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).
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.
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.
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.
The mission of CleanTX is to accelerate the growth of the cleantech industry in Texas through information exchange, thought leadership, and strategic partnerships. Founded in 2006, CleanTX is the nonprofit economic development and professional association for cleantech in Central Texas, a $2.5 Billion industry that employs 20,000 individuals.
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 Natural Gardener is one of the most beautiful and unique garden centers in the world. It’s like a candy store for gardeners, but non-gardeners love it, too. It’s a fun, beautiful, educational destination for everyone. Bring the whole family to The Natural Gardener- even the dog!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.