350 Austin is a local, grassroots organization committed to the goals and strategies of 350.org (an organization that uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, take money out of the companies that are heating up the planet, and build 100 percent clean energy solutions that work for all).
Founded in 1975, American YouthWorks connects youth and young adults with innovative education, career training, and service projects through two programs, Texas Conservation Corps and YouthBuild Austin. Program participants engage in paid jobs training and learn new skills to address critical issues in our community such as building micro homes for unhoused residents, disaster response and recovery, environmental resilience, and helping people access affordable housing and healthcare.
Austin Creative Reuse is a nonprofit organization that collects, sells, and distributes donated reusable materials. They’re giving materials a second life with their new Creative Reuse Center, located at 2005 Wheless Lane.
Austin Energy is more than just an electric utility. We are 1,700 of your friends and neighbors with a mission to safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. As a community-owned utility, we're a not-for-profit enterprise of the City of Austin working to make sure we can meet and exceed the needs of those we serve. This is how Austin Energy strives to be Customer Driven and Community Focused.
The City of Austin created the nation’s first green building program in 1990. Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) is now the nation’s most successful sustainable building program. AEGB encourages Central Texans to design and construct more sustainable homes and buildings. Their mission is to lead the transformation of the building industry to a sustainable future.
The electric vehicle EVolution is here! Electric vehicles are fun to ride and drive and can save you money while helping the environment. Now is the time to say goodbye to gas and save with Austin Energy.
Formerly known as Solid Waste Services, Austin Resource Recovery provides residential curbside collection of trash, recycling and yard trimmings in the City of Austin. Additional services include sweeping streets, collecting dead animals, operating a drop-off center for household hazardous waste and collecting bulk items and large brush.
The Austin Transportation Department is committed to providing the most safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable roadway, bikeway, walkway and transit system for our community.
Austin Youth River Watch is a multi-year, after-school and summer program for high school students, combining peer mentoring with intensive environmental education. AYR students collect, analyze, and publish water-quality data from Austin-area streams and rivers. They report their data to local and statewide agencies.
Bike Austin is Austin's home for bike advocacy, community, & resources. Bike Austin envisions an Austin with a comprehensive bicycle network enabling people in the region to comfortably, safely and efficiently use a bike for transportation and recreation.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of Carbon Fee and Dividend (as a solution to climate change), CCL trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with elected officials, the media and their local community.
Clean Water Action is a 1.2 million member strong national grassroots environmental organization. Clean Water Action fights for the future of our planet with the voices of concerned citizens from all over the nation.
Counter Culture is a local vegan restaurant that strives to offer healthy plant-based food at a reasonable cost. Counter Culture’s vision is inspired by an ethos that includes a desire to promote healthy living, a devotion to protecting the environment, a heartfelt concern for animal welfare, and a commitment to community participation.
The Office of Sustainability provides leadership, influences positive action through engagement, and creates measurable benefits for Austin by achieving Net-zero community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2050; A healthy and just local food system; Resource efficient strategies for municipal operations; Tangible projects that demonstrate sustainability; A resilient and adaptive city.
Environment Texas’s mission is to transform the power of our imaginations and our ideas into change that makes our world a greener and healthier place for all. Environment Texas researches the challenges confronting our environment and advocates for solutions.
Festival Beach Food Forest is a grassroots pilot project neighboring the Festival Beach Community Garden and RBJ Residential Center in East Austin. We have transformed 2/3rds of an acre of City Park Land into an edible forest garden where visitors can openly forage and enjoy fresh food on the shores of Lady Bird Lake. Fruits, nuts, vegetables and herbs now flourish in this experimental pilot project to reclaim the public commons.
KOOP (pronounced koh-op as in “co-op”) is a community radio station in Austin, TX, owned and operated by its members in a cooperative structure depending primarily upon its volunteers and supporters for all operations of the station. KOOP provides a diverse array of programming, emphasizing programs that deal with local issues and/or serve communities which are under-served by the mainstream media.
MEASURE is a public education & advocacy organization that empowers people to use data to tell their own story. Today, MEASURE is responsible for mobilizing communities that are furthest from the opportunity to fight against systemic disparities in health, economics, criminalization & education through the CARE Model.
MoveATX is a coalition of community leaders, advocates, activists, and organizations that want to see a better mobility future for Austin and all of its residents. MoveATX believes that providing more mobility choices, more safety, and more multi-modal infrastructure will result in reduced congestion, fewer accidents, and a more equitable city.
With more than 1.6 million members and supporters beside us, we are the voice of America’s national parks, working to protect and preserve our nation’s most iconic and inspirational places for present and future generations. We celebrate the parks — and work tirelessly to defend them — whether on the ground, in the courtroom or on Capitol Hill.
Planet Texas 2050 is a research initiative at the University of Texas at Austin. They direct their research towards finding solutions that will help make our communities more resilient and better prepared for the looming stressors of climate change and an increasing urban population. To do that, Planet Texas 2050 is bringing together architects, archaeologists, city planners, public health experts, geologists, engineers, computer scientists, artists — and more.
Public Citizen Texas is a nonprofit advocacy organization that fights for clean energy, energy efficiency, and clean government. They work to put the interests of ordinary Texans first in a state where too many politicians are beholden to the oil and gas industry.
The Save Our Springs Alliance works to protect the Edwards Aquifer, its springs and contributing streams, and the natural and cultural heritage of the Hill Country region and its watersheds, with special emphasis on Barton Springs.
Save Barton Creek Association (SBCA) works to preserve Barton Springs, the Barton Creek watershed and contributing watersheds of the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer through public education, conservation, and public policy advocacy.
Shoal Creek Conservancy is a proud steward of the 13-square-mile Shoal Creek watershed in Austin, Texas. They champion the Shoal Creek watershed in order to create a healthy and vibrant community.
The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club is a volunteer organization of over 5000 members. Their goal is to ensure that the Austin area remains a healthy and vibrant place to live. The Sierra Club believes that the health of the human world is inextricably linked to the health of the natural world, and they offer a wide variety of activities and volunteer opportunities to support their goal.
Sustainable community development involves balancing economic prosperity, environmental stewardship and social well-being. SFA's program emphasizes sustainability through the humanities and social sciences, increasing your knowledge and passion to advocate for sustainable practices in career and life.
Our mission is to protect, enhance, and connect the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. Since our formation in 2003 as a 501(c)(3), we have fulfilled our mission through careful improvements to the Trail’s infrastructure and environment, while honoring the original vision of the Trail’s founders.
TreeFolks is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to empower Central Texans to build stronger communities through planting and caring for trees. Since 1989, TreeFolks volunteers and staff have planted 1.6 million trees in Central Texas at schools, parks, in medians, right of ways, community gardens, greenbelts and on private lands to restore the Lost Pines in Bastrop County.
Founded in 1976 as Westcave Preserve, the mission of Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center is to inspire people to develop a lifelong practice of enjoying and protecting nature. They accomplish this through educational programs, collaborative alliances, and conservation of their beautiful 76-acre preserve.