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Austin City Council adopted a resolution to become carbon neutral as soon as feasible, but no later than 2050. This is one of the most ambitious goals set by a city in the world and we are going to help with the development of the framework how to get there, and write up sector plan on what energy, waste, transportation and manufacturing sectors have to offer to make this a reality.

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FEAT, the Faith based Energy Action Team is bringing together houses of worship to promote climate stewardship and advocacy at their facilities, with their members and other organizations around town. FEAT meets every second Monday of the month at 7pm. Look for the invites on the FEAT page.

Our mission: Climate Buddies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that wants to empower people to include climate change considerations into every decision they make. We focus on live interaction with groups of people, for-profits, spiritual groups, public and academia. We focus on people, inspiration, guidance and are result driven. Anyone who wants to start to integrate climate considerations in decision making is welcome to join us or invite us for collaboration.

Our invitation to you: meeting the global energy and climate challenges

  • If you could work on meeting the greatest challenge humankind has ever faced, would you?
  • Would it surprise you to know that the climate and oceanic systems have been so perturbed by the massive burning of fossil fuels that the very continuation of human civilization is threatened?
  • Do you yearn to be able to say to your grandchildren, and theirs – and everyone else’s – that you did your part to leave the earth in a healthier condition than when you were born into it?
  • Many suspect that the time left to return the earth to a healthy, resilient condition capable of sustaining human civilization is short. The climate recovery challenge is in fact an energy issue, a challenge to increase both the energy available to power essential services and to make affordable, renewable energy accessible to all.
  • We must and can increase the supply of energy available while reducing the total greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy generation to near-zero rates.

Understanding these premises, we must have the courage to yearn for a credible possibility that each of us, and billions of others like us from all over the world, will become true caretakers for the earth – our planet that has given life to our kind; the creation which protects and nourishes us even in its injured state.

We believe in a world where if we take care of the earth, we can take care of the people. The economy is facilitating in this, not the starting point, just the result.

World Rainforest Day is this coming Thursday!

A word from Rainforest Partnership Executive Director, Niyanta Spelman: It is essential that we protect our rainforests if we want to stabilize our climate. The world needs to know how critical these precious ecosystems are to our planet's health. This inaugural World Rainforest Day is an incredible opportunity to educate the world, encourage action and celebrate our rainforests.

We, and countless other organizations around the world, work tirelessly all year long in protecting these forests. We envision World Rainforest Day as an annual day when we highlight, collaborate and celebrate our forests and our planet. Join me in Taking a Breath, and Thanking a Rainforest!

Read more here and see what you can do to help:
www.worldrainforestday.com/Act
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Austin Energy contributes close to 40% of all our greenhouse gas emissions and we are on our way to reduce that to NET ZERO by 2030. We are revising the generation plan and are asking for more renewable electricity and an ambitious start of the electrification of transportation. Both together done right can reduce our city emissions by 80%. Mark your calendars for a council hearing to show your support and ask for climate leadership. ... See MoreSee Less

Austin Energy Resource Planning Public Hearing

August 10, 2017, 6:00pm - August 10, 2017, 9:00pm

Come pack the council chamber & demand a carbon-free Austin by 2030! Our futures depend on it! -------WEAR GREEN & BRING SIGNS!------- The Austin City Council has a chance to take a big step in the ...

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Benefits of most actions that combat global warming are..... (also not using disposable cups helps!) ... See MoreSee Less

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A revolutionary plant is capturing CO2 from the air. Its Direct Air Capture plant is capable of removing 900 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere a year. Now we need to get to scale, and use the CO2 to make material so it is sequestered forever. More and more people are working on these technologies. ... See MoreSee Less

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“Austin will not stop fighting climate change,” Austin Mayor Steve Adler said in a statement. “Worldwide, cities will lead in achieving climate treaty goals because so much of what’s required happens at the local level. Regardless of what happens around us, we’re still Austin, Texas.”
www.mystatesman.com/lifestyles/environment/austin-officials-withdrawal-from-paris-accord-won-stop...
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Enjoy, Like & Share Video Highlights from Austin People's Climate March & Rally! ... See MoreSee Less

Enjoy, Like & Share Video Highlights from Austin People's Climate March & Rally! Marching for One Earth, One People & One Community, Austin Activists Joined the World Wide Day of Action for Climate Ju...

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“By 2020 there will be over 120 different models of EV across the spectrum,” said Michael Liebreich, founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance. “These are great cars. They will make the internal combustion equivalent look old fashioned.” ... See MoreSee Less

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The Austin Climate March was fun today. Many good and dear friends. It feels like we built a great community. Thanks you all for organizing and showing up! ... See MoreSee Less

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The weather gods are generous today for Austin: 61% wind and solar + 25% nuclear = 86% greenhouse gas free power generation. A good day to celebrate and march on Climate Change. ... See MoreSee Less

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