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IPCC Report
Community News + Partner Posts
PublicCitizen

The IPCC Report: How Texas Cities Stack Up On Climate

About The Author This sponsored post was written Michael Coleman of Public Citizen Texas, a nonprofit advocacy organization that fights for clean energy, energy efficiency, and clean government. Action Box Stay informed on Public Citizen’s climate activism by following Public Citizen Texas on Facebook. This

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Compost - 1
Community News + Partner Posts
The Austin Common

How To Curbside Compost In Austin

About Austin Resource Recovery This post is sponsored by our community partner, Austin Resource Recovery, the city department whose mission is to achieve zero waste by providing excellent customer services that promote waste reduction, increase resource recovery, and support the City of Austin’s sustainability efforts.

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Soccer Stadium
Community News + Partner Posts
Office_Of_Sustainability

New Soccer Stadium Keeps it “Verde”

About The Author This post was written by the City of Austin Office of Sustainability. Their mission is to protect and improve Austin’s quality of life now and for future generations by leading efforts to achieve net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, a healthy & just

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David Brearley
Community News + Partner Posts
Office_Of_Sustainability

Net-Zero Hero: David Brearley

About The Author This post was written by the City of Austin Office of Sustainability. Their mission is to protect and improve Austin’s quality of life now and for future generations by leading efforts to achieve net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions, a healthy & just

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Gifts
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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