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As the city’s Equity Office says, “Austin has a long history of systemic racism and racial inequity that continues today.” That’s why we apply an equity lens to everyday reporting, writing stories that investigate the intersection of equity and the outdoors, climate change, and even the food that we eat.

Why Community-Led Disaster Response Is So Important

Summary Angelica Erazo and a team of volunteers are building a community-based website to help Austinites looking for help during COVID-19 find the resources they need. Action Box Volunteer as a fact-checker or translator for “So one thing we know for sure, is that

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Pete Rivera
Austin Places You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

What’s Next For This East Austin Green Space?

Tucked away in East Austin is a rare thing – a piece of undeveloped land, complete with panoramic views of the city that surrounds it. For years, residents of the nearby Springdale-Airport and Hog Pen neighborhoods have been pushing for it be cleaned up (part

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Once There Were Six Seaons
Austin Orgs You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Wrestling, Climate Change, And Puppets

What does WWE wrestling have to do with climate change? Ask the artists behind “Once There Were Six Seasons,” a show about climate change premiering in Austin on April 19th. The show is a production of the Glass Half Full Theatre, an Austin-based group that uses puppetry and physical

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People's Tribunal
Amy Stansbury

Power At The People’s Tribunal On Harvey Recovery

Guest Post – from the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club By Larisa Manescu, Lone Star Chapter Communications Coordinator “You see all these commercials, ‘Houston’s come back.’ Houston hasn’t come back. We still need somewhere to stay… I’m not asking for charity. I’m just

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Pure Castings
Amy Stansbury

Organizing To Close An Industrial Facility In East Austin

After 10 years of organizing for the closure of the Pure Castings industrial metal foundry in east Austin, PODER (People Organized In Defense of Earth and her Resources) announced last weekend that the facility has officially relocated to Lockhart, Texas. PODER had long raised concerns about the facility because of

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