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.


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.

YEAH! 1.2 million solar panels came online last week producing another 120MW of power for Austin Energy adding more and more renewables to the mix. Austin Energy now owns 40% of all utility solar in Texas jumpstarting a solar boom that is happening right now.

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Greg Choban is suffering from solar bonus fever: after installing solar he became more aware of his electricity usage and started to lower it. Now he is racking up ZERO dollar utility bills month after month. Many solar lovers have the same experience. I do.

In his own words: "Third month in a row with $0 electricity bill. Thank you solar panels!"
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Dustin Fedako is a zero waste food scrap net zero hero!

"You could say I started by changing the way I related to waste. Sure, you could think of the amount of waste we create as this giant crushing problem. But once I realized that pretty much all the stuff we throw away is basically just a resource that's in the wrong place, I began to reframe the problem as an opportunity. If we could design ways to capture these previously wasted resources and put them to use, imagine all the good we could do!

With that mindset, I began to build a new kind of recycling program, one that separated organics like food scraps and coffee grounds from homes and businesses, and connected them with nearby farmers ready to break them down into compost for their gardens. You can think of Compost Pedallers like the dot connectors — kind of like OkCupid for your food scraps. In this way, we make it easy for our customers to reduce their trash by about a third!
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Meet our newest #NetZeroHero, Dustin Fedako! Dustin is the co-founder and CEO of Compost Pedallers, which he says is "kind of like OkCupid for your food scraps". Read our blog post to find out why he ...

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