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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.

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.

Social media posts

6 days ago
Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

Mercedes is committing to a NET-ZERO future by 2039. "Let’s be clear what this means for us: a fundamental transformation of our company within less than three product cycles. That’s not much ... See more

Under a plan called Vision 2039, which includes more plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-cell vehicles, and renewable power, Mercedes-Benz is aiming to make its entire global vehicle fleet ... See more

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Ann Kitchen has done a lot of work on transportation in Austin in multiple capacities. She sees the electrification of transportation resolution as the logical next step to see how we can invite all ... See more

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Kathie Tovo sponsored both the climate resilience and electrification of transportation resolutions at Austin City Council today and emphasized our continued support for environmental leadership. ... See more

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Paige Ellis - City Council District 8 spoke strongly today about the need to tackle Climate Change and how eliminating emissions from transportation is key to solving the climate puzzle. Added bonus: ... See more

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Look at this amazing bunch of city reps and community stakeholders with our own Richard Halpin as our ambassador for climate action on where it matters most in Austin: transportation.

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Climate Buddies - Austin

Alison Alter, the lead sponsor of the electrification of transportation resolution that Austin City Council passed today. Thank you for your articulate leadership! And a big thanks to Nina Guidice, ... See more

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Leslie Pool, Council Member, District 7, the lead sponsor of the climate resilience resolution that Austin City Council passed today. Thank you for your passion and community spirit!

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Alison Alter, the lead sponsor of the electrification of transportation resolution that Austin City Council passed today. Thank you for your articulate leadership! And a big thanks to Nina Guidice, ... See more

1 week ago
Austin City Council commits to climate change plan and transportation ‘electrification'

PRESSZZZ: Austin City Council commits to climate change plan and transportation ‘electrification'.

Watch a 2.30 minute news item on today's council action to recommit to Austin's leadership on ... See more

Austin City Council members Alison Alter and Leslie Pool held a press conference ahead of Thursday's council meeting about two environmentally-focused resolutions.

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CLIMATE RULES TODAY AT AUSTIN CITY COUNCIL. Council Member Alison Alter lays it down during the press conference on the electrification of transportation and the climate resilience resolutions. She ... See more

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