It started out simply enough. Joanna Tychowski was helping to organize a breakfast event for her Toastmasters group and being environmentally-minded, she wanted to keep it zero waste (aka - no disposable plates or silverware).   But she quickly found it to be more difficult than she'd imagined....

It happens to all of us.   You're cleaning out your closet. And you're feeling good. Fresher. Lighter. Like you're a whole new person.   And then you look down at the bags of used clothes at your feet. What now? Do you throw them away?   Or does that make...

Stressed about all those news articles and videos that show how much trash Americans throw away? Concerned about the environmental impact of landfills?   Here's one easy way for you to make a real impact.   MoveOutATX is looking for volunteers to help college students divert items from the landfill as they...

Partner Post - 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 July, Austin’s favorite zero waste craft store is hosting a "Made In The Shade Challenge," asking folks to create a fun hat for the summer...

Partner Post - 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 June, Austin’s favorite zero waste craft store is challenging folks to make the most amazing creation they can out of… film reels. Want to join in on the...

Partner Post - 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 May, Austin’s favorite zero waste craft store is challenging folks to make the most amazing creation they can out of… puzzle pieces. Want to join in on the fun? Here’s...

Partner Post - 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 April, Austin’s favorite zero waste craft store is challenging folks to make the most amazing creation they can out of… keys. Want to join in on the fun? Here’s...

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 March, Austin’s favorite zero waste craft store is challenging folks to make the most amazing creation they can out of… plastic bottle caps and lids. Want to join in on...

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...

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...