Solar schools

By | Luke Metzger
Executive Director

America’s schools have played an important role in the clean energy revolution and stand to reap tremendous benefits from solar energy. As large buildings, they are significant sources of electricity demand and, with tens of thousands of rooftops suitable for solar panels, they have the potential to be major sources of clean energy as well. Many schools also incorporate the solar panels in to their science and technology curricula. Solar is helping schools save money on their electric bills and ensuring a brighter future for the next generation. And as public buildings, they serve as highly visible demonstrations for our neighborhoods of the potential for solar. 

These ‘Shining Cities’ will get you inspired about a sunny future

By | Ross Sherman
Campaign for 100% Renewable Energy, Digital Organizer

Cities and towns of all sizes are driving the transition to solar energy.

Stop plastic straw waste

By | Luke Metzger
Executive Director

My name is Maggie Okhuysen. I am a freshman Government major at UT as well as an Intern with the nonprofit, Environment Texas. Today I am asking that the Zero Waste Advisory Commission to take action to reduce single use plastic straw waste in Austin. Nothing we use for 10 minutes should pollute our environment for hundreds of years.

Stormwater explainer

By | Brian Zabcik
Clean Water Advocate

As Austin looks to update its stormwater policies as part of CodeNext to help reduce flooding and water pollution, the debate can get real technical, real fast. For folks who aren't knee-deep in water policy like I am, here's a hopefully simple guide to key terms in the world of stormwater.