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Hi fellow Austinite! 
It’s so nice to meet you. Welcome to The Austin Common, the local news site that gives you what  you need to know to be informed and make a difference.
 
Our goal is to help you make a positive impact on the world… whether you just want to support local businesses or become the next Leslie Knope, Greta Thunberg, Malala  Yousafzai, or the Lorax.  (Insert your favorite do-gooder here, real or fictional). 
 
Fundamentally, we believe that everyone has something great to share with the world,  regardless of your age, income, or background and we’re so  excited for you to join our community. 
 
Bottom line – we’re here for you and we’re here to do a little good in this world. So  please,  start exploring the site and don’t hesitate to reach out if you ever want to chat. 
 
—– In love and gratitude 
Amy, Brandi, Kourtney, and the rest of The Austin Common Team
 
 

What we Do...

We Keep It Brief

We keep it brief.

Because we know you already have 100,000 emails in your inbox and an entire Instagram feed of puppies and cookie decorating videos to get through.

We Actually Explain The News

We actually explain the news.

Because we know that the last really good civics lesson you had was School House Rock… and the only line you can remember is, “Yes, I’m only a bill, up on Capitol Hill.”

We keep it positive.

We keep it positive.

Because the world is on fire, and Facebook is spying on us, and everyone is prepping for nuclear war, and college debt is rising, and a virus has us all stuck at home staring at our computer screens… and nobody needs yet another media outlet depressing them!

We give you clear steps for action.

We give you clear steps for action.

Because what good is knowing that the climate is changing or inequality is rising if you can’t actually do anything to stop it?

We keep it nonpartisan.

We keep it nonpartisan.

Because the world really doesn’t need another talking head, does it? That’s what cable news is for. We’re not here to get in political arguments. We’re here to share the facts.

We keep it local.

We keep it local.

Because this is where we actually live, damn it! And this is where we can have the biggest impact.

What We Do (a bit more specific)

News

News

All of our news coverage is locally focused, with an emphasis on transportation, housing, equity, climate, zero waste, and food.

Jobs

Jobs

On our Jobs For he Common Good page, you'll find a roundup of the newest job openings at local companies/ organizations that are actually doing good... for their customers, their employees, our community, and the planet.

Events

Events

On our Common Good Calendar, you'll find picks for the best social impact, eco, and civic events to attend in central Texas.

Action Items

Action items

Embedded throughout our website and news coverage are plenty of action items. Just look for the symbol above and you'll find clear and impactful things you can do to make a positive difference in Austin, whether you've got a few minutes or a few hours to spare each week.

As seen on social media

Social media

On our Instagram and Facebook pages you'll find a slew of unique, social-media only content with things like behind-the-scene tours, livestreams, takeovers, and news recaps.

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Membership clubs

Looking for a stronger sense of community? Join one of our individual membership clubs - The Common Club and the Common Good Professional Network.