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Earth Day Austin
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Earth Day Exhibitor Perks

Sponsored Post – From Earth Day Austin This Year’s Earth Day Is One Not To Miss There is truly something extraordinary about this year’s Earth Day 2017! This year, the star of the show is the huge array of immersive activities. Just a few of

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Earth
Blogs
Janis Bookout

Showcasing Austin’s Transportation Future at Earth Day Austin

Sponsored Post – from Earth Day ATX Earth Day ATX, Rocky Mountain Institute, City of Austin Transportation Department and Capital Metro have joined forces to showcase a self-driving vehicle at Earth Day Austin 2017 on April 22nd, noon to 7pm. The showcase, developed in partnership with an autonomous vehicle manufacturer,

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Earth Day ATX
Blogs
Janis Bookout

A Sneak Peak Inside Earth Day ATX

Sponsored Post – from Earth Day Austin As you may know, Earth Day ATX 2017 will be held at Huston-Tillotson University on April 22nd. You may not know however, that this year’s event will mark a clear departure from previous years in the scope and

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Nissan LEAF
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Big Discounts on Electric Vehicles

Always dreamed of owning an electric car? Well now might be the time to buy. Smart Charge America and Austin-area Nissan dealerships have teamed up to offer massive group buy discounts through March 31st. Austinites who sign up for the group buy can earn up

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Huston-Tillotson
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

Earth Day Austin Moves to Huston-Tillotson

Sponsored Post – from Earth Day Austin Earth Day Austin proudly announces a new partnership with Huston-Tillotson University as the hosts of Earth Day ATX 2017. After five great years at Mueller Lake Park, Earth Day at Huston-Tillotson creates opportunities to expand, diversify, and engage

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Yellow Bike Project
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Give Your Old Bike a Second Life

Have an outgrown, underutilized, or gently used bike lying around the house? Give it a second life with the new “Keep Kids and Bikes Moving” campaign, launched this month by Earth Day Austin, the Bicycle Sport Shop, and the Yellow Bike Project. Throughout the month

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Climate Change
Climate Change
Amy Stansbury

A Major Climate Milestone

Austin marked an important anniversary last week. February 15th was the 10th anniversary of the approval of the Austin Climate Protection Plan. Originally created in 2007 under the leadership of then-Mayor Will Wynn, the plan aimed to “make Austin the leading city in the nation in

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Simple Recycling Bags
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

What’s Going on With Clothing Recycling in Austin?

If you’ve been following the news lately, you might have heard about the city’s new curbside clothing recycling service. In December, Simple Recycling began a new partnership with the City of Austin, collecting used clothing and home goods from Austin Resource Recovery customers and recycling

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I Love You So Much
Blogs
Amy Stansbury

10 Years of Climate Leadership

Guest Post from the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability – This guest post is written by Lucia Athens, Austin’s Chief Sustainability Officer. It was originally published on February 14th on the Office of Sustainability’s website. Austin’s status as a leading city has been proven

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Christmas Lights
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Still have that old Christmas tree hanging around? Give it a new life by recycling it with Austin Resource Recovery. All collected Christmas trees will be turned into mulch, which will be given out for free to Austin residents starting January 19th at Zilker Park. That way

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Partridge in a Pear Tree
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Looking for the perfect holiday gift idea?

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your loved ones? How about a good ‘ole fashioned partridge in a pear tree? In celebration of the season, the local nonprofit organization TreeFolks is offering a holiday gift special. For a $100 donation, they’ll deliver a 5-gallon, ready-to-plant Kieffer

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Simple Recycling Bags
EcoBits
Amy Stansbury

Clothing Recycling Has Arrived in Austin

Did you know? Austin Resource Recovery customers send about 3,322 tons of textiles (clothing, bedding, towels, etc) to the landfill each year. That’s about to change. Starting December 5th all Austin Resource Recovery customers will have access to free curbside textile and housewares recycling services. Here’s how

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