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E-Waste Solution – And You Can Help!
Time to clean out that electronic morgue but know better than to throw your stuff in the dumpster? Then bring your tired, your worn, your no longer fired up hardware to the electronic waste and recycling drive to be held on the University of Texas campus on Saturday, March 28, 8am to 4:40pm in the LBJ Parking Lot. The UT Student Engineering Council is looking for some volunteers for the event and are offering t-shirts and food for all the helping hands. Click here to sign up. For more information email volunteer.ewaste@gmail.com.

12:13PM Wed. Mar. 11, 2009, Belinda Acosta Read More | Comment »

1,599,604 Kilowatt Hours ...
That's how much electricity the Kill-a-Watt Challenge's 1,152 participants saved this summer, and it translates into 799.8 tons of avoided carbon-dioxide emissions. To find out more, check out the Progress and Winners page, which also has all kinds of interesting details about the August, September, Overall Summer, and Interfaith Mini Challenge winners and runners-up. Thank you to everyone who helped make the Kill-a-Watt Challenge a success!

12:07PM Fri. Nov. 16, 2007 Read More | Comment »

Green Events, Nov. 15-21
Interested in a little theatre, this week? Some shopping, perhaps? Wanna take a class, go to a party, eat something tasty, build a bike, volunteer, attend a lecture, or maybe just fight the man? Well, you can do green versions of all of these things this week, and by green, we don't mean the Christmas kind. It's not even Thanksgiving yet, people, c'mon!

8:52PM Wed. Nov. 14, 2007 Read More | Comment »

Green Events: Sept. 28-Oct. 3
If you can't make it out to Fredericksburg this weekend for the Renewable Energy Roundup, be sure to catch one of the keynote speakers, Greg Pahl, in town Saturday talking about his newest book, The Citizen-Powered Energy Handbook. Also, don't forget to break out your weird for Friday's Weirdest Commute Contest, and do check out the new Environmental Expo at the Pecan Street Festival Friday and Saturday. Oh yeah, then there's Al Gore's presentation of "An Inconvenient Truth" (the slideshow, not the movie) on Monday. Sheesh. That's a lot. And there's even more below ...

3:41PM Thu. Sep. 27, 2007 Read More | Comment »

Mini Projects
for the Mildly Energized
Introducing 10 cheap-and-easy projects you can mark off your Kill-a-Watt Challenge to-do list this weekend.

2:00PM Sun. Aug. 19, 2007 Read More | Comment »

Green Events: Aug. 16-23
Austin Energy saves you money, Whole Foods celebrates the greenest school year ever (since the Seventies, anyway), City Council cleans up Barton Springs, and the U.S. Green Building Council teaches you how to conserve water. And that's not all. This week, greenness abounds.

4:27PM Wed. Aug. 15, 2007 Read More | Comment »

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Logging 20,000 rentals a day, Lyon, France's new twist on bike-sharing might be revolutionizing urban transportation. Check out "Rent & Roll" to read all about this awesome new thing that Austin doesn't have.

5:34PM Tue. Aug. 14, 2007 Read More | Comment »

Nuclear, Coal, & Wind in Texas
With seven nuclear plants proposed in Texas, local environmental groups are turning to Hollywood to help get the message out. Public Citizen and the Sierra Club showed up at the Simpsons Movie premiere to talk about the dangers of Texas' nuclear future (read more here), and then on Aug. 9, SEED joined the two groups for a similar presentation coupled with a screening of The China Syndrome at Jo's Coffee. Expect to see more from the no-nukesters in coming months. In the meantime, TXU is still moving forward with plans for an Oak Grove coal plant, but its subsidiary Luminant now plans to throw some wind power into the mix. For more, click here.

5:26PM Wed. Aug. 8, 2007 Read More | Comment »

Mastering Barton Springs
According to News reporter Daniel Mottola, reactions to the new Barton Springs Master Plan were mixed a few weeks ago after a presentation during a Save Barton Creek Association meeting. The plan aims to rehabilitate the bathhouse, manage flooding, and improve water quality, among other things. Some skeptics worried the plan was better for city staff and consultants than the springs, while others criticized the planning process – but not everyone was a critic. If you're curious about all of the subtle nuances and perspectives therein, see Mottola's article, "Making Waves."

3:33PM Wed. Aug. 8, 2007 Read More | Comment »

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