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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 month ago
Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for work on lithium-ion batteries

The Nobel prize in chemistry has been awarded to three scientists for their work in developing lithium-ion batteries.

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C40: 30 OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST & MOST INFLUENTIAL CITIES HAVE PEAKED GREENHOUSE GAS EMIS...

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Nuclear energy too slow, too expensive to save climate: report

Nuclear power is losing ground to renewables in terms of both cost and capacity as its reactors are increasingly seen as less economical and slower to reverse carbon emissions.

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Most of world's biggest firms 'unlikely' to meet Paris climate targets

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Only a fifth of the companies will remain on track, according to analysis of their disclosures

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Krimpende Zwitserse gletsjer 'begraven' door klimaatactivisten

Another glacier was buried today in Switzerland

De Pizol-gletsjer heeft inmiddels zoveel ijs verloren door de opwarming, dat het in wetenschappelijke termen geen gletsjer meer is.

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How the #ClimateStrike travelled around the world

From Sydney to New Delhi, Nairobi to New York, millions of people around the world walked out of school and work on Friday to join the latest protests against the climate crisis.

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So much climate action and so many good announcements today! We are waking up to the challenge!

2 months ago
Daimler stops developing internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars - Electrek

Daimler says that it is stopping development of new internal combustion engines to focus on electric cars.

The German automaker whose namesake, Gottlieb Daimler, is credited for having invented the ... See more

After reigning in the auto industry as the powertrain of choice for a century, the internal combustion engine is finally dying. Now even Daimler says that it is stopping development of new internal ... See more

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How climate change is melting the biggest glacier in the Alps

Switzerland is heating twice as fast as the rest of Europe. See here a Swiss technology to remove carbon dioxide from the air.

We've just lived through the four warmest years on record, say scientists. And in Switzerland, temperature rises are twice the global mean. In fact, if nothi...

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The world has a third pole – and it's melting quickly

1.6 billion people will lose 80% of their freshwater from melting by 2030....

Two-thirds of glaciers on the largest ice sheet after the Arctic and Antarctic are set to disappear in 80 years. Where? ... See more

An IPCC report says two-thirds of glaciers on the largest ice sheet after the Arctic and Antarctic are set to disappear in 80 years

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