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.

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

1 month ago
What would life be like in a zero-carbon country?

NET-ZERO UK shaping up: no greenhouse gas emissions country wide by 2050.

Elements included in the plan:
- Coal gone soon
- no more gas infrastructure for heating by 2025
- all electric and ... See more

Drastic restrictions on almost every aspect of people's lives, from the cars they drive, the way they heat their homes, to the fridges they buy -- even the food stored in them. That is the reality of ... See more

1 month ago
We have the tech to suck CO2 from the air–but can it suck enough to make a difference?

A good primer into available technologies that can take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Technology we desperately need.

Carbon capture technology–which helps fight climate change by removing emissions that are already in the air–could be a key part of the climate solution, if it grows fast enough and doesn’t ... See more

1 month ago
Wyoming Billionaire Plans To Buy Around 15% Of The Planet To Protect Its Nature

So much we do not understand, so much we destroy. Why not leave nature more nature and give ourselves a better chance for survival and change the current biodiversity collapse around?

This guy is ... See more

Nature is an amazing thing. Its beautiful and amazing to study however the human race is, unfortunately, destroying it. Luckily, there are a few good souls out there trying to protect it. One man, in ... See more

1 month ago

Example of life cycle thinking: where does your stuff come from? Waste has to be produced. Stop buying waste.

1 month ago
Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018

Yay! Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world.

Over 75% of the onshore wind and 80% of the utility-scale solar PV project capacity due to be commissioned in ... See more

This comprehensive cost study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) highlights the latest trends for each of the main renewable power technologies.

1 month ago

20% of power could come from slurpees...

...or should I say geothermal installation that cycle water through pipes in hot places under the surface. Iceland gets 20% of its power and most of its heat ... See more

1 month ago
Paige Ellis - City Council District 8

Together we can do our part to protect the environment and the air we breathe!

Earlier this month, I joined my council colleagues in supporting a resolution for city staff to analyze electric ... See more

1 month ago
Austin Has Some Big Climate Goals... But How Do We Actually Reach Them? - Austin EcoNetwork

PREZZ: New thinking in town for electrification if transportation: Planning to get to NET-ZERO greenhouse gas emissions. We asked council to get more ambitious:

“So the thinking changes from ... See more

Austin has a big goal. Net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050… at the latest. This means that we have less than 30 years to virtually...

2 months ago
Mercedes-Benz lays out plan for carbon-neutral future

Mercedes is committing to a NET-ZERO future by 2039. "Let’s be clear what this means for us: a fundamental transformation of our company within less than three product cycles. That’s not much ... See more

Under a plan called Vision 2039, which includes more plug-in hybrids, electric cars, and fuel-cell vehicles, and renewable power, Mercedes-Benz is aiming to make its entire global vehicle fleet ... See more

2 months ago

Ann Kitchen has done a lot of work on transportation in Austin in multiple capacities. She sees the electrification of transportation resolution as the logical next step to see how we can invite all ... See more

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