SummaryIn this personal essay, local community activist Janis Bookout discusses the real danger of ignoring privilege in the midst of a global pandemic. About JanisJanis Bookout is the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin, as well as one of the organizers of Community Resilience Trust,...

SummaryIn this personal essay, local community activist Janis Bookout encourages Austinites to see the power in embracing social distancing and choosing to create a long-lasting, positive impact on our local community. About JanisJanis Bookout is the Executive Director of Earth Day Austin, as well as...

Hosted by UT's Environmental Justice and Ecotherapy student organization - We depend on nature for our health, well-being, and survival. There is a growing body of research that proves the many benefits of spending time in nature from simply walking in the park to using clinical...

Hosted by the Zinn Education Project - We are happy to announce that while in Austin for the National Council for the Social Studies annual conference, Zinn Education Project co-director Bill Bigelow will offer a free full-day workshop on teaching about climate change and environmental justice on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Bigelow...

Hosted by the Sierra Club, Public Citizen Texas, the Austin Environmental Justice Team, Extinction Rebellion ATX, and the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas - Join community members from the Rio Grande Valley and the Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas for a dinner and panel discussion to...

Hosted by the UT Campus Environmental Center - Join the Campus Environmental Center for their final meeting of the semester. The Austin Justice Coalition will be presenting on their Complete Communities initiative. This program was developed to fight for more equitable housing policies in the wake...

Hosted by the Sustainable Food Center - Sigue en español You’re Invited to the Food Justice Encuentro! The Encuentro is an ongoing bilingual community event open to the public, held at SFC’s office. Topic: Health Equity • Guest Speakers: Cherelle Vanbrakle: Community-Centered Health Home Manager at People's Community Clinic & Keegan...

Hosted by the Sierra Club - Facilitated by community organizers Dave Cortez and Shane Johnson, this afternoon workshop is the first in an ongoing series of workshops designed to support a growing network of activists who want to network, learn how to be better organizers, and...

Hosted by the Sunrise Movement ATX - Come out and plug into Sunrise Movement Austin! We'll reflect on all that we did in September and strategize around our future campaigns! About the Sunrise Movement: Sunrise hub based in Austin. We are building an army of young people to stop...

Hosted by Huston-Tillotson University - The modern environmental justice movement is rooted in the galvanizing recognition that our fates are linked to the places we live and work…and that often for people of color, those places are ignored, under-resourced, and overly burdened with polluted air, water,...