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February 2022

February UWSA Unlearning Circle

February 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

Unlearning racism is necessarily vulnerable. It requires us to take accountability for the ways in which our behavior can cause harm. Yet many of us struggle to be vulnerable and take accountability out of fear that we will be punished and shamed if we get it “wrong.” So…

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Austin Transit Partnership: Virtual Town Hall

February 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 12, 2022 at 11:00 am

Austin Transit Partnership

Join us at one of the virtual town hall meetings. You will have the opportunity to share insights, concerns, and ask questions on how ATP might best guide Project Connect. Our consultant team is asking for the community’s help to develop the right questions ATP…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Citizens' Climate Lobby Austin

Chapter meeting Saturday, February 12! Get the latest on climate legislation--and hear about our campaign to reach out to Texas conservatives, network with other volunteers, and plan for individual actions for the coming month. The meeting starts promptly at 12:50, and ends by 2:00. Zoom…

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The Peoples’ Summit – Truth & Reconciliation

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Peoples' Summit

Please join us for “The Peoples' Summit- Truth and Reconciliation" we are holding at the Texas State Capitol on February 15, 2022 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. The summit's goal is to uncover the true impacts of Winter Storm Uri on the storm's one-year…

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Zilker Park Vision Plan Community Meeting #4: Plan Concepts

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zilker Park Vision Plan

You are invited to participate in the fourth virtual Community Meeting for the Zilker Park Vision Plan. During the meeting, we will present several illustrative plans that bring together ideas from previous alternatives and community input. Please join us to submit your comments and additional…

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Resilience Hubs: Designing Critical and Equitable Community Infrastructure in Response to Climate Disasters

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Resilience Roundtable

Planet Texas 2050 invites you to a semester-long Resilience Roundtable panel discussion series featuring leaders across the academic, non-profit, government, advocacy, and commercial sectors. Roundtables will include 2-3 speakers and a moderator from the Planet Texas 2050 leadership team and will be organized around topic areas drawn from…

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What’s On My Ballot? Explaining The March Primary Election

February 16 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Primary - 1

Did you know? The Texas primary election is on March 1st (and early voting begins February 14th). And there is a lot on the ballot this year, across all three branches (legislative, executive, judicial) and at all levels of government (federal, state, county). Panicking a bit because…

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Austin Energy Equity Project Community Meeting

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Energy Community Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to seek feedback from the community on ways to improve how Austin Energy delivers energy conservation and sustainability programs to underserved communities.

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APD Camera Use: Share Your Opinions

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Shape The Future Of Public Safety

Austin's City Council and City Manager want your opinion on the Austin Police Department’s (APD) rules related to how and when officers use their camera equipment. The Office of Police Oversight (OPO) is organizing events and surveys to collect feedback from community members. The Office…

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Quality of Life Commissions Townhall on Access and Engagement

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
quality of life commissions town hall

The City of Austin’s Quality of Life Commissions are holding three virtual townhalls this month to prepare their budget recommendations for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The townhalls will serve as listening sessions for the commissions to decide what communities need right now and how their…

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Quality of Life Commissions Townhall on Public Safety and Health

February 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
quality of life commissions town hall

The City of Austin’s Quality of Life Commissions are holding three virtual townhalls this month to prepare their budget recommendations for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. The townhalls will serve as listening sessions for the commissions to decide what communities need right now and how their…

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2022 [RE]verse Pitch – Material Supplier Pitch Event

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2022 Material Supplier Pitch Event

During the opening pitch event, you will hear from businesses and institutions consistently generating or collecting by-product, surplus or otherwise underutilized materials streams in Austin, Texas that could be put to higher and better use in new social enterprises. Join us for a virtual presentation…

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March 2022

APD Camera Use: Share Your Opinions

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Shape The Future Of Public Safety

Austin's City Council and City Manager want your opinion on the Austin Police Department’s (APD) rules related to how and when officers use their camera equipment. The Office of Police Oversight (OPO) is organizing events and surveys to collect feedback from community members. The Office…

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DOPE Inaugural Assembly

March 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
imagine

On Saturday, March 5, AJC invites you to the first DOPE Quarterly Assembly of 2022. During this assembly, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the DOPE program, meet our new DOPE leads, and help us build and shape what the DOPE program…

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Common Waters: A Demonstration Project for the Butler Trail and Lady Bird Lake

March 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arts On The Trail

About: Join us for a virtual workshop to learn about the Common Waters project and meet the creatives selected to design the installation. The Workshop will offer an immersion into three themes that are important to public art along the Butler Trail: Cultural Preservation, Climate…

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Sierra Club Climate Change Committee Meeting

March 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sierra Club Climate Change Committee

Climate Change Committee Meeting Join us on Zoom! https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 In-person events have been cancelled for all Sierra Club activities through February 2021. Dang. You can also join our Zoom video conference here: https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 . 6:30-7:15 or 7:30 - Presentation to be announced 7:15-8:00 Climate Change Committee Meeting…

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Sierra Club Monthly Program: Capital Area Master Naturalists

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Texas Master Naturalists

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 Capital Area Master Naturalists (CAMN), with Lisa Audiffred, David Cook and Andrew Harrod. CAMN is a chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist (TMN) program,…

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APD Camera Use: Share Your Opinions

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Shape The Future Of Public Safety

Austin's City Council and City Manager want your opinion on the Austin Police Department’s (APD) rules related to how and when officers use their camera equipment. The Office of Police Oversight (OPO) is organizing events and surveys to collect feedback from community members. The Office…

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Chicken keeping class

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free
Chicken Keeping Class

Join the chicken keeping community! Keeping chickens is a great way to keep your food waste out of the landfill. Chickens can recycle your food scraps. Chicken keeping and composting methods go hand-in-hand to keep food waste out of the landfill while creating healthy soil.…

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UWSA March 2022 Unlearning Circle

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

Shifting the systems that address harm requires us to understand that our current legal system is rooted in the multi-generational and ancestral socialization of racism. As white people, we have been socialized to believe that violent legal, criminal, and carceral systems–systems rooted in punishment and…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

March 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Citizens' Climate Lobby Austin

CCL Austin has our monthly meeting this Saturday, March 12. This month's get together will feature a segment on upcoming lobbying opportunities in this redistricting "between-times." We'll also learn how CCL has contributed significantly to some big-impact, bipartisan climate legislation. Come say hello virtually and…

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SBCA’s March Happy Hour with PODER

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SBCA March Happy Hour

Interested in Austin's transition into a tech hub and what that means for our environment? Then attend our next Happy Hour! SBCA is excited to hold our next Happy Hour of 2022 on Monday, March 14th at 7 PM on Zoom. This month, we welcome…

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APD Camera Use: Share Your Opinions

March 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on March 2, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 9, 2022 at 6:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Shape The Future Of Public Safety

Austin's City Council and City Manager want your opinion on the Austin Police Department’s (APD) rules related to how and when officers use their camera equipment. The Office of Police Oversight (OPO) is organizing events and surveys to collect feedback from community members. The Office…

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Resiliency Insights: Professional Development Seminar

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Resiliency Insights

With a changing climate leading to more frequent extreme weather events, including flooding, heatwaves and severe winter weather, the planning and architecture profession is facing a sense of urgency around designing buildings and communities that are better prepared to meet rapidly changing conditions. In this…

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Lights Out Texas Webinar for Austin Businesses

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Lights Out Austin

Did you know that most birds migrate at night? They often use the moon, stars, and sun to navigate. Light pollution can interfere with these signals and cause a serious problem for birds: they might be thrown off course or become so disoriented that they…

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Making In Systems

March 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Making In Systems

How do artists and scientists think about systems, interconnectedness, and networks in similar and different ways? How can artists and scientists collaborate to increase the visibility of ecological systems? The panelists in Making in Systems visualize, translate, and study systems and networks through living sculpture, recycled materials,…

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Aquifer Storage & Recovery Community Workshop

March 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Aquifer Storage And Recovery

Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) is a water supply strategy to store available water in a natural aquifer during wet times for later recovery and use. Austin Water is currently studying aquifers in our region to determine the most favorable areas for an Aquifer Storage…

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Climate Defenders Empowerment Circle

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Citizens' Climate Lobby Austin

Join a new gathering of the Austin Citizens' Climate Lobby to meet other like-minded people who care deeply about climate change, and also experience the feelings that come with it. Our initial meeting will be this Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 pm. We plan to…

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THRIVE Applicant Webinar

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thrive Applicant Webinar

Are you Black, Indigenous and/or a person of color (BIPOC) and tired AF? Are you sick with pandemic exhaustion and sooo over this capitalist system out here trying to push you to keep going like it's a normal ass Monday and nothing is wrong? Do…

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Aquifer Storage & Recovery Community Workshop

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on March 29, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Aquifer Storage And Recovery

Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) is a water supply strategy to store available water in a natural aquifer during wet times for later recovery and use. Austin Water is currently studying aquifers in our region to determine the most favorable areas for an Aquifer Storage…

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April 2022

Sierra Club Climate Change Committee Meeting

April 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sierra Club Climate Change Committee

Climate Change Committee Meeting Join us on Zoom! https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 In-person events have been cancelled for all Sierra Club activities through February 2021. Dang. You can also join our Zoom video conference here: https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 . 6:30-7:15 or 7:30 - Presentation to be announced 7:15-8:00 Climate Change…

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Circular Meet-Ups: Let’s Close the Loop

April 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
circular meetup april

Join the City of Austin’s Circular Economy Program for a virtual networking series, Circular Meet-Ups. Happening the first Tuesday of every other month, Circular Meet-Ups provide an opportunity for local business owners, start-ups and sustainability professionals across all industries to connect and learn more about…

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AJC Monthly General Body Meeting

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
AJC General Body Meeting

If you want to learn more about the Austin Justice Coalition, you've come to the right place. Join us for our general body meeting where you can meet the team, learn what's going on in the organization, how you can get involved, and hear from…

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Zero Waste Block Leader Orientation

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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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Green by Design 2022

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Free
Green By Design 2022

Green by Design is now online! Learn how to build, remodel, or buy green homes that improve energy and water efficiency, increase comfort, and reduce maintenance. The workshops are designed to provide a choice of topics based on your green building needs. Sessions are hosted…

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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Friday Zoom Meeting

April 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

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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UWSA Unlearning Circle

April 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

Join us as we wrap up our three-part series on Transformative Justice. We have explored what transformative justice is, the movement away from punishment as a solution to harm and a focus on the socialization of shame and blame which are embedded in us as…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

April 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CCL April 9th

It's time again for the Austin CCL monthly meeting, which will be this Saturday, April 9. Learn about Austin Earth Day events and how to help, as well as social media and other actions CCL is taking in support of Ukraine and moving away from…

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The World Of Food: The Ecological Impact Of Our Meals

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
World of Food

Are you ready to take your next step toward caring for our environment?  Inspired by the shmitta year, CAA is leading a 4-part series, open to the entire community, focused on learning and action around climate change. In the words of Pirkei Avot, “We do…

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Sierra Club Monthly Program: Useful Wild Plants of Texas

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free
wild plants

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 “Discovering the Lost Planet Underfoot - Useful Wild Plants of Texas", with Scooter Cheatham. Texas is the hub of a botanical domain spanning the…

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Imagine Austin Speaker Series: Results from the 2020 U.S. Census: Takeaways and Trends for Central Texas

April 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm
2020 Census

The nation’s 2020 U.S. census touched virtually every person and household in the country. It reflects our racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity and is a major foundation of our nation’s representative democracy. Census data informs decisions related to redistricting, the number of seats per state…

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Radical Advocates Academy Applicant Webinar

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Racial Justice Academy

ANNOUNCING / CELEBRATING: THE AJC RADICAL ADVOCATES ACADEMY! APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN | https://bit.ly/3DM1CG3 | Get paid & certified to advocate for social justice #THEAJCWAY through our new 12-month training program! Register for our 1st webinar on April 14th here https://bit.ly/3KfHKgZ WHY? The intersecting issues…

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Green by Design 2022

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Free
Green By Design 2022

Green by Design is now online! Learn how to build, remodel, or buy green homes that improve energy and water efficiency, increase comfort, and reduce maintenance. The workshops are designed to provide a choice of topics based on your green building needs. Sessions are hosted…

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SBCA Happy Hour with Hill Country Alliance’s Sydney Beckner

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
SBCA April Happy Hour

Join us for our monthly Happy Hour next week! For April, we will be joined by Sydney Beckner, the Water Program Manager of Hill Country Alliance! Sydney will be presenting HCA's "State of the Hill Country" Report. This project defines and calculates eight metrics for…

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Green by Design 2022

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm

One event on April 21, 2022 at 7:00 pm

Free
Green By Design 2022

Green by Design is now online! Learn how to build, remodel, or buy green homes that improve energy and water efficiency, increase comfort, and reduce maintenance. The workshops are designed to provide a choice of topics based on your green building needs. Sessions are hosted…

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May 2022

Sierra Club Climate Change Committee Meeting

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sierra Club Climate Change Committee

Climate Change Committee Meeting Join us on Zoom! https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 In-person events have been cancelled for all Sierra Club activities through February 2021. Dang. You can also join our Zoom video conference here: https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 . 6:30-7:15 or 7:30 - Presentation to be announced 7:15-8:00 Climate Change…

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How to be a Green Business Leader

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free
small business week session

Whether you're an established green business or just getting started, the Austin Green Business Leaders program can help you protect the environment, save money, and make Austin a more livable place. The Austin Green Business Leaders Program, offered by the Office of Sustainability, wants to…

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Circular Economy Business Essentials

May 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
small business week session

The workshop will be led by members of Austin's Circular Economy Program. It is hosted in partnership with the City of Austin's Economic Development Department as part of National Small Business Week (May 2-6). Workshop Overview: 12:00-12:20: Understanding circular economy as a business concept Brief overview…

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Austin Cooperative Experts Panel Discussion

May 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Free
small business week session

Cooperatives are changing our economy, one resilient small business at a time! You can be part of it. In this interactive panel discussion, participants will meet Austin cooperators from a variety of different types of industries and approaches. Panelists will share their experiences starting, owning,…

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RADICAL ADVOCATES ACADEMY APPLICANT WEBINAR

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
radical advocates academy

ANNOUNCING / CELEBRATING: THE AJC RADICAL ADVOCATES ACADEMY!   APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN | https://bit.ly/3DM1CG3 |   Get paid & certified to advocate for social justice #THEAJCWAY through our new 12-month training program! Register for our 2nd informational webinar on May 7th.   WHY? The intersecting issues that…

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Climate Equity Plan: What Does It Mean for Austin?

May 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free
Climate Equity Plan Webinar

Austin’s Climate Equity Plan was created with input from nearly 200 community members with an intentional focus on engaging racially and economically diverse residents about the challenges, barriers, and opportunities facing historically excluded groups. The Austin Climate Equity Plan includes the bold and aggressive goal…

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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Friday Zoom Meeting

May 13 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

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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UWSA May 2022 Unlearning Circle

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
UWSA Meeting

We hope you will join us for May’s Unlearning Circle where we will explore our role in building accountable communities. Historically, white folks relied heavily on police for everyday problems. But thanks to leadership and guidance from communities of color, the tides are turning: every…

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

May 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Citizens' Climate Lobby Austin

The Austin CCL monthly meeting is this Saturday, May 14. We'll be talking about some surprising endorsements of carbon pricing -- "unexpected messengers" -- and hear from the Plastics Reduction Project. Come say hello virtually and hear the latest as we continue our work to save the…

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June 2022

People’s Hearing on TCEQ Sunset

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
TCEQ People's Hearing

The People's Hearing is your chance to share your vision for a clean, healthy environment in Texas. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is undergoing Sunset Review at the state legislature. It's like a performance review of the agency that is supposed to protect…

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6 Ways to Protect Black Girls Virtual Workshop

June 9 @ 5:30 pm
6 Ways To Protect Black Girls

Learn how you can eliminate adultification and change the narratives dictating how Black girls are viewed and treated. Presented by Truckers Against Trafficking & Busing on the Lookout (BOTL) 6 Ways to Protect Black Girls serves as a first step in learning what adultification bias…

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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Friday Zoom Meeting

June 10 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

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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Reconstructing Environmental (In)Justice

June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Reconstructing Environmental Injustice

Environmental injustice refers to the uneven distribution of environmental benefits and burdens based primarily on race, but also other marginalizing factors such as income and gender. In this conversation, Dr. Bruno will describe how this phenomenon spans across Texas and its history, with a focus…

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SBCA June Virtual Happy Hour with Austin Water Utilities

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Aquifer Storage And Recovery

MONDAY 6/13 @ 7pm on Zoom Monthly Happy Hour is back! Thanks for staying tuned as we took a break last month. This June we are joined by Helen Gerlach and Marisa Flores-Gonzalez of City of Austin’s Water Utilities Department. Helen and Marisa will be…

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Water Forward Virtual Workshop

June 14 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Water Forward

Water Forward is Austin’s 100-year integrated water resource plan to develop and implement diverse and environmentally conscious water management strategies to adapt to growth, drought, and climate change and ensure a sustainable, resilient, equitable, and affordable water future for our community for the next 100…

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Water Forward Virtual Workshop

June 22 @ 6:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2022 at 6:00 pm

Water Forward

Water Forward is Austin’s 100-year integrated water resource plan to develop and implement diverse and environmentally conscious water management strategies to adapt to growth, drought, and climate change and ensure a sustainable, resilient, equitable, and affordable water future for our community for the next 100…

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PrEP For All Town Hall

June 22 @ 7:00 pm
PrEP For All Town Hall

The PRIDE Health Lab is hosting a Town Hall in partnership with TENT and TransFORWARD to discuss our PrEP For All research project regarding long-acting formulations of PrEP for transgender and gender diverse Texans. The event will begin with a short presentation on long-acting PrEP,…

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July 2022

Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Friday Zoom Meeting

July 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

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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Citizens’ Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Citizens' Climate Lobby Austin

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. The national call will feature Nathanial Stinnett from the Environmental Voter Project speaking on that organization's work leading up to the…

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State legislators and the future of transportation

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
future of transportation

State legislatures are a key partner in the provision of the transportation systems and services that drive metro area regions and their economies. State governments and their local government partners are responsible for nearly three-quarters of total U.S. expenditures on transportation, and that share has…

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Professional Development Seminar – Equitable Community Engagement

July 12 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
equitable community engagement

Equitable development involves supporting underserved communities through programs and policies that foster healthy, vibrant places. Community engagement provides an opportunity for project teams and neighborhood groups to create strong and livable communities together. In this seminar, local organizations will discuss ways to frame community engagement…

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Sierra Club Monthly Program – ONLINE: The Austin Energy Rate Case

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
renewable energy

Our monthly Austin Sierra Club meeting will be online via Zoom. In the future we will mix Zoom programs with in-person/hybrid programs. ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/5133069449 We'll start off with Announcements on current events... Tonite's main program is Assuring a Clean Energy Future in Austin and Texas:…

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Assault Rifles – What can be done?

July 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Friday Zoom Meeting

August 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

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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UWSA August 2022 Unlearning Circle

August 13 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Friday Zoom Meeting

September 9 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

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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UWSA September Unlearning Circle

September 10 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Friday Zoom Meeting

October 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

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

October 25 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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Plastic Reduction Project — 2nd Friday Zoom Meeting

November 11 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2022

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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UWSA November Unlearning Circle

November 12 @ 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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