EPA makes $63.5M grant to Texas Water Development Board

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Texas Water Development Board a grant of more than $63.5 million to fund clean-water projects in the state. The grant goes to the state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF), which provides...

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Buy Fresh Buy Local launches in Central Texas

We’re excited to announce the launch of Buy Fresh Buy Local in Central Texas (BFBL). BFBL is a national local food campaign helping you, the consumer, understand who is growing food in your area and the best places to buy fresh local food. BFBL wants to help you and...

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EPA recognizes Texas A&M Agrilife

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized Texas A&M Agrilife Research Extension Center at Dallas during the 2015 WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas, Nev. The center received the WaterSense Promotional Partner of...

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You can now find UT Office of Sustainability on Instagram

UT's Office of Sustainability just created an Instagram page! Interested in sustainability efforts on campus, or any number of current environmental causes in and around Austin? Go follow us! We just gave away a SXSW Eco badge 2 weeks ago valued at $495, and we...

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Austin Youth River Watch seeking executive director

Austin Youth River Watch is seeking applicants for the Executive Director position. Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: RiverWatchEDsearch@gmail.com by October 31, 2015.   Executive Director – Job Description  Position Austin Youth River Watch is...

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Who wants to move to the moon or Mars?

Who wants to move to the moon or Mars? Former NASA astronaut, Christopher Ferguson answers questions at #SXSWEco. Thanks AJ+ for putting together such a great video![fb_vid id="628443030630541"]...

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Bamboo: Why you need it in your kitchen, and six ways to get it there

Bamboo, that renewable, quick-growing wood that's really a grass, has been expanding across product lines, turning up on floors, in furniture, and towels. But let's get back to where we started: Bamboo works great in the kitchen. Remember those bamboo salad bowls? They're still around, but there are many more ways attractive, durable bamboo is being tapped for kitchen ware. read more