Get ready to support your local charity. Amplify Austin, a 24-hour rush of charitable giving for groups doing good works in the greater Austin area, kicks off its second year March 21-22.
The public is invited to a symposium with four experts on sustainable transportation, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E. 8th Street, Austin.
Invasive zebra mussels muscle into Texas, but boat owners can save the day if they follow this advice
Zebra mussels are ready to invade Texas, but boat owners can help defend the state’s lake reservoirs by taking steps to run a clean operation.
Austin wants you to compost, sooner rather than later, and it’s willing to put a little green into your pocket if you’ll just get up and start recycling your kitchen scraps.
Homeowners will still have to submit their plans to their association, but they will be allowed to move toward more drought-tolerant landscaping under a new Texas law awaiting Gov. Rick Perry’s signature.
It’s not too late to get tickets to the Sustainable Food Center’s annual fundraiser, Farm to Plate. This major tasting event will feature local creations by some 25 Central Texas chefs. Ymmmm.
The faith community has long been working for social justice, now as it turns its attention to the world-threatening crisis of climate change, a group in Austin has developed a manual designed to help churches, synagogues and houses of worship protect our home on earth.
Give back on Earth Day by shopping at Austin businesses participating in the Give 5% to Mother Earth campaign.
Get ready to refresh your knowledge of everything green at the Austin Earth Day Festival, set for April 20. Exhibits will cover everything from reducing your carbon footprint to building things with mud. There are speakers and bands you won’t want to miss.
Austin Water is serious about rain barrels and catchment systems — so much so that the utility’s customers could qualify for hundreds, even thousands in rebates by looking to Mother Nature for their irrigation needs.
We are all familiar with the term “Ozone Action Day” and typically associate it with a hot summer day. But what does it really mean? It means that sunlight is interacting with VOCs and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) (from car emissions and other sources) to create unhealthy air. Deanna Altenhoff explains how you can protect yourself and help Central Texas reduce this problem.
Thousands are expected to take actions to fight, mitigate or prepare for climate change at this weekend’s 10-10-10 Work Party organized by 350.org.
More than 7,000 events are planned in countries around the globe. They include both the highly symbolic — President Nasheed of Maldives, which stands to be annihilated by rising oceans, will kick off the weekend by helping install solar panels on his official residence — to small, meaningful neighborhood actions. Some will install gardens; others will weatherize houses, plant trees at schools or clean up natural areas. There will be work events followed by play such as concerts and picnics.