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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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1 week ago
Austin Climate Equity Plan Steering Committee Panel

Climate Equity Plan Steering Committee Panel.

Thu, September 24, 2020

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM MDT

Online Event

A panel discussion with the Climate Equity Plan Steering Committee. Un panel de ... See more

A panel discussion with the Climate Equity Plan Steering Committee. Un panel de discusión para destacar a miembros de nuestra comunidad.

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What Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks Mean for Global Warming

President Trump has made dismantling federal climate policies a centerpiece of his administration. Those rollbacks add up to a lot more planet-warming emissions. They are expected to result in an ... See more

A handful of major climate rules reversed or weakened under Mr. Trump will have a big effect on future emissions.

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This mycellium coffin is a living mushroom, and now you can become one with nature and let your body be a source for new life, after life. The first coffin has hit the ground last weekend.

World's first living coffin | 's Werelds eerste levende doodskist. The Loop Cocoon

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Conservation Action Fund - Rainforest Trust Saves Rainforest

Buy some land, we need more nature.

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Stop Deforestation – Protect Rainforests, Species, Communities and our Planet. Every day, precious acres of rainforest are lost forever. Highly threatened species lose their habitat. Communities ... See more

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Latest UN Report: CO2 levels continue to rise under COVID. We must change our consumption patterns.

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Vrachtwagens met zonnepanelen op het dak gaan de weg op

Less bad and why not: Solar on the roof of truck saves 600 gallons of diesel for cabin electricity use, or about 5% of fuel per year.

Zonnepanelen op het dak van een vrachtwagen zijn snel terugverdiend. De sector is enthousiast.

3 weeks ago
Message of the Holy Father for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation (1 September 2020) | Francis

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE CARE OF CREATION
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We have broken the bonds of our relationship with the Creator, with our fellow human beings, and with ... See more

Message of the Holy Father for the celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, 1 September 2020

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Its Electric Grid Under Strain, California Turns to Batteries

Heard about the rolling blackouts in California a little while back? Its Electric Grid Under Strain, California Turns to Batteries

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When demand exceeded supply in a recent heat wave, electricity stored at businesses and even homes was called into service. With proper management, batteries could have made up for an offline gas ... See more

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Climate Equity Plan Public Feedback

What do you think about the draft Austin Climate Equity Plan?

The 2020 Austin Climate Equity Plan is ready for your feedback! We hope you'll take some time to view the plan's goals and strategies ... See more

Welcome to the all-new SpeakUp, Austin! community engagement portal. We're currently in Beta testing for the new platform and invite you to participate and provide your feedback.

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Future design: What 'living' clothes can do to absorb carbon emissions

Clothing that is alive and sequesters carbon dioxide: here is the raincoat that you need to have!

The estimated footprint of a cotton shirt over its lifetime is 15 kilograms (33 pounds) of carbon ... See more

From 'living' textiles that photosynthesize to clothing made from engineered algae or wood, we look at high-tech alternative materials that may help the fashion industry reduce its colossal carbon ... See more

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