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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

3 days ago
The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim. — Los Angeles Times

Will almost the entire California coast choose a "managed retreat" (move back, relocate, essentially cede the land to nature.) or hang on to "property values" and by mid century 2050 be in survival ... See more

California’s coastline is eroding with every tide and storm, but everything built before we knew better is fixed in place with nowhere to go.

1 week ago
National Trust to divest £1bn portfolio from fossil fuels

Divesting from greenhouse gas intensive industry is a thing. Not investing in these same industries anymore is the next step.

Banks are not financing nuclear and coal anymore and are starting to get ... See more

Move by heritage body follows revelations last year about oil and gas investments

1 week ago
Revealed: rampant deforestation of Amazon driven by global greed for meat

Personal choices do end up having a tremendous impact. The reverse is therefor also true. Eat less meat, try the beyond meat burger, plant trees.

Investigation exposes how Brazil’s huge beef sector continues to threaten health of world’s largest rainforest

2 weeks ago
No flights, a four-day week and living off-grid: what climate scientists do at home to save the planet

Individual choices matter: over 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions come from household decisions, including mobility (especially using cars and planes), diet (especially meat and dairy ... See more

What changes have the experts made to their own lives to tackle the climate emergency?

2 weeks ago
When Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met Greta Thunberg: 'Hope is contagious'

AOC: "hope is not something that you have. Hope is something that you create, with your actions. Hope is something you have to manifest into the world, and once one person has hope, it can be ... See more

One is America’s youngest-ever congresswoman, the other a Swedish schoolgirl. Two of the most powerful voices on the climate speak for the first time

2 weeks ago
Dutch government presents measures to cut carbon emissions

Things are getting real in the Netherlands: 98% greenhouse gas reduction by 2050.

Included in a comprehensive stakeholder agreement are: 50% by 2030; only electric vehicles for sale by 2030, all ... See more

The Dutch government is presenting a comprehensive raft of measures aimed at slashing the Netherlands’ emission of carbon blamed for warming the Earth’s atmosphere by 50% by 2030

3 weeks ago
General Electric to scrap California power plant 20 years early

Double whammy: GE closes a huge gas-fire power plant only 10 years old (they normally run about 30 years!) in California and sell the site to a company that makes battery storage, which is ... See more

General Electric Co said on Friday it plans to demolish a large power plant it o...

3 weeks ago
Fossil Fuels Leading to War Once Again?

John Fabian, a farmer from Rosebush, Michigan, makes a heartfelt plea to the Isabella County Board to approve the state’s largest wind farm.

As you’ll hear, his words are heartfelt, and grounded ... See more

Above, John Fabian, a farmer from Rosebush, Michigan, makes a heartfelt plea to the Isabella County Board to approve the state’s largest wind farm. As you’ll hear, his words are heartfe…

4 weeks ago
Climate restoration

Climate Restoration: two urgent needs: removing greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere, and, refreezing the artic and antartic. Yes you read that right: refreezing. Read a short interview from the ... See more

Cambridge's Centre For Climate Repair argues that greening the world's oceans and refreezing the Arctic will accelerate climate restoration.

4 weeks ago

Austin Energy will contract for another 250 MWs of solar power from a project to be constructed in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) South Zone. The agreement is projected to have a ... See more

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