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Greening Austin Homes 1house at a time

 How do you help those in need and help the environment at the same time? 1house at a time is a great organization that helps Austin, Texas homeowners in need avoid foreclosure on their homes by lowering their utility and food bills. High utility bills often represent a family’s second highest expense. Homes chosen for […] Continue reading →

Urban Beekeeping in Austin Texas

 Now, honey bees are in trouble. They need your help more than ever. Without honeybees pollinating US agricultural crops our food supply will be in trouble. “Colony collapse disorder” has decimated entire populations of honeybees. Thankfully some people are concerned enough to educate the public and help the bees. Continue reading →

Birding Around Austin Texas: the Williamson County TX Audubon Group

 If you live in the northern part of Austin, Texas or even elsewhere, the Williamson County Texas Audubon Group (WAG) is a great organization to further your interests in nature and or birds. I just retuned from a Williamson Audubon Group meeting at the New Church on County Road 245 in Georgetown, Texas. A large crowd, including myself, were entertained by guest speaker and local, award winning wildlife photographer Greg Lasley. Mr. Lasley said he has had his photos published in over 100 books and magazines which include American Birds, Texas Highways Magazine, Wildlife Conservation and many more. His book, Texas Wildlife Portraits was available for purchase and signing. Continue reading →

Avoid VOC’s in Your Texas Organic Home

 What are VOCs and what can we do to avoid having them in our homes? VOCs are Volatile Organic Compounds, and no, this is not the type of “good” organic we want in our Texas Organic Home. VOCs are pollutants in our homes and can effect the indoor air quality of our homes. The resulting poor indoor air quality can have both short and long term ill health effects. Continue reading →

Austin Green Holiday Social

 The Second Annual Austin Green Holiday Social is being held Tuesday, December 15th, 2009, 6:00 -10:00 pm at the beautiful and organic Barr Mansion. The event is co-hosted by Net Impact Austin, Public Citizen, Design-Build-Live, the Austin Eco-Network, Eco Series, Texas Green Network and the Sierra Club. Continue reading →

Electric Car Reality Check Talk

 What’s all the buzz on electric cars? An informative conversation regarding the reality of the electric car: hybrid cars, science, technology, the economy, government, politics, etc.  will be held Tuesday, September 15th, 2009 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Cafe Caffeine at 909 W. Mary St. #A, Austin, TX 78704. This event is presented in conversation […] Continue reading →