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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.

Improving long distance connections enhances more even generation, better utilization and higher value of renewable energy. Here is an example of countries working together "tying the knot" between Danish, British, German and Dutch windfarms with hydrogen storage on a new island. The hydrogen will be used to store excess power and generate power with fuel cells when more power is needed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler will speak at the International Climate Change Conference in New York City on Monday, The mayor will participate in a panel discussion titled "The Future We Want," alongside the mayors of Chicago, Mexico City and Vancouver at C40 Talks staged during Climate Week NYC 2017.

Our Mayor will be sharing our successes and bringing home ideas from other cities to extend our efforst getting to NET-ZERO greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 exceeding the Paris Agreement goals.
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Join us live on Facebook for C40 Talks!

September 18, 2017, 10:30am - September 18, 2017, 11:30am

The first edition of a new C40 event series, C40 Talks: How Mayors Are Getting the Job Done, will take place on Monday, September 18th, kicking off Climate Week NYC 2017. The event will be open to se...

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You CAN make an impact on global warming if you ACT NOW!

Watch this quick 2020 or Bust video and download the app and start taking and registering actions: www.2020orbust.org/app/

Future generations will thank you!
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Over 75% of all new proposed power generation in TX is...... renewable. The revolution is here. this chart shows the last 3-4 years. Blue is gas, green is wind and yellow is solar. ... See MoreSee Less

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Can we grow our way out of climate change? Some people think we do. Here is a promising project from California. They claim that carbon soil management can get us below 300ppm. ... See MoreSee Less

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If you ever wondered how fast the oceans are heating, knowing that we, on land, have broken heat records for some time now, here is how that is working out for the ocean. Look at how little energy is "stored" in the atmosphere and hence affects land and how much is in the waters. No wonder we are getting more powerful ocean weather events. This will get worse and once we fix our emissions will stay with us for a long time after.

We are adding heat at a rate of 4 Hiroshima bombs per second.
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