"Solar is the best unused equity tool we have, in terms of maintaining the quality of life, maintaining the balance of this city," explained Kenneth Thompson (former member of the African American Resource Advisory Commission and a current board member with Solar Austin) on a recent episode of Shades of...

Seven days. That's how long Austinites went without clean water. For the first time ever, we couldn't be sure that what was coming out of our faucets was safe to drink. For the first time ever, we got a little taste of what other less fortunate...

The future is here. Electric buses have arrived in Austin… and more are coming. Last week, Capital Metro (our city's public transportation provider) began testing out an electric bus, with the hopes of adding 40 to our city's fleet by 2024. Over the next few months, Cap...

What the heck is CodeNEXT? It's the city's effort to rewrite its land development code (and it will affect everything from transportation, to affordability, to gentrification in Austin). So what's in it? And what does it mean for you? Find out with the latest podcast from...

Saturday is the big day. The new $125 million Austin Central Library opens to the public Saturday, October 28th with a whole day of live music and activities. The day will begin at 10am just outside of the library and there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am. The library will actually open...

In the past few weeks, we've talked a lot about the environmental consequences of Hurricane Harvey - flooding, pollution, chemical explosions. But there is yet another environmental problem that Houston will likely be dealing with for months...

It's back-to-school season in Texas. Wondering how you can make this school year your most sustainable yet? We've rounded up some resources for both teachers and parents alike. Let's start with the parents...

After a short break, the Texas Legislature has returned to Austin for a 30-day special session (which officially began on Tuesday). As a reminder, the Texas Legislature usually only meets for 140 days every other year. That is, unless the governor decides to call them all...