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Lucia Athens Named Chief Sustainability Officer
Will lead Green initiatives
"...has selected Lucia Athens as the City’s first Chief Sustainability Officer. "This position will play a crucial role in..."

June 18, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Chief Sustainability Officer Finalists Announced
Meet them June 3
"...for the new city of Austin position of chief sustainability officer. The candidates will have formal interviews next week;..."

May 28, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Sustainability Officer: Four Finalists
But only one can win!
"...By the time the public met the city's Chief Sustainability Officer candidates on Thursday, four finalists were left standing:..."

June 7, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Wanted: Chief Sustainability Officer
City starts hiring
" search to fill the new position of chief sustainability officer. Help shape the job description at a public..."

Feb. 3, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Austin Restaurants and Seafood Suppliers Work Toward Sustainability
Staying afloat with Minamoto Foods' SeaChange program
"...expect," explains Adam Brick, domestic buyer and director of sustainability for Minamoto Foods. "We believe our role is important..."

April 30, 2021 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Austin’s Steady Strides Toward Climate Sustainability
How are we doing and how effective can local policies be at mitigating a worldwide crisis?
"...on both ends," said Lucia Athens, the city's chief sustainability officer. "You have to be prepared for scarcity, and..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Creating Sustainability
City plans Colony Park project as a long-term Eastside neighborhood
"...commercial boost the area needs. The buzz word is sustainability, but the challenge for the city is balancing and..."

Jan. 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Add Sustainability Section
"...I started searching for groups and organizations connected to sustainability and was disappointed in the incongruity in the level..."

Sept. 4, 2008 Postmarks

Opinion: Austin’s Sustainability Efforts Need Anti-Displacement Tools
An environmental policy advocate explains why urban planning and increased sustainability efforts must address gentrification as Austin's people are just an integral to Austin as its infrastructure is.
"...East Austin Project, the question remains: Are these new sustainability initiatives doing enough to combat gentrification?..."

Sept. 24, 2021 Column by Chelsea Gómez

Sightseer Sets Their Sights on Sustainability
Local queer women-owned coffee roaster brings new ideas to the classic coffee system
"...of diversity in leadership "stifles a lot of true sustainability, especially social sustainability and a lot of creativity," Gibson..."

Oct. 13, 2023 Food Feature by James Scott

Water Major Facet of Sustainability
"...races there, and/or associated buildings and activities might approach sustainability contained not one word about a major facet of..."

Nov. 19, 2012 Postmarks

Opinion: Is Austin Energy Committed to Sustainability and Affordability? Its Rate Proposal Raises Doubts.
Opinion: The rate hike is bad for consumers and runs counter to the city's climate goals
"...Austin Energy has embraced energy conservation as key to sustainability and affordability for customers. In addition to running energy..."

July 15, 2022 Column by Kaiba White

No Sustainability Input
"...the four finalists being considered for Austin’s new chief sustainability officer. More than 100 citizens took time out from..."

June 8, 2010 Postmarks

Share Some Truth, Justice, and Sustainability With These Civic-Minded Gifts
Keep the holidays real

Dec. 4, 2020 News Feature by the News Staff

DoorDash Celebrates Its Sustainability and Hunger Efforts With SXSW Party
Queue the line: Free food and booze from Torchy’s Tacos and Project DASH
"...those in need through Project DASH (DoorDash Acts for Sustainability and Hunger)...."

March 6, 2019 Food Post by Alisha McDarris

Density + Livability = Sustainability
"...One simple idea is this: Density + livability = sustainability. Density-bonus options address the "livability" part of the equation...."

Oct. 31, 2007 Postmarks

Sweet Ritual Weathers the Pandemic With More Products, More Sustainability
Living the ice cream dream

Sept. 17, 2021 Food Feature by Alexandra Detmar

It's Not Easy Being Green
The city's Office of Sustainability is still trying to find a sustainable mission
"...Lucia Athens is the City of Austin's Chief Sustainability Officer. Hired in 2010, Athens became the official shepherd..."

April 5, 2013 News Feature by Mike Kanin

The Serious Play in Saving the World
Gaming gets on the sustainability bandwagon
"...lot about the potential for virtual worlds to support sustainability modeling linked to the physical environment. Fisk, described by..."

April 18, 2008 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Spillar Responds on Carbon Footprint
More on the Strategic Mobility Plan
"...e-mailed to clarify the importance of climate protection and sustainability...."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Post by Katherine Gregor

On Austin Climate Equity, More Plan Than Action
Staffing crunch slows down sustainability efforts
"...fall) to the city's original 2015 climate plan. Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens began with the good news: "Communitywide..."

June 24, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Walking Waller Creek Is a Tour Through Wildlife, Wild Flora, and Wild History
Take this self-guided tour from UT's Office of Sustainability, and learn how much wildness this waterway is home to
"...tour produced by the University of Texas Office of Sustainability (accessible with instructions and audio at, but the..."

July 31, 2020 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Green Fund: Aggies & Longhorns Unite
College Station students raise their fees to go green
"...It will raise up to $300,000 per year for sustainability. The campus joined UT Austin in a statewide Think..."

March 5, 2010 News Post by Katherine Gregor

Point Austin: Good, Bad, and Ugly
Sustainability Project snap-shoots our present, future
"...begin with the 2006 report of the Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project. The CTSIP is a multisponsor effort, begun..."

Dec. 29, 2006 News Column by Michael King

My SXSW ECO 2012 Experience Wrap Up
Sustainability in food and environment and culture! Oh, my!
"...composers, and other movers and shakers all dedicated to sustainability...."

Oct. 6, 2012 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Data Riches
A data nerd's dream come true, the Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project's latest report is out
"...advocates Jim Walker, executive director of the Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project – a data nerd's dream. The passion..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Iron Ox Farm Optimizes Indoor Farming With AI and Robots
Lockhart hydroponic farm puts sustainability first
"...water than traditional farming), with the goal of increased sustainability and efficiency. In practice, that looks like a greenhouse..."

April 29, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Feed Your Dog Tasty Crickets
New local dog food company promotes canine health and sustainability
"...substantial marketing expertise and fueled his self-described passion for sustainability. "I was paying a lot of attention to what..."

Oct. 9, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Can Austin Become Carbon Neutral by 2050?
The city stepped up its game, but it'll need your help
"...Currently, the city is on track to meet key sustainability goals, according to a January 2020 report released by..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Post by Francesca D'Annunzio

Five Food-Centric Panels Coming to SXSW
People are hungry for information about policy, sustainability, and curbing a global food catastrophe. And wine.
"...industry's biggest lobbying group, Grocery Manufacturers Association, and how sustainability commitments impact the environment as well as the food..."

March 8, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

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