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Climate change is such a big, global, and kinda scary topic. That’s why we write climate stories with a local lens and a focus on what you can do to actually make a difference.

A Brief History of Transportation Plans In Austin
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
The Austin Common

What Are Austin’s Plans For Fighting Traffic?

This post is sponsored by MoveATX. All Austin Common sponsors are screened by The Austin Common team to ensure they’re doing good for their employees, customers, our community, and the planet. With all the talk this election cycle about the future of transportation in Austin, you

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District 7
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

Your Guide To The District 7 City Council Race

Summary There are two candidates running to represent District 7 (central/north Austin) on City Council. Action Box Vote! Vote! Vote! And don’t forget to vote in these important local races as well. Live in central/north Austin? Interested in police reform? Our city’s response to homelessness?

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Climate Equity
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

The Austin Climate Equity Plan, Explained

Summary The City of Austin Office of Sustainability has just released a draft of the Austin Climate Equity Plan, which lays out a roadmap for Austin to reduce its emissions by 52% by 2030. Action Box Look through the new plan and then share your

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Office of Sustainability Solidarity
Community News + Partner Posts
Office_Of_Sustainability

Standing in solidarity against racism and injustice

Partner Post This post comes from one of our Austin Common community partners, The City of Austin Office of Sustainability. The Office of Sustainability is the city department that works on issues related to climate change, food policy, and green business. Action Box Have thoughts

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Earth
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

Climate Change & Central Texas: A Meteorologist’s Perspective

This post comes to us from one of our readers, Scott Johnson. Scott is a local community climate advocate who is passionate about sharing fact-based, well-researched information on climate change. Back in March, he collaborated with the Sierra Club to host an event featuring KXAN

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Climate Strike
Austinites You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Net-Zero Heroes: Matthew Kim and Emma Galbraith

Sponsored Post – from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability   Meet Matthew Kim and Emma Galbraith, our newest Net-Zero Heroes. Matthew and Emma are Austin-area high school students who recently helped lead the youth climate change demonstrations on September 20th at the Texas State Capitol. As part

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Solar Panel
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Why I’m Optimistic: Carbon Free By 2030

Guest Editorial – by Al Braden   Al Braden is a local environmental activist and photographer. He is also a member of the Electric Utility Commission Resource Planning Working Group, which is helping to advise Austin Energy and City Council on where Austin should get

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Dodie
Austinites You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Net-Zero Hero: Dodie Stillman

Sponsored Post – from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability    Meet our newest Net-Zero Hero, Dodie Stillman. Dodie is a certified Master Beekeeper who is passionate about honey bees and sharing her beekeeping knowledge. Dodie currently serves as the President of the Austin Area Beekeepers Association, where

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