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July 2022

Assault Rifles – What can be done?

July 13, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Assault rifles

LWVTX is co-hosting a webinar "Assault Rifles - What can be done?" with the Texas State League of Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the NAACP Texas State Conference on July 13th, 2022 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. CST. Panelists will include Art Acevedo, former Chief of Police…

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Irrigation Scheduling 101 Lunch & Learn

July 22, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Irrigation Scheduling 101

Join Austin Water Environmental Compliance Specialist Senior and licensed irrigator David Turnage to learn the basics of scheduling an automatic irrigation system. This virtual lunch and learn will help customers with irrigation systems learn the programming basics. You'll leave with a wealth of scheduling recommendations…

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White Antiracist History; White Antiracist Mobilization: Lessons From the Life of Anne Braden

July 26, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
anne braden

Anne Braden (July 28, 1924 – March 6, 2006) was an American civil rights activist, journalist, and educator dedicated to the cause of racial equality. In celebration of her birthday, UWSA is hosting an online, two-hour workshop, “White Antiracist History; White Antiracist Mobilization: Lessons From…

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Districts 3, 5, & 9 Budget Community Meeting

July 30, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Austin City Hall

Council Members Sabino "Pio" Renteria, Ann Kitchen, and Kathie Tovo are joining together to host a Budget Town Hall for residents of Districts 3, 5, and 9. The meeting will be hosted via Zoom and will include a presentation from city staff about the proposed…

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August 2022

District 8 Budget Town Hall

August 1, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
District 8 Budget Town Hall

I’d like to invite you to attend this year’s District 8 Budget Town Hall, from 6:00-7:00 PM this Monday, August 1st. We’ll be using the virtual format, allowing you the opportunity to participate from the comfort of your own home. Representatives of the city budget…

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District 6 Budget Town Hall

August 8, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
Austin City Hall

Austin City Council Member Mackenzie Kelly will be hosting a town hall meeting on the city's budget for District 6 residents. During the event, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the proposed budget and share your input/feedback.   You can register online here.

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Sierra Club Program – Conversation with Congressman Lloyd Doggett

August 9, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lloyd Doggett

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. In the future we will mix Zoom programs with in-person/hybrid programs. We'll start off with Announcements on current events... U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett will join us to discuss issues that affect us as Americans,…

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District 4 Budget Town Hall

August 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
District 4 Budget Town Hall

You deserve to be informed on the city’s budget, which will be finalized this month. Come to our virtual town hall to learn more about the budget from the city’s Budget Office and hear us answer YOUR questions about the process and the D4 priorities!…

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UWSA August 2022 Unlearning Circle

August 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

We invite you to join us for our upcoming Unlearning Circle on Sat, August 13, 2022, where we will continue to explore our role in building accountable communities. In previous Unlearning Circles we have explored safety and policing, the policing that is (or is not) happening…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

August 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Citizens' Climate Lobby Austin

The Austin CCL monthly meeting is this Saturday, August 13. Come say hello virtually...it could be a gathering marking an extraordinary moment in and accomplishment of the climate movement. The national CCL call begins at noon: cclusa.org/meeting. During our chapter meeting, we'll talk about the climate…

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Election Worker and Advocate Training: Accommodating Voters with Disabilities

August 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Election Worker Training

Join Disability Rights Texas and the League of Women Voters of Texas on Wednesday, August 17th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. CST for a webinar focused on giving election workers a deep dive into the needs of voters with disabilities and the legally required accommodations. The webinar…

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Civics 101: A Beginner’s Guide To Local Government

August 24, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Civics 101

Local government is important. It affects us all. Whether we're talking about the air we breathe, the water we drink, the energy we use, or the parks we play in, local government matters. And yet, most of us don't know how it really works... let…

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September 2022

Waterwise Landscape Rebate lunch and learn

September 7, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Waterwise

Tired of spending money on water needed to keep your grass green during a drought? Are you not using the lawn as much as you did when you bought your home? Thinking about creating a native plant bed in those all-day sunny areas of your…

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6 Ways to Protect Black Girls Virtual Workshop

September 8, 2022 @ 5:30 pm
6 Ways To Protect Black Girls

6 Ways to Protect Black Girls serves as a first step in learning what adultification bias is and how to change the narratives dictating how our children are viewed and treated. Please join us ~virtually~ on Thursday, September 8th, starting at 5:30 PM CT.

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UWSA September Unlearning Circle

September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

“To build community requires vigilant awareness of the work we must continually do to undermine all the socialization that leads us to behave in ways that perpetuate domination.” - bell hooks We seek to have conversations about institutional racism, unjust systems of oppression, and our accountability…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

September 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Citizens' Climate Lobby Austin

The Austin CCL monthly meeting is this Saturday, September 10. Come say hello virtually and hear the latest as we continue our work to save the climate. The national CCL call begins at noon: cclusa.org/meeting. During our chapter meeting, we'll focus on the efforts to get…

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Wild Neighbors Speaker Series: Diversity and Evolution of Texas Salamanders

September 30, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Salamander

Ruben Tovar received his bachelor's from The University of Texas at Arlington and his master's in Biology at Texas State University. He has collaborated with U.S. Fish and Wildlife, San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center to breed Texas blind salamanders, San Marcos salamanders, and Barton Springs…

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October 2022

UWSA Orientation

October 4, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

Undoing White Supremacy Austin is hosting an online orientation meeting next Tuesday, October, 4th 6-7 pm. Come join us to learn more about UWSA and how you can get involved. There are many different ways you can contribute your skills and interests to undo white supremacy…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

October 8, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Citizens' Climate Lobby Austin

The next Austin CCL monthly meeting is this Saturday, October 8. The national CCL call begins at noon: cclusa.org/meeting. The chapter meeting begins at 12:50. We'll learn about the Kigali Amendment, an important climate action, and we'll discuss the relationship between hurricanes and climate change. Also,…

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Community Conversations: Project Connect Anti-Displacement

October 10, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
community conversations

The City of Austin needs your support to help prevent displacement. Community feedback will help guide funding priorities for the next three years. In 2020, Austin voters approved Project Connect. Our local public transit system will expand to connect more parts of our city than ever…

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Sierra Club Program: Texas Legislature Candidates’ Forum

October 11, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Texas Capitol Building

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. We'll start off with Announcements on current events... Tonite's main program is a Texas Legislature candidates' forum. We plan to have a number of candidates for office introduce themselves, give their position on key…

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Harmful Algae in Austin’s Water – What’s Your Lawn Got to Do with It?

October 25, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Landscape Training

Since 2019, Austin has experienced harmful algae in Lady Bird Lake. This past summer, City scientists also detected it at Barking Springs. Lawns can contribute to this problem! The nitrogen and phosphorous in fertilizers wash to creeks and lakes, which helps the dangerous algae grow.…

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Aquifer Storage And Recovery Community Workshop

October 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Aquifer Storage And Recovery

Join Austin Water at an upcoming virtual or in-person community workshop to discuss Austin’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project. ASR is a water supply strategy to store available water in an aquifer for later recovery and use. As work continues to determine the most…

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Aquifer Storage And Recovery Community Workshop

October 27, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Aquifer Storage And Recovery

Join Austin Water at an upcoming virtual or in-person community workshop to discuss Austin’s Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) project. ASR is a water supply strategy to store available water in an aquifer for later recovery and use. As work continues to determine the most…

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November 2022

Landscape Transformation Ordinance

November 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Landscape Ordinance

Based on feedback, Austin Water staff has narrowed down options for the irrigation and landscape ordinance affecting new single-family homes and irrigation systems. Join us to chat about it and have your voice heard!

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Sierra Club Program ONLINE: Nature Based Low Carbon Solutions

November 8, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Nature Based Solutions

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. You can RSVP here. We'll start off with Announcements on current events... Tonite's main program is Nature Based Low Carbon Solutions, with Robin Rather. Environmental activist and sustainability advocate Robin Rather specializes in socioeconomic research…

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Water Forward University lunch and learn

November 9, 2022 @ 11:30 am
Water Froward

Join us for a brown bag session to learn more about Water Forward, Austin’s 100-year Integrated Water Resource plan. During this session staff will provide an overview of our water resources and how the Utility is planning to adapt to growth, drought, and climate change…

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Making Art As A Community

November 9, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Planet Texas 2050

In 2016, the City of New Orleans received $141 million from the Department of Housing & Urban Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition Grant for the Gentilly Resilience District – a combination of investments and infrastructure projects in the Gentilly neighborhood designed to reduce flood risk,…

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UWSA November Unlearning Circle

November 12, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

Join us for our November 12 Unlearning Circle: Building Skills to Talk About Race! Sat. 11/12/22 from 10am-noon CST Please join us on zoom November 12th from 10am-12:00 for our Unlearning Circle Building Skills to Talk about Race. The Unlearning Circles for October through December will help…

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December 2022

Zilker Park Vision Plan Community Meeting

December 7, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Zilker Park Vision Plan

Participate at one or two Community Meeting options for the Zilker Park Vision Plan! Wednesday, December 7: Virtual meeting at 6PM Saturday, December 10: Open house meeting from 10AM to 2PM at McBeth Recreation Center in Zilker Park. More info: The Zilker Metropolitan Park Vision…

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January 2023

Sierra Club Program ONLINE: Plastic Reduction Project

January 10, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Plastic

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. We'll start off with Announcements on current events... Tonite's main program is the Plastic Reduction Project, with Sean Winn. This presentation will focus on a project to get restaurants to shift away from single-use items…

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February 2023

License Plate Reader Policy: Community Input Session

February 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
license plate reader input

The Austin Police Department will host two community input sessions on the use of automated license plate readers. There will be two sessions, one in-person and one virtual via Zoom. Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided at both events. In-Person: January 30, 2023, at 6…

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Climate Conversation Panel

February 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

CLIMATE CORNER February 2023: Geothermal Can Work in Texas Geothermal is a renewable energy source used to heat and cool buildings, supply hot water to your house, and create energy for the electric grid with zero CO2 going into the atmosphere.  This energy source runs…

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Wild Neighbors Speaker Series: Texas Groundwater Fauna

February 17, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Texas Groundwater Fauna

Join us on Friday February 17 from noon-1pm for the Wild Neighbors Speaker Series: Texas Groundwater Fauna with Benjamin Hutchins. Benjamin is a researcher and educator in the Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center at Texas State University. His research focuses on the distribution of…

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March 2023

[Re]Verse Pitch – Material Supplier Pitch Event

March 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
reverse material supplier pitch event

Entrepreneurs, are you looking for inspiration? Interested in creating a social impact company to help in Austin's efforts of reaching zero waste? Small business owners, are you looking to replace a virgin material input or interested in developing a new vertical? Compete in the verse…

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Our Future 35 Facebook Live Event

March 2, 2023 @ 11:00 am
Our Future 35 Livestream

Have questions about the Our Future 35 project or want to learn more about how to get involved? Tune in to CPO’s Facebook page on March 2nd at 11am for a live Q&A. Answers will be provided by subject matter experts: Mike Trimble, Corridor Program…

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Austin Water Waterwise Rebate Lunch and Learn

March 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Waterwise Lunch & Learn

Do you wish your water summer water bills weren’t so high when you are trying to keep your landscape alive in extreme central Texas weather? Have you ever thought, “Do I really need that much turf grass on my property?” Join Austin Water to learn…

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Imagine Austin Speaker Series: Equity-Focused Approaches to Community Engagement

March 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Rain To River Community Engagement

The City of Austin Housing and Planning Department, in partnership with the Watershed Protection Department (WPD), invites the community to participate in the upcoming Imagine Austin Speaker Series! The City of Austin’s Watershed Protection Department (WPD) is building their new strategic plan, Rain to River,…

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March Unlearning Circle: Analyzing Power

March 11, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

Please join us on zoom, March 11, from 10am-12:00 for our Unlearning Circle Analyzing Power. As we move back into unlearning circles this year, we wanted to lean into our roots as a group committed to organizing to undo racism with grounding in organizing principles from…

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Water Forward University: Equity & Affordability

March 29, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Water Forward University

Join us to learn more about how Austin Water is incorporating equity and affordability in the City’s 100-year integrated water resource plan, Water Forward. Originally adopted by Council in 2018, the purpose of the Water Forward plan is to ensure a sustainable water supply for…

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April 2023

Austin Light Rail Virtual Town Hall

April 6, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Light Rail Open House

Couldn't make it to the Project Connect Open House at the Central Library? Here's a *virtual* opportunity to learn about updates to the light rail system from the Austin Transit Partnership (ATP), to see what’s next for Project Connect, and to share your feedback. AGENDA…

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Sierra Club Program ONLINE: Climate Restoration

April 11, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Climate Restoration

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. We'll start off with Announcements on current events... Tonite's main program is Climate Restoration. Join Peter Fiekowsky, founder of the climate restoration movement, and his co-author, Carole Douglis, to hear how we can restore…

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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Thursday Zoom Meeting

April 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 12, 2023

Free

The Plastic Reduction Project gathers monthly via zoom to catch up on how projects are going, discuss upcoming actions and events, refresh who wants to be involved with which initiatives, and to get to know one another better. We aim to reduce plastic production, consumption,…

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Meet the Contractor for The Confluence

April 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Confluence

The City of Austin and Waterloo Greenway Conservancy are preparing for construction of The Confluence, the second phase of the Waterloo Greenway. During this webinar, we'll introduce the construction contractor for this project. We will also provide an overview of the project and respond to…

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TALKING ABOUT THE WEATHER: A conversation on climate, land, and language

April 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Planet Texas 2050

Just as the impacts of climate change vary geographically, so do our conversations and the language we choose to use around climate disasters. This event encourages us to consider how we discuss land, water, nonhuman life, colonialism, the changes impacting each of us, and how…

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Rainwater Harvesting Lunch & Learn

April 27, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting is gaining popularity as a way to conserve water resources and save on utility bills. By utilizing stored rainwater to water plants, individuals can help alleviate the demand on the city's water supply between rain events. Whether you're considering a small rain barrel…

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Water Quality Protection Lands Speaker Series: Watersheds & Conservation

April 28, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
water quality protection lands

Join us on Friday April 28 from noon-1pm for the next webinar in the Water Quality Protection Lands Speaker Series: Watersheds & Conservation with Robin Gary, Director of Watershed Protection and Conservation Science for the Watershed Association. Drought and groundwater demand are impacting many Hill…

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May 2023

Community Meeting on Austin Light Rail Options: District 3

May 1, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
District 3 Light Rail Meeting

Join me and the Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) on Monday, May 1st for a virtual community meeting! We want your input as we shape and design the Austin Light Rail. RSVP here.  All meetings will be broadcast in English and Spanish. ----------- Not sure which…

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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Thursday Zoom Meeting

May 11, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 12, 2023

Free

The Plastic Reduction Project gathers monthly via zoom to catch up on how projects are going, discuss upcoming actions and events, refresh who wants to be involved with which initiatives, and to get to know one another better. We aim to reduce plastic production, consumption,…

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Irrigation Scheduling 101 Lunch & Learn

May 12, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Irrigation Scheduling

Join Austin Water Environmental Compliance Specialist Senior and licensed irrigator David Turnage to learn the basics of scheduling an automatic irrigation system. This virtual lunch and learn will help customers with irrigation systems learn the programming basics. You'll leave with a wealth of scheduling recommendations…

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Homeless Shelter Informational Meeting

May 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 20, 2023 at 10:00 am

Austin City Hall

The City of Austin’s Homeless Strategy Division will host informational meetings to inform the community about temporary homeless shelter capacity expansion and answer community member questions. There will be three informational meetings on May 17, 18 and 20, 2023. “As a City, we remain committed to an approach that prioritizes reducing and ultimately ending…

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Homeless Shelter Informational Meeting

May 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on May 18, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on May 20, 2023 at 10:00 am

Austin City Hall

The City of Austin’s Homeless Strategy Division will host informational meetings to inform the community about temporary homeless shelter capacity expansion and answer community member questions. There will be three informational meetings on May 17, 18 and 20, 2023. “As a City, we remain committed to an approach that prioritizes reducing and ultimately ending…

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Homeless Shelter Informational Meeting

May 20, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on May 18, 2023 at 10:00 am

One event on May 20, 2023 at 10:00 am

Austin City Hall

The City of Austin’s Homeless Strategy Division will host informational meetings to inform the community about temporary homeless shelter capacity expansion and answer community member questions. There will be three informational meetings on May 17, 18 and 20, 2023. “As a City, we remain committed to an approach that prioritizes reducing and ultimately ending…

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Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

May 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Mental Health First Aid Training

Take a class. Save a life. Strengthen your community. Virtual Blended Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a 2-hour, online, Self-Paced Introduction Course, followed by a 6-hour instructor led, interactive training, using videoconferencing technology at Central Standard Time (CST). Participants will be able to become…

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June 2023

Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Thursday Zoom Meeting

June 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 12, 2023

Free

The Plastic Reduction Project gathers monthly via zoom to catch up on how projects are going, discuss upcoming actions and events, refresh who wants to be involved with which initiatives, and to get to know one another better. We aim to reduce plastic production, consumption,…

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Irrigation Scheduling 101 Lunch & Learn

June 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Irrigation Lunch & Learn

Join Austin Water Environmental Compliance Specialist Senior and licensed irrigator David Turnage to learn the basics of scheduling an automatic irrigation system. This virtual lunch and learn will help customers with irrigation systems learn the programming basics. You'll leave with a wealth of scheduling recommendations…

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Sierra Club Program ONLINE: Coral Reefs

June 13, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Life On The Rocks - 2

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. We'll start off with Announcements on current events... Tonite's main program is Championing Coral Reefs, with Juli Berwald. Coral reefs are a microcosm of our planet: diverse, interconnected, full of wonders, and threatened by our…

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Landscape Survival Tools Lunch and Learn

June 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Landscape Survival Tools

Did you know that you can keep your yard healthy and use less water at the same time? The key is proper landscape maintenance! To help, Austin Water offers rebates for mulch, compost, and core aeration through the Landscape Survival Tools rebate program. Join us…

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July 2023

Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Thursday Zoom Meeting

July 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 12, 2023

Free

The Plastic Reduction Project gathers monthly via zoom to catch up on how projects are going, discuss upcoming actions and events, refresh who wants to be involved with which initiatives, and to get to know one another better. We aim to reduce plastic production, consumption,…

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Irrigation Efficiency Lunch & Learn

July 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Lunch & Learn

Join Austin Water Environmental Compliance Specialist Senior and licensed irrigator David Turnage to learn all about common irrigation issues. We'll discuss irrigation coverage and efficiency problems, how to make simple adjustments, irrigation repairs, and summertime scheduling strategies.

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Budget 101: Civic Power Up

July 17, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Budgetland

Where do your property taxes go? How much does the City of Austin spend on parks, libraries, police, firefighters, and more? How can you influence the future of the city's budget? We'll be going over all the basics in the first session of our Civic…

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Building A Budget For The Community: Civic Power Up

July 18, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Budgetland

Daniela Silva, of Equity Action, will be joining us to talk all about the Community Investment Budget campaign. This is an effort being led by 40 local organizations to encourage City Council to prioritize making investments in community health, affordability, sustainability, & equity in their…

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What About The Legislature? Civic Power Up

July 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Budgetland

The Texas Legislature impacts local budgets in lots of ways. In the past few years, the Legislature has passed several laws that limit how cities can spend their money & how much money they can raise in property taxes. And just last month, the Legislature…

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Schools, Recapture, & Taxes: Civic Power Up

July 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Budgetland

For this session, we're bringing in Lynn Boswell (an AISD school board member) to answer all of your burning questions about the biggest portion of your property tax bill (schools), how the state funds public education, and how the heck recapture works. She'll also fill…

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Food Planning Listening Session

July 27, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Food Plan Listening Sessions

Join us throughout the summer for our family-fun Listening Sessions with interactive activities, free food, and a mini resource fair. Share your vision for what you want to see for the Austin/Travis County food plan. Our next sessions will be held on the following dates:…

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District 8 Budget Town Hall

July 31, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
District 8 Budget Town Hall

Mark your calendars for Monday, July 31 at 6:00 p.m. for a City Budget Town Hall! This will be hosted over Zoom. I look forward to hearing your budget priorities in this process.

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August 2023

Online VDR Training

August 7, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 19, 2023 at 10:00 am

Online VDR Training

Are you ready to help register Travis County citizens to vote? Our training team provides classes using Zoom. You must register for this event at least 24 hours in advance at https://campsite.bio/tcvdr. A Volunteer Deputy Registrar or VDR is a volunteer trained and appointed by…

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Online VDR Training

August 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on August 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 19, 2023 at 6:00 pm

Online VDR Training

Are you ready to help register Travis County citizens to vote? Our training team provides classes using Zoom. You must register for this event at least 24 hours in advance at https://campsite.bio/tcvdr. A Volunteer Deputy Registrar or VDR is a volunteer trained and appointed by…

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Sierra Club Monthly Program: Environment Texas

August 8, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Luke Metzger

This month's Sierra Club meeting will feature a presentation from Luke Metzger of Environment Texas. Click here to join the zoom event. Clean water, clean air, open spaces with healthy lakes, rivers and forests; sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out —…

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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Thursday Zoom Meeting

August 10, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 12, 2023

Free

The Plastic Reduction Project gathers monthly via zoom to catch up on how projects are going, discuss upcoming actions and events, refresh who wants to be involved with which initiatives, and to get to know one another better. We aim to reduce plastic production, consumption,…

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Landscape Transformation Ordinance public input meeting

August 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Landscape Ordinance

This virtual meeting will be the last time to offer input on the Landscape Transformation Ordinance effort for newly built single-family residential properties. The project will help Austin Water's Water Conservation staff meet the initiatives of the Water Forward Plan approved by City Council. The…

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GoGrant Informational Webinar

August 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
GoGrant Webinar

Join us to learn about Movability's micro-grant program and ask staff questions. Movability will start accepting applications for a new round of GoGrant funding on August 21. In this webinar you'll learn more about GoGrant and have a chance to ask staff questions so you…

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Online VDR Training

August 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on August 7, 2023 at 6:00 pm

One event on August 19, 2023 at 10:00 am

Online VDR Training

Are you ready to help register Travis County citizens to vote? Our training team provides classes using Zoom. You must register for this event at least 24 hours in advance at https://campsite.bio/tcvdr. A Volunteer Deputy Registrar or VDR is a volunteer trained and appointed by…

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GoGrant Applications Open August 21st-September 15th

August 21, 2023
Free

Austin-based employers can receive up to $7,500 to support sustainable commute options for employees. Projects can be infrastructure (like bike racks) or programmatic (like a subsidized vanpool program). Learn more and apply here. To support sustainable mobility options, the GoGrant program from Movability provides financial…

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AE Resource Generation Plan Update: Community Meeting For Small Businesses

August 29, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Austin Energy Logo

Austin Energy is seeking community feedback as it updates the Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2030 (2030 Plan). The 2030 Plan commits Austin Energy to continue safely delivering clean, affordable and reliable energy sufficient to meet customer demands while pursuing the City of…

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AE Resource Generation Plan Update: Community Meeting For Residential Customers

August 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Energy Logo

Austin Energy is seeking community feedback as it updates the Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2030 (2030 Plan). The 2030 Plan commits Austin Energy to continue safely delivering clean, affordable and reliable energy sufficient to meet customer demands while pursuing the City of…

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September 2023

Key Issues on Texas Water Planning and Conservation

September 6, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Texas Water Planning

One would be hard-pressed to find someone to disagree with the precept that water is essential to all facets of life. However, beyond that generality, things tend to get fuzzy. How water is procured and delivered to our homes, fields, and businesses feels obscure and…

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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Thursday Zoom Meeting

September 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 12, 2023

Free

The Plastic Reduction Project gathers monthly via zoom to catch up on how projects are going, discuss upcoming actions and events, refresh who wants to be involved with which initiatives, and to get to know one another better. We aim to reduce plastic production, consumption,…

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Climate Migration: How could sea-level rise impact Central Texas?

September 20, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Climate Migration

The City of Austin Planning Department invites the community to participate in the Imagine Austin Speaker Series webinar, Climate Migration: How could sea-level rise impact the U.S., including Central Texas?, on Wednesday, September 20, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Click here to register. Austin just crossed the benchmark…

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October 2023

Water as Muse and Collaborator in Community-Based Arts Practice

October 4, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Water As Muse

Water has always existed as a paradox. It creates and destroys; it heals as well as harms. Water shapes the land both by carrying away and leaving behind, telling the stories of the earth over and over again. Artists are among many who ask us…

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Zero Waste Block Leader Orientation

October 9, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Zero Waste Block Leader

Are you recycling, composting or reusing more than you’re throwing away? Help the City of Austin achieve its goal of reaching zero waste by 2040 by joining Austin Resource Recovery's Zero Waste Block Leader Program. The program connects green-minded community advocates and neighbors to help educate and…

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INVESTING IN COMMUNITY – JOINT INCLUSION TOWN HALL

October 24, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Austin skyline

The City of Austin’s Quality of Life Commissions are holding three budget townhalls in October 2023 and November 2023 to prepare their budget recommendations for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The Investing in Community budget town hall meetings will serve as community listening sessions to determine what communities need right…

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November 2023

Before, During & After the Flood: Multiple Perspectives on Planning, Response, and Recovery

November 1, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Before, During, And After The Flood

Floods usually happen suddenly. The sky rips open, the rivers and streams quickly fill, followed by the fields and streets. Before long it can become a life-threatening emergency with people trapped in their homes or cars. However, there is a long ‘before’ and a long…

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Collecting Rain for your Landscape

November 16, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
Collecting Rainwater

Did you know that Austin Water has programs that incentivize the collection of rainwater? Collecting rainwater in a barrel or cistern is a great way to ensure your plants are getting the water they need between rain events. Allowing rainwater to infiltrate on your property…

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Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup Meeting

November 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup

Join the Office of Police Oversight for the first quarterly Police Oversight Implementation Workgroup meeting on November 21, 2023, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. We invite community members to attend this meeting to learn about the City's progress in implementing Proposition A and Resolution 99.…

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Giving Tuesday Virtual Event: Home For The Holidays

November 28, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Home For The Holidays

Join Foundation Communities for a Virtual Giving Tuesday Event, hosted by Amy Stansbury from The Austin Common in conversation with our very own Executive Director, Walter Moreau.   You'll take a virtual tour of our newest communities, hear incredible stories from resilient residents and learn more about how you can…

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December 2023

Drought Contingency Plan update

December 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Drought Contingency Plan Update

Austin Water is currently working to update our Drought Contingency Plan for submission to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality by May 1, 2024. During this virtual meeting with Austin Water Conservation Division staff, we will discuss the current Drought Contingency Plan, as well as…

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Austin Light Rail: User Experience Open House

December 13, 2023 @ 5:30 pm
Austin Light Rail User Experience Open House

Support the design of the new light rail! Be a part of our design process that puts people first. In-person events: Nov 16, Dec 5 & 6Virtual event: Dec 13 (Zoom link here) If you live, work, or play in Austin, Austin Transit Partnership wants to…

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January 2024

Sierra Club Program ONLINE: Carbon Capture

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Carbon Capture

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. We'll start off with Announcements on current events... Tonite's main program is CARBON CAPTURE - Monitoring, Safety, and Geologic Impact of Underground CO2 Injection, with Dr. Katherine Romanak. Dr. Romanak is an expert in near-surface…

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Resilience Roundtable: Histories of Urban Water Management

January 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Histories Of Urban Water Management

Today, urban dwellers tend to think about where their water comes from only when it stops flowing, or when it flows too much. This water usually makes it to residential consumers through an extensive and technologically sophisticated infrastructure that remains largely invisible outside times of…

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Zero Waste Block Leader Orientation

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Zero Waste Block Leader

The orientation is required to join the Zero Waste Block Leader (ZWBL) program. We will cover the benefits, expectations, and answer any questions. We will also provide an overview of Austin Resource Recovery Programs and Services. This meeting will be held virtually over Zoom. Please register…

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Water Forward Virtual Workshop

January 24 @ 6:00 pm
Water Forward Input

We're updating Austin's 100-year water plan & want your feedback! We'll have an in-person workshop on Jan 23rd at 6pm at the Permitting and Development Center (6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr, Austin, TX 78752, Room 1406) and a virtual workshop on Jan 24. More info about…

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How To Become A City of Austin Board/Commission Member

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Board/Commission Member

If you're looking for a way to make a meaningful difference and impact policy in Austin... this is it. City of Austin boards and commissions are made up of regular Austinites (just like you!), who volunteer their time to advise City Council on important issues.…

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February 2024

Sierra Club Program ONLINE: The Data Guy

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Data Guy

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. We'll start off with Announcements on current events... Tonite's main program is The Data Guy – He’s Got the Numbers, with Jay Blazek Crossley. Is Austin ready for an actual sustainable, equitable future? Land use,…

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What’s on the Ballot: Primary Election 2024

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What's On The Ballot 2024 Primary

Jessica Foreman will lead a discussion of what is on the ballot on Thursday, February 15, 2024, from 6:00 PM until 7:30 PM Central Time.   Videoconference information will be provided in an email once registration is complete. Register here.

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Austin Light Rail Open House

February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Austin Transit Partnership

Austin Light Rail is Moving Forward: Austin is growing, and so is the need for more transit options. Implementation of Austin Light Rail has begun, including the effort to secure federal funds. ATP is advancing required studies to support the federal process. Please join us…

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March 2024

Austin Water Waterwise Rebates Lunch ‘n’ Learn

March 6 @ 12:00 pm
Waterwise Lunch and Learn

Ditching delicate plants that wilt w/ the slightest weather? Learn how you can get money back for upgrading to drought-tolerant plants that handle extreme heat & freezing temps! Join us on March 6 at noon for a Waterwise planting Lunch & Learn. Register here.  

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April 2024

A Community Dialogue on Housing Justice and Land Use in Austin

April 2 @ 6:00 pm
Housing And Land Use Conversation

Although the City of Austin has recently seen declines in housing prices, working-class families continue to face displacement pressures, lack of quality housing options, and ongoing struggles to keep their families housed in Austin’s high cost of living. Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities, along with…

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Food Plan Virtual Review

April 3 @ 5:00 pm
Austin Food Plan

Join us for a virtual review the draft goals and strategies to be included in the upcoming Austin-Travis County food plan. We want to hear from you on what we got right, what we missed, and what we can improve upon. Your voice is invaluable…

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Rainwater Harvesting Lunch ‘n’ Learn

April 4 @ 12:00 pm
Rainwater Harvesting Lunch and Learn

Did you know that Austin Water has programs that incentivize rainwater harvesting? Collecting rainwater in a barrel or cistern is a great way to ensure your plants are getting the water they need between rain events. Allowing rainwater to infiltrate on your property by using…

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