Sponsored Post - from Austin Energy Green Building 15,000. That's how many single family homes have earned an Austin Energy Green Building rating since the program launched in 1991. The Austin Energy Green Building system was one of the first of its kind in the US, helping to inspire a whole...

Remember when Austin had a plastic bag ban? Remember when it got overturned by the Texas Supreme Court? Today, we have a little update for you. State Representative Gina Hinojosa (who represents part of Austin in the state Legislature) just filed a bill that would allow Austin to reinstate...

Sponsored Post - from Austin Creative Reuse Calling all you crafters out there! It’s time for another Austin Creative Reuse and Rethink Contest. But this month, they're doing things a little differently. Instead of choosing a specific material for the challenge, Austin Creative Reuse is simply asking you to make the best...

Parks. We all love 'em, but how can we make them even better? Wish we had more community gardens? Off-leash dog areas? Rock climbing? Archery? Now's your chance to share your ideas. The Austin Parks and Recreation Department is currently working on its long range plan, deciding how our...

Right now, something big is going on in Poland. A meeting (known as COP24) is bringing together leaders from around the world to address perhaps our biggest problem - climate change. Each year, these meetings have been held in an attempt to address climate change on a...

Thought election season was over? Not quite. Early voting has begun for Austin's City Council runoff elections. Election Day is on December 11th. What's a runoff election? In Austin, if no single candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote in the general election, then we head to...

Explore your creative side this weekend with the Creek Show, hosted annually by the Waller Creek Conservancy.  Through November 17th (from 6pm to 10pm) there will be six new pieces of light-based art displayed along Waller Creek between 9th and 11th streets downtown. The entire event is free, open to the public, and...