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.

Electric buses sprinkled on the roads of the Dutch town of 's-Hertogenbosch. More and more options are coming available for clean transportation by the day! ... See MoreSee Less

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The world is waking up to climate risk. Here is a good example of the challenges and expectations for the automotive industry. ... See MoreSee Less

Less than a week after the UN confirmed the Paris Agreement would come into effect on 4th November this year, a global network of more than 250 institutional investors (representing assets worth over ...

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Please consider donating to 2020 or Bust to fund the official launch at the UN meeting Morocco that is the first official folllow-up on the Paris agreement. ... See MoreSee Less

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Austin City Council just heard that going electric will safe $10,000 per vehicle over the lifespan of the vehicle. They are requested to authorize a lease-to-own program that will save the city $3.500,000 dollars including 330 vehicles. That is great.

Austin City Council has set a goal for city operations to be carbon neutral by 2020. Cars contribute 40% to all greenhouse gas emissions in town. The City operates about 6,000 vehicles. If electric cars save money, why would we not get more?
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Public Citizen Texas is hosting Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Whitehouse and a stellar five person strong scientific panel to talk about climate change effects in Texas and beyond.

Look at this stellar line-up. Join us if you can!

Join the Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse
for a discussion with distinguished climate scientists from Texas universities

Monday, October 10, 2016
Event Timeline: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Texas Capitol Building
1100 Congress Ave Room E2.010

Dr. John Anderson (Rice University)
Dr. Andrew Dessler (Texas A&M)
Dr. Charles Jackson (University of Texas at Austin)
Dr. Katherine Hayhoe (Texas Tech)
Dr. Kerry Cook (University of Texas at Austin)
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Climate Change: Effects in Texas and Beyond

October 10, 2016, 2:00pm - October 10, 2016, 3:00pm

Public Citizen, Texas Drought Project, Climate Buddies, Environment Texas, Texas Campaign for the Environment, 350.org and Union of Concerned Scientists invite you to join the Honorable Senator Whiteh...

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Has shale gas production peaked? It is starting to look like that: every US region produces less than on peak. The totals are coming down albeit slowly. See more about this at: www.eia.gov/naturalgas/weekly/ ... See MoreSee Less

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The value proposition of storage: here is a good example of a multi-element value from Massachusetts. The value is different in different markets, but the principles and elements itself are the same ... See MoreSee Less

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