While growing our retail and consulting businesses, Chris Searles (founder of GoodCommonSense) created and co-produced a number of educational and cultural, green events. The Sustainable Shopper's Ball! ran 2006-2007 and attracted over 30,000 people throughout (8) festivals. The Sustainable Church, Chris's original presentation to faith groups from 2006, became The Journey of Environmental Stewardship with partner Kerry Stevens in 2007. That relationship played a big role in the formation of The Interfaith Environmental Network of Austin in 2008 and subsequent Faith and Energy Action Team in 2014. The UT Sustainable Business Summit envisioned by Chris in 2006 and taken to a team of business school undergrads in 2007 is still produced by the UT McCombs School of Business today. These efforts have proved to be so rewarding. Other notable projects: Green Tips from Great Kids, the petition drive for climate leadership at Austin's City Council 2008, and "Austin Has a Dirty Secret" a 2009 grassroots social media campaign to divest from coal in Austin, Texas, as rapidly as possible. Check out Chris Searles's past blogs via the link below. Chris is also a professional drummer. His current focus is on starting a new environmental project, BioIntegrity.net.