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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. 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.

Sunday school: causes of sea level rise. Thermal expansion is the biggest contributor over the last 15 years, than melting Greenland and glaciers. You can read more about the role of oceans here: insideclimatenews.org/news/03102017/infographic-ocean-heat-powerful-climate-change-evidence-globa... ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you in the Dallas area? You're invited to a Reception Benefiting Rainforest Partnership on October 8th, 2017, hosted in the beautiful and green home of a Rainforest Partnership board member, Ross Melbourne and his wife, Lois.

Join us for food and drinkswhile we learn about and celebrate the magic of rainforests with Rainforest Partnership Executive Director, Niyanta Spelman, and our special guest, the Founder of Earth Day Texas (now EARTHx), Trammell S. Crow.

The event is located at 1700 Shady Oaks Drive Southlake, Texas 76092. Please kindly RSVP to Delainey Peterson at delainey@rainforestpartnership.org.
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Dispatchable solar: Tesla is making it real. Here is a solar farm + battery storage that will make one of the Hawaii islands less reliant on fuel imports saving the island money. The project consists of a 52 MWh Tesla Powerpack installation (272 units) with a 18 MW solar farm (~55,000 solar panels).

Tesla has a power purchase agreement with KIUC, which serves just over 30,000 customers on the remote island, to sell the energy generated and stored through the project for 11 cents per kWh or third of the cost of electricity generated through burning diesel. While it is replacing costly diesel, over 2 million gallons per year to be precise, the price is actually on par with several other markets in the US.

The project was the first to be designed as a “dispatchable” utility-scale solar project that provides solar energy generated during the day to power the grid in the evening when demand is highest.
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Celebrating our 5 year anniversary with our solar roof: no electricity bill in all that time and still counting. Thank you mighty star. Check with your local utility what programs they have to offer if you are interested in paying low or no bills. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wake up - Neil deGrasse Tyson call all of us to action.

"The longer we delay, the more--I worry we might not be able to recover from this because our greatest cities are on the oceans and water's edges historically for commerce and transportation and as storms kick in, as water levels rise they are the first to go and we don't have a system, we don't have a civilization with the capacity to pick up a city and move it inland 20 miles. This is happening faster than our ability to respond".

"There are people who have cultural, political, religious economic philosophies that they then invoke when they want to cherry pick one scientific result or another. You can find a scientific paper that says practically anything and the press, which I count you as part of, will sometimes find a single paper and say "Here's a new truth." But an emergent scientific truth, for it to become an objective truth, a truth that is true whether or not you believe in it, it requires more than one scientific paper. It requires a whole system of people's research all leaning in the same direction, all pointing to the same consequences. That's what we have with climate change as induced by human conduct.

"It's the body of knowledge that accumulated over the decades that you should base policy and legislation".
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Improving long distance connections enhances more even generation, better utilization and higher value of renewable energy. Here is an example of countries working together "tying the knot" between Danish, British, German and Dutch windfarms with hydrogen storage on a new island. The hydrogen will be used to store excess power and generate power with fuel cells when more power is needed. ... See MoreSee Less

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Austin Mayor Steve Adler will speak at the International Climate Change Conference in New York City on Monday, The mayor will participate in a panel discussion titled "The Future We Want," alongside the mayors of Chicago, Mexico City and Vancouver at C40 Talks staged during Climate Week NYC 2017.

Our Mayor will be sharing our successes and bringing home ideas from other cities to extend our efforst getting to NET-ZERO greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 exceeding the Paris Agreement goals.
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Join us live on Facebook for C40 Talks!

September 18, 2017, 10:30am - September 18, 2017, 11:30am

The first edition of a new C40 event series, C40 Talks: How Mayors Are Getting the Job Done, will take place on Monday, September 18th, kicking off Climate Week NYC 2017. The event will be open to se...

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You CAN make an impact on global warming if you ACT NOW!

Watch this quick 2020 or Bust video and download the app and start taking and registering actions: www.2020orbust.org/app/

Future generations will thank you!
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