Did you know? Less than 1 percent of the food consumed here in Austin is produced locally.  That's why the Sustainable Food Center (a local nonprofit organization) works so hard to improve healthy and local food access for everyone living in this city. But they can't do it without your help. Right...

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

We don't need to tell you that there was an election last week in America. But, with so much of the media attention on our national races, we decided we'd take a few minutes to recap what happened locally.  Propositions - There were 11 propositions on the ballot in Austin...

By 2050, there could be more plastic (by weight) than fish in the world's oceans. Let that sink in for a moment. More plastic than fish. That's why Austin has just decided to sign on to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, an initiative spearheaded by the...

We did it! The Mayor's Carbon Reduction Challenge has come to a close. Not only did the community meet the city's goal of avoiding 50,000 pounds of carbon emissions, but we surpassed it by an additional 30,000 pounds! As you might remember, the Mayor's Carbon Reduction Challenge was an initiative spearheaded by...

Have a bunch of leftover Halloween candy that you don't want to throw away (or eat yourself)? Donate all of those Kit-Kats and Snickers to a good cause. Here's where you can donate: Castle Hill Fitness - Austin's eco-friendly gym will be collecting candy to donate to  Delta Delta Delta's Cookies...

Get pumped! Early voting starts on Monday, October 22nd. That's right, you'll have the chance to help choose the future leaders of our city, state, and country in just a few days. Here's everything you need to know to cast an informed vote: Early voting starts on October...

Love a great deal? And the planet? Join us for Austin Reuse Weekend from Friday, October 19th through Sunday, October 21st. Here’s how it works: 1. Clear out the clutter by donating your old clothes, household items, and even bikes to any of the participating businesses or...

Sponsored Post - from the Austin Parks Foundation You love our city's parks. They're where you relax, walk your dogs, go for a run, or play frisbee golf. But they wouldn't be so relaxing and beautiful without a little help every once and a while. That's why, twice...

Sponsored Post - from Austin Creative Reuse Calling all you crafters out there! This contest from Austin Creative Reuse is just the thing for you. Throughout the month of October, Austin's favorite zero waste craft store is challenging folks to make the most amazing creation they can out of...