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Community News + Partner Posts
Austin Resource Recovery

Give a great story for a safe and waste-free holiday

About The Author This post was written by the team at Austin Resource Recovery. Austin Resource Recovery is the city department responsible for trash, recycling, & composting services in Austin. Action Box Celebrate the holidays this year in a way that is eco-friendly and COVID-safe.

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Thanksgiving
Community News + Partner Posts
Austin Resource Recovery

Stay Safe And Waste Not This Thanksgiving

About The Author This post was written by Ashley Pace and Keri Greenwalt from Austin Resource Recovery. Austin Resource Recovery is the city department responsible for trash, recycling, & composting services in Austin. Action Box Celebrate Thanksgiving this year in a way that is eco-friendly

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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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[Re]Verse Pitch Winners
Community News + Partner Posts
Austin Resource Recovery

[Re]Verse Pitch Winners Announced

Summary In this guest post, Austin Resource Recovery reveals the winners of the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition, which challenges Austinites to turn “waste” materials into the foundations of new business enterprises. About The Author This post was written by Austin Resource Recovery, our city’s trash, recycling,

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Earth Day
Community News + Partner Posts
Janis Bookout

What Happened to Earth Day 2020?

About The Author Janis Bookout is the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin, as well as one of the organizers of Community Resilience Trust, a grassroots coalition that came together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the goal of making Austin a more equitable

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Protect Our Waste Collection Workers
Community News + Partner Posts
Austin Resource Recovery

Protect Our Waste Collection Workers

Summary ARR Director Ken Snipes thanks Austin’s sanitation workers for keeping our city safe and clean and asks the public to help ensure their safety. About The Author Ken Snipes in the Director of Austin Resource Recovery, the city department responsible for residential curbside collection

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Heart Shaped Food
1 News Item You Should Know, Explained
Amy Stansbury

How To Feed Thousands During A Pandemic… And Do It Fast.

Summary The need for emergency food resources has put a strain on Austin’s traditional food network, forcing the city, entrepreneurs, and nonprofits to get a bit more creative. Action Box If you want to help the growing number of Austinties in need of food, consider

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Austin Skyline
Community News + Partner Posts
Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter

Passage of Austin Energy’s 2030 Resource Plan

Summary In March, Austin City Council approved the latest update to the Austin Energy Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan, which basically determines where Austin will get its energy for the next 10 years. In this guest blog, the Sierra Club runs down the good

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