From the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin - Most people never think twice about their trash; they just throw it “away.” But there is no “away,” and across Texas—and right here in Austin—communities being dumped on or exploited by the waste industry are rising up...

Remember when Austin had a plastic bag ban? Remember when it got overturned by the Texas Supreme Court? Today, we have a little update for you. State Representative Gina Hinojosa (who represents part of Austin in the state Legislature) just filed a bill that would allow Austin to reinstate...

From Texas Campaign For The Environment - Come to one of Austin's most creative annual events and support Texas Campaign for the Environment! Be amazed as amateur and professional designers showcase garments made out of at least 90% recycled materials. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, signature event...

Any Project Runway fans out there? This event is pretty much your dream come true. The annual Trash Makeover Challenge is this Saturday, September 22nd from 6pm to 10pm at the AFS Cinema. Fashion designers from all over the country will be competing to design the best garments made out of at least 90...

Texas has long been home to oil refineries, manufacturing plants, and landfills. But what happens when these facilities close? Spill a harmful chemical? Or don't follow the best environmental and safety practices? That's the question the Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund looked into with their...

Just because the Texas Supreme Court struck down Austin's plastic bag ban doesn't mean the fight is over. Late last month, Austin City Council passed a resolution instructing the city manager to work with city staff and volunteer advisory commissions to encourage retailers to continue to honor the ordinance...

Guest Post - from Texas Campaign For the Environment This guest editorial was written by Andrew Dobbs, Central Texas Program Director and Legislative Director of Texas Campaign for the Environment A lot goes into Austin’s identity as a “green” city. Two of the most important - our...

From the Plastic Free Challenge and Texas Campaign For The Environment - The Earth Day Soiree sponsored by The Plastic Free Challenge to benefit Texas Campaign for the Environment will be on Sunday April 22nd starting at 7pm. Come celebrate our love for planet Earth and help protect her. Live music...

With less than a month left in the Texas legislative session, it seems like time for another update. Here's a few eco- and Austin-related bills that we've got our eyes on: The issue: Air Quality - As you might know, ozone pollution is a major problem...