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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.

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5 days ago
Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer for first time

Health, another good reason to stop using diesel in cars: it ends up in your brain and causes cancer! Wanna try an electric car?

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The last gasp of natural gas.

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Nothing new to report here: ASSHOLE

I am usually not this expletive, but some things just trump courtesy.

The United States notified the United Nations on Monday that it would leave the Paris climate agreement, staring the clock on a yearlong withdrawal process.

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Do you know of any other system that is this inefficient? Electric cars take care of most of the middle parts. Autonomous shared mobility most of the left, bottom and right!

How’s that car working out for you?

1 month ago
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Climate change and traffic.

They’re two of our city’s biggest and most vexing problems.

They’re affecting both our planet and our quality of life.

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Yes: 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions since 1965

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"Headed For Extinction and What to do About it”

Sunday Oct. 13th, noon talk at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin FORUM, 4700 Grover Ave. 78756 free all welcome

We will cover the 5 ... See more

1 month ago

Denmark, the UK, Germany and The Netherlands are planning to connect their offshore wind resources with hydrogen production for times when there is more production than consumption.

All still just ... See more

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