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Water, water everywhere… and not a drop to spare. It’s a saying for a reason, especially in Texas! That’s why we write stories about floods, droughts, water quality, and water quantity.

Artists For Aquifers
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

These Local Artists Are Fighting For Clean Water

Sponsored Post – from the Environmental Fund of Texas    Like music? Beer? What about clean water?   On Saturday, October 5th you can enjoy all three at “Artists For Aquifers,” a live music showcase at AquaBrew in San Marcos. The event will be held from 4:30pm to midnight and will feature a

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Brewshed Black Star Coop
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

What Makes A Great Beer? Clean Water.

Hops. Grains. What is it exactly that makes a great beer?   According to the Texas Brewshed Alliance, the answer is water.   “Protecting your water is protecting your beer,” says Thomas Waymouth, program director for the Texas Brewshed Alliance, a coalition of breweries, environmental nonprofits, and individuals, all working

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Mississippi River
Nature In The City
Amy Stansbury

#7 – American Music and Rivers

Nature In The City Podcast, Season Two, Episode 7: American Music And Rivers   Each year, we follow along with Dr. Kevin Anderson, a geographer and philosopher managing the Environmental Research Center for the City of Austin, as he shares his knowledge about the world

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Swimming in Shade Balls
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Are We Swimming In Shade Balls?

Guest Post – Janis Bookout Janis Bookout is a local environmental leader and the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin. My son Ryan gets excited about YouTube videos. It’s a source of inspiration for him. Anyway, he showed me a YouTube video about 96 million

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Net Zero Hero Jerry
Austinites You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Net-Zero Hero: Jerry Bramwell

Sponsored Post – from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability  Meet our newest Net-Zero Hero, Jerry Bramwell! In 2013, Jerry and his wife Lauree made the decision to move from Houston to Austin to be closer to family. They ended up buying the home

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Texas Brewshed
Austin Orgs You Should Know
Amy Stansbury

Protecting Your Water Is Protecting Your Beer

Let’s be honest. Sometimes, it can be pretty hard to get people to pay attention to environmental issues. Enter the Texas Brewshed Alliance. This new initiative from the Wimberley Valley Watershed Association is on a mission to raise awareness of the importance of land and water conservation in

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Groundwater To The Gulf
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Eco Training Opportunity For Teachers: You Can Apply Now!

Sponsored Post – from the Colorado River Alliance Teachers! It’s time for you to have some fun for a change. Crawl through a cave. Wade through a creek. Experience science in action with the Colorado River Alliance’s Groundwater To the Gulf Summer Institute. Groundwater To The Gulf is

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Creek Show Installation
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

How To Attend This Weekend’s Creek Show

Explore your creative side this weekend with the Creek Show, hosted annually by the Waller Creek Conservancy.  Through November 17th (from 6pm to 10pm) there will be six new pieces of light-based art displayed along Waller Creek between 9th and 11th streets downtown. The entire event is free, open to the public,

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Texas Flooding
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Disaster Relief Efforts Amid Texas Flooding

Sponsored Post – from Texas Disposal Systems In recent weeks, Central Texas has faced historic bouts of flooding which has resulted in devastating property damage, water shortages, and boil water notices throughout the region. When disaster hits – whether it’s a hurricane, storm, or flood

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Rain
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

What Did Last Week’s Water Crisis Teach Us?

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

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Hill Country Home
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

This Weekend, Celebrate Eco-Friendly Living

Sponsored Post – from the Hill Country Alliance      The Hill Country Living + Rainwater Revival FESTIVAL returns to the Dripping Spring Ranch Park on Saturday, October 20th from 10am to 5pm. This free, one-day event promises something for everyone who loves the Texas Hill Country

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Bastrop Water
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Bastrop’s Water Wars

Guest Editorial by – Al Braden Al Braden is a local environmental activist and photographer.  The Bastrop area is ground zero for so many competing players – all wanting to put big straws in the ground – all fighting for the same Simsboro Aquifer water.

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