Texas Native Plant Week begins Sunday

Texas Native Plant Week kicks off this Sunday! You’re invited to attend this festival of nature’s beauty and opportunity to learn more about the plants and seeds that form the foundation of it all. We have many free activities planned for you across the city and...

Bull Creek Bouldering – Beginner / Intermediate (V0-V4)

The Austin Parks Foundation says this, “Bull Creek Foundation has 32 square miles of ecologically unique terrain to tend and protect. Bull Creek watershed includes limestone seeps, springs, and waterways; scenic cliffs and waterfalls; interesting archaeological and...

Morning Hikes in Barton Creek Greenbelt

Barton Creek Greenbelt has scenic beauty in every season. This is for experienced hikers who already have very good conditioning and balance, and who enjoy trails with rocky, uneven terrain. If you like pushing your boundaries, join us. Bring water! MONDAY and...

Young Sierrans (21-39): Shield Ranch Camp Out and Trail Work

Shield Ranch is a 6,800 acre ranch in western Travis County. The ranch, which is privately owned and under conservation easement, has over 14 miles of trail, 7 miles of which are Barton Creek frontage. Though the land is privately owned, the Sierra Club and other...

Commemorate Texas Native Plant Week with fireworks

Who said you couldn’t appreciate fireworks in plain daylight? We’ll make it happen for a whole week starting Oct. 18. Join us as we offer interactive activities to commemorate Texas Native Plant Week. Included are free guided walks along Onion and Blunn creeks, in the...

Austin Sierra Club’s River Place Nature Trail hike

Sunday, October 18, 2015 9:00 AM The 6.5 mile round trip River Place Trail is by far one of the best hiking trails in Austin.   It is also one of the hardest, due to some of the steepest trail segments in all of Austin. Trail Description The River Place trail trail...

Triangle Farmers Market Hike

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 6:15 PMto 8:15 PM Meet at 6:15 p.m. at the Triangle Farmers Market Pavilion (corner of 46th Street at Triangle Ave).  Come early and browse thru the Sustainable Food Center’s outdoor market, featuring local and earth-friendly food and...

Oct. 24: Habitat Steward Fall Planting Workday

Event Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015 – 9:00am to 12:00pm Join Austin Habitat Stewards to plant trees this fall! Bring water, sunscreen, gloves, and maybe a trowel to dig with. You will be working in the woods to plant about 400 plants of almost 40 species on...

October is National Farm to School Month

October is #NationalFarmtoSchoolMonth! Through Farm to School programs, students gain access to healthy, local food as well as education opportunities such as school gardens, cooking lessons and farm field trips. Learn more about ways SFC supports Farm to School, and...

Green Corn Project Dig-ins

Share your gardening skills and pick up new ones by helping Green Corn Project install organic vegetable gardens for folks with limited access to fresh, nutritious food. The fall dig-ins will be held over the last 3 week-ends in September. For more information or to...

Austin Energy’s Community Connections Fair Sept. 19

Austin Energy’s Community Connections Fair will be held on September 19. This free, family friendly event combines fun with learning to assist Austin Energy customers who sometimes could use a little help to meet basic needs. Kids and adults alike can interact...

UT Students Against Cruelty to Animals meeting

UT Students Against Cruelty to Animals announced it will hold its first semester meeting Wednesday, Sept. 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. in PCL room 5.102A. The group will be discussing the philosophy of the group, get to know each other, decide on meeting times and semester...

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center fall classes open

Learn your Texas native plants, get a native garden design certificate or take art classes in nature. Registration is now open for Fall 2015 Wildflower Center classes. The center offers a plethora of classes and programs for both adults and children. New classes...

UT’s 6th Annual Sustainability Symposium Sept. 18

The President’s Sustainability Steering Committee at The University of Texas at Austin will host a full day symposium dedicated to highlighting the scholarly and practical sustainability efforts of the university community. The symposium itself is an effort to share...

Environmental experts will converge on Austin for SXSW Eco, Oct. 7-9

SXSW Eco will host its third annual conference Oct. 7-9, which is expected to draw more than 3,000 attendees to see speakers on green power, energy efficiency, urban gardens, sustainable design, climate change mitigation, bike trails, mass transit, organic agriculture and nature conservation, to name a fraction of what will be featured at this green showcase at the Austin Convention Center. The public is invited to attend.

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