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Austin's Greenest 'Yellow Pages': Seventh Edition Hits Stands
Paul Robbins draws on institutional knowledge to produce a 'labor of love'
"...Though some 40,000 copies of The Austin Environmental Directory have appeared throughout the city over the..."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Austin Energy Still Hasn't Fixed Problems With Utility Bill Discounts on Expensive Homes
Consumer advocate requests audit of AE's Customer Assistance Program
"...been updated since publication with additional information provided by Austin Energy...."

Jan. 29, 2021 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Austin Energy's Coal Considerations Smoked Out?
Council to be asked to consider authorizing city manager to negotiate land agreement for future "clean coal" plant
"...Austin Energy is considering using so-called clean coal to meet..."

Jan. 26, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Killer Green Information Environmental BBSs
BBS Basics
"...bills and equipment, while others don't charge anything. (One Austin sysop told me his long distance bill went as..."

April 28, 1995 News Feature by R.U. Steinberg

Eco Currents
Saving the planet, one Earth Day activity at a time
"...•The seventh edition of the Austin Envi­ron­ment­al Direc­tory, four years in the making, hits shelves..."

April 23, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Then There's This: Green Is as Green Does
Robbins' latest 'Directory' follows the flows of water – and power
"...talking point of Paul Robbins' latest edition of the Austin Environmental Directory – a semi-regular, comprehensive resource guide with..."

Aug. 2, 2013 News Column by Amy Smith

Enviro Advocates Honored
Save Barton Creek Association hands out awards and barbecue
"...the Save Barton Creek Association honored several city of Austin staff members, a council member, a hydrologist, an activist..."

March 25, 2014 News Post by Amy Smith

The Greenest Zine in Town
The new Austin Environmental Directory – part investigative environmental reports, part encyclopedia of sustainability, and part yellow pages of everything green in Austin – is out
"...of green activism and the Yoda of the local environmental scene, last Tuesday released the latest edition of his..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
The annual Austin Environmental Directory includes, for the first time, a report card rating Austin's environmental record. The outlook looks dismal on the surface, but the verdict isn't all doom and gloom.
"...who had slogged through the noon-hour drizzle to the Austin History Center to celebrate the release of Robbins' fourth..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...Austin Women's Political Caucus members couldn't muster enough votes Tuesday..."

March 27, 1998 News Feature

Naked City
Several Shades of Green
"...The 2003 Austin Environmental Directory, which made its debut Monday, may represent..."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Natural Selection
Responding to market demands and consumer pressure, Whole Foods decides to banish genetically modified ingredients from its store-brand product lines.
" banning genetically engineered foods from its store brands, Austin's hometown "natural" grocery store placed Central Texas in the..."

Jan. 28, 2000 News Feature by Dan Oko

Public Notice – Free Lunch: Yes or No?
A potpourri of virtual events and programs
"...$150, but you know it's a good cause; see for more info...."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Beside the Point
Paul Robbins wants to take City Hall back
"...City Manager Toby Futrell from Paul Robbins, consumer advocate, environmentalist, and sand in City Council's Vaseline. Robbins grinds on,..."

March 23, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Saving the planet when you don't even own your own (low-flow) pot to piss in
"...much of the population. In fact, about 52% of Austinites are renters, making some of the most important energy-saving..."

March 9, 2007 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Water Fall
Between Austin Water's conservation goals and its execution ... lies a shadow
" a critical analysis, characteristically unsparing in detail, of Austin Water's conservation programs. He was laboring over the last..."

June 17, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

A Crowded Market
", which would bring to four the number of Austin stores for the San Antonio chain...."

Nov. 8, 1996 News Feature

Off the Desk:
"...of Appeals last week kicked the group's lawsuit against Austin Community College back to the courtroom of District Judge..."

Oct. 4, 1996 News Feature

Opinion: Texas Gas Programs Not a Solution to Climate Change
The main provider of natural gas to the Austin area has a profoundly flawed climate policy, and is spending substantial funds on greenwashed conservation programs
"...products and services using false or exaggerated claims of environmental protection and sustainability...."

Nov. 26, 2021 Column by Paul Robbins

So Many Crushes, So Little Time
More greenies to love
"...Paul Robbins is one of the granddaddies of the Austin green scene and a persistent environmental spokesman before the..."

April 18, 2008 Features Feature by Kathryn O'Shields

Naked City
Action Items
"...Environmental activist Paul Robbins will host a reception to showcase..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature

Off the Desk:
"...barreling along. Anti-nuclear activists Paul Robbins, who wrote the Austin Environmental Directory, Tom Smith of Public Citizen, Bill Jackson..."

Nov. 24, 1995 News Feature

The Daily Hustle: 3/30/10
Bats, Bueller, and B&C Bingo
"...propose the bat be named the official animal of Austin. It's part of a a proposed “Night of the..."

March 30, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Strayhorn the Populist
Ex-mayor visits City Hall, blazing another nuclear trail
"...City Council chambers last week to oppose adoption of Austin Energy's Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan, the renewables-boosting..."

April 30, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Love Is …
Love is in the air at City Council chambers
"...City Hall this morning. First, self-described consumer advocate and environmental activist Paul Robbins – a prickly-pear if ever there..."

June 21, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Is Texas Gas Burning Austinites' Money?
Energy gadfly says utility may be overcharging customers
" investigating whether Texas Gas Service has effectively overcharged Austin customers by more than $10 million over the past..."

April 15, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Naked City
"...-- Marc Katz." -- Comedian Kerry Awn, at the Austin Music Awards...."

March 21, 2003 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
"...then we need to have legal justice funding," said Austin City Councilmember Gus Garcia, speaking to a crowd of..."

July 28, 1995 News Feature

Our latest batch
"...Last week's News story about the new Austin Environmental Directory said it is available by mail for..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Column

Public Notice: Which CAMP Are You In?
Privatizers launch new strategy for school board elections
"...Last spring, a group calling itself Austin Succeeds launched a new strategy for local school board..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

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