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Who doesn’t love to play outside? But in a city that’s growing as quickly as Austin, available greenspace is harder and harder to find. That’s why we write stories about land conservation efforts… along with some fun tips for exploring all the natural resources Austin has to offer.

Healthy Streets Sign
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Amy Stansbury

Healthy Streets Program Means More Space For Walking & Biking

Summary The new Healthy Streets program closes certain Austin streets to through traffic, making more space for pedestrians. Action Box Bring the Healthy Streets program to your neighborhood by filling out the city’s recommendation form. Just click here. Add this to one of the many

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Kaboom
Community News + Partner Posts
Amy Stansbury

How To Build A Playground In Just 6 Hours.

Want to help build a brand-new playground in Austin? Want to do it in just six hours?   That’s what’s possible with KaBOOM!   KaBOOM is national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids, especially those living in poverty, great, safe places to play. On November 6th, they’re building

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World Rainforest Day
Climate Change
Amy Stansbury

The Amazon Is Burning… But What Exactly Does That Mean?

You’ve read the headlines. You’ve seen the photos. The Amazon is burning.   But what exactly does that mean? Earlier this week, we sat down with Marshall Huggins, chief of staff with the Rainforest Partnership, and asked him this exact question.   (The Rainforest Partnership

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Ilya
Austinites You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Net-Zero Hero: Ilya Shmulenson

Sponsored Post – from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability      Meet Ilya Shmulenson, Deputy Director at PEAS (Partners for Education, Agriculture, and Sustainability). When Ilya was growing up, he didn’t have access to outdoor learning. It wasn’t until he attended college that he

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World Rainforest Day
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Stories From The Front lines Of Conservation

Fanny Cornejo loves monkeys. Ten years ago, she actually spent five months living with yellow-tailed woolly monkeys in Peru.   No people. Just a tent, weekly supply drops, and steep mountains.   Which made following the fast-moving monkeys difficult. So difficult that in the beginning,

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Molly Stevens
Austinites You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Raising A Generation Of Nature Lovers

Molly Stevens grew up in nature.   “As a young child, my father used to get us up early in the morning,” Molly said in a recent interview with AEN. “It was kind of like going to church.”   As Molly remembers it, her father

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World Rainforest Day
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Saturday is World Rainforest Day. Here’s How To Celebrate.

Where does your food come from? It’s a simple question, but according to the folks at the Rainforest Partnership, it’s an important and impactful one. That’s because about 80 percent of global deforestation is caused by agricultural production (especially from products like beef, palm oil,

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Barton Creek Greenbelt
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Ranking Austin's Park System… How Does It Stack Up?

#43. That’s where Austin’s parks system ranks amongst the 100 largest cities in the US. The ranking comes from the Trust For Public Land’s annual ParkScore rankings. The top three cities were Washington DC, St. Paul, and Minneapolis. The ParkScore is based off of four main criteria – acreage, investment, amenities,

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Barton Creek Greenbelt
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Ranking Austin’s Park System… How Does It Stack Up?

#43. That’s where Austin’s parks system ranks amongst the 100 largest cities in the US. The ranking comes from the Trust For Public Land’s annual ParkScore rankings. The top three cities were Washington DC, St. Paul, and Minneapolis. The ParkScore is based off of four main criteria – acreage, investment, amenities,

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