Last week, I was in Texas to give the keynote speech at the The North Texas Clean Air Coalition's "working for clean air" awards. I had a great time meeting everyone involved with this important organization and I was impressed with all the amazing ideas the award recipients had.
The beautiful venue was an old train station that was restored back to its former glory. Train travel, appropriately enough, is actually one of the greenest ways of getting from Point A to Point B. This upcoming Thanksgiving, I'm thinking of taking the Amtrak train to my holiday destination as a way to beat traffic and cut back on my carbon footprint.
Above my speech podium were these incredible stained glass windows. You hardly ever see stained glass windows featuring an Americana theme, but here they were: a cowboy riding along the trails and an old steam engine train roaring about. Whoever restored these did an amazing job and I couldn't stop looking up from my seat to admire them.
And speaking of cowboys, look what was marching around downtown right before the awards! And old time cowboy parade. I guess it's pretty appropriate for the event: Riding a horse is definitely one of the greenest modes of transportation!
My thanks to the organizers and sponsors of the event. I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone.