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Let’s face it. Life is complicated… and confusing. Which can make it difficult to do things like shop local, reduce your carbon footprint, vote, eat healthy, clean your house, and still remember to call your mom every once in a while. That’s where we come in. Look through our guides and how-to articles for practical advice on how to live your best Austin life! 

Austin Reuse Directory

Austin Reuse Directory

The Reuse Directory makes it easy to figure out where to donate/sell used items, buy used/ upcycled items, and rent or repair items. Keeping your used clothes, furniture, and electronics out of the landfill has never been so easy! (Created in partnership with Austin Resource Recovery.)

Austin Green Business Leaders Guide

Austin Green business Leaders Directory

Use this directory to find and support local businesses who are working hard to make Austin (and our planet) a better place to live! Businesses in this directory are all part of the city's Green Business Leaders Program. In order to qualify, they all had to prove their excellence across seven different categories – communication and outreach, resource management, water, energy, a healthy work environment, transportation, and community stewardship. (Created in partnership with the City of Austin Office of Sustainability.)

News Archives

News Archives

Every story we've ever written, sorted by topic. Perfect for students working on research projects or anyone who’s newly passionate about a topic (or just moved to town) and wants to familiarize themselves with the local scene.

The People's Dictionary of Austin

The People's Dictionary of Austin.

Your guide to all of the jargon-y terms you don't understand when you read the news, but have been too embarrassed to ask about. ---Coming soon!

Newcomers Guide

The Newcomer's Socially-Conscious Guide To Austin

Just moved to town? Lived here for a few years, but are just starting to get more civically engaged? Then this is the guide for you! ---- Coming soon!

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EcoNetwork
Amy Stansbury

Here’s How You Can Become A Natural Leader

Wish you could make more of a positive impact in your community? Eager to make a real change in the world around you? Then the Meadows Center’s Natural Leaders Summit might be just the thing for you. The free two-day summit is geared towards diverse young leaders (ages 18-29) who are interested

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It's My Park Day 2017
Austin Parks Foundation
Amy Stansbury

Here’s How You Can Show Your Love For Austin Parks

Sponsored Post – from the Austin Parks Foundation   We all love Austin’s parks. But it takes a lot of work to keep them looking so nice and pretty. That’s where you come in. Volunteer registration is now open for the Austin Parks Foundation’s It’s My Park Day on March

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Mardi Gras Dinner
EcoNetwork
Amy Stansbury

How To Celebrate Mardi Gras (With A Positive Impact)

Sponsored Post – from the Sustainable Food Center How’s this for a fun (and impactful) way to celebrate Mardi Gras? Eden East Restaurant & Farm is hosting a “Mardi Gras Dinner” on Sunday, March 3rd from 6:30pm to 9:30pm.  The event will feature passed appetizers, a farm to table dinner, complimentary

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