massive 241.2-kilowatt rooftop solar array at Austin Subaru that will drive down its operating costs and put the pedal to the metal on the dealership’s sustainability and energy efficiency. No puns intended.

The new solar array will offset 75 percent of the dealership’s energy needs, reduce the cost of its average monthly utility bill from roughly $3,000 to roughly $1,000, pay for itself within five years, and save the company more than $857,000 over the next 25 years. Read more

Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party benefiting The Trail Foundation June 7

The 15th anniversary Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run and Party benefiting The Trail Foundation is June 7, and registration is now open with early bird ticket prices through April 15. All proceeds benefit The Trail Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. The Run and the Party are separate ticketed events, both beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets and more info are available at https://thetrailfoundation.org/MMR. Read more

Emancipet CEO praised as visionary speaker by Austin-American Statesman

“One speaker in town who could give (Evan) Smith or (Lawrence) Wright a run for their money is Amy Mills, CEO of Emancipet, an Austin nonprofit that provides free or low-cost spay, neutering and veterinary care at seven clinics in four cities,” said Micheal Barnes, Austin American-Statesman social columnist, in his latest Out & About column.

His recap of Emancipet’s 19th anniversary luncheon and CEO Amy Mills’ visionary keynote speech is copied below, and you can read the full original version of the article on the Statesman’s website here.

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Freedom Solar commercial project in Laredo will save owners $1.25 million

The Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo’s new rooftop array by client Freedom Solar Power will offset 43 percent of the building’s energy needs, pay for itself in roughly seven years, and save the owners more than $1.25 million over the guaranteed lifetime of the system.

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ThunderPets bandanas benefiting Emancipet, April 16-29

ThunderCloud Subs recently announced the return of its popular annual #ThunderPets campaign benefiting Emancipet! From April 16-29, when you make a $5 donation to Emancipet at any ThunderCloud Subs store April 16-29 you’ll get a groovy tie dye ThunderPets pet bandana for your dog or cat to sport around town.  Read more

Blockchain could change everything, Brenda Thompson writes for the PRConsultants Group blog

What is blockchain and how is it impacting the PR industry? Brenda Thompson Communications gives an overview on the PR Consultants Group blog in this post entitled “Blockchain could change everything–including PR.” Click below to read the full story.  Read more

Emancipet’s 19th anniversary luncheon May 11

Emancipet will celebrate 19 years of serving pets and their people and share the organization’s vision for the future at its annual luncheon on Friday, May 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Austin, 208 Barton Springs Rd.

More than 500 supporters, community leaders, volunteers, and philanthropists will attend the luncheon, Emancipet’s largest annual fundraising event. Tables, sponsorships, and individual tickets can be purchased online at emancipet.org/events/luncheon/. Read more

The Trail Foundation breaks ground on new Trail Bridge at Congress

A big thank you to Fit City columnist Pamela LeBlanc and the Austin American-Statesman for this story on The Trail Foundation‘s much-anticipated and needed Trail Bridge at Congress Avenue, scheduled for completion this summer. The story appeared on the front page of the Metro & State section, and the entire article can be read online here.

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