How to spend your money. It's one of the most important decisions that City Council makes. Each year, Austin's City Council is responsible for setting a new city budget. This budget impacts everything from the quality of our local parks and libraries, to how much money you pay in...

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 in increasing...

Sponsored Post - from Earth Day Austin  Earth Day ATX (coming to Huston-Tillotson University April 13th) is under new management! They have established a new and fully independent nonprofit, and are now putting together the best festival to date! Committed to keeping the festival entirely free...

It's kind of crazy when you think about it. Less than one percent of the food consumed in Austin is produced locally. Meanwhile, there are small plots of unused land everywhere you look. In backyards, at office parks, housing developments, and schools. Lettuce is trying to connect these...

Barton Springs Pool. The Greenbelt. Lady Bird Lake. These are places that define Austin.. but how did we end up with them in the first place? Why are they still open and accessible for the public to enjoy, despite years of growth in the city? These are...

Sponsored Post - from Austin Resource Recovery  Remember when we had a single-use bag ban? The City of Austin is conducting an online survey (both in English and Spanish) to learn more about the public's shopping bag habits. Do you use plastic bags more now that the ban has been overturned? Do you...

Think back to the November election. Voters here in Austin approved $925 million in bonds, including $250 million for affordable housing in the city. Last week, the four Council members who represent east Austin (Harper-Madison, Garza, Renteria, and Casar) announced a new initiative to try and...

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 2nd. Held twice...

Sponsored Post - from Austin Creative Reuse Calling all you crafters out there! It’s time for another Reuse and Rethink Challenge from Austin Creative Reuse. Throughout the month of February, Austin’s favorite zero waste craft store is challenging folks to make the most amazing creation they can out of...