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Below is a list of our Austin Common Partners. These are the businesses, nonprofits, and government departments that support our work. All Austin Common partners are vetted to ensure they’re doing good for their customers, employees, our community, and the planet. We only accept funding from organizations that meet those parameters. In the spirit of full transparency, we have listed all of our partners below. If you ever have a question or concern about where our funding comes from, feel free to contact us at info@theaustincommon.com 

 

Interested in joining this list? You can learn more about becoming an Austin Common partner here. 

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350 Austin

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).

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Austin Creative Reuse

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 Green Building

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.

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Austin Energy Electric Vehicles

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.

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Austin Resource Recovery

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.

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Austin Transportation Department

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.

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Austin Youth River Watch

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.

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Bike Austin

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.

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Citizens' Climate Lobby

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.

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Clean Water Action Texas

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.

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Counter Culture

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.

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City of Austin Office of Sustainability

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.

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Environment Texas

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.

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KOOP

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.

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MoveATX

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.

Planet Texas

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

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.

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Save Barton Creek Association

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.

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Save Our Springs Alliance

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.

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Shoal Creek Conservancy

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.

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Sierra Club Austin Group

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.

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TreeFolks

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.

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USGBC Central Texas

USGBC Texas is a 501c(3) organization dedicated to green building in the state of Texas. They are the only nonprofit green building coalition in Texas that fosters the advancement of sustainability and green building to promote healthy communities, people, and buildings.

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Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center

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.