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It's Your City Council!
Six candidates are gunning to unseat Bill Spelman
"...traffic congestion; dealing with drought; economic transition for better sustainability; planning for strong population growth..."

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

Civics 101
"...SUSTAINABILITY: WHAT DOES IT MEAN? UT Psychology Chair James Pennebaker..."

April 6, 2012 News Column

Entering Into Bondage
The Citizens Task Force takes up the fall bond package planning
"...organized under the categories of Infrastructure, New Initiatives, Mobil­ity, Sustainability, Cost Effectiveness, and a Balanced Approach (the latter ranging..."

March 2, 2012 News Feature by Michael King

F1 Unresponsive
"...a race track both advance the cause of environmental sustainability and curtail its sizable footprint? As a direct contributor..."

Jan. 30, 2012 Postmarks

City Chews on Food Scraps
Garbage disposals vs. composting
"...departments: Austin Water and the relatively new Office of Sustainability. And on a larger scale, those concerns, coupled with..."

Nov. 4, 2011 News Feature by Mike Kanin

TDH: 9/13/11
Cops, parks winners in budget adoption
"...Water-wise, the utility’s embattled “sustainability fee” was re-christened a “revenue sustainability fee;” it was..."

Sept. 13, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: The Fires This Time
Austin's feverish summer a tinderbox for rumination
"...proposed rate increases and the unpopular concept of a "sustainability fee" to be paid by all ratepayers, regardless of..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Res Publica
Citizens calendar, July 14-21
"...SELF-REALIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY Say­brook Univ. professor Eugene Taylor tackles the topics of..."

July 15, 2011 News Column

This Planet's Going South
SXSW sprouts a new eco-conference
"...its portfolio: SXSW Eco, a three-day conference concentrating on sustainability through technology, education, and research. The conference, scheduled for..."

July 1, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

How Green is My SXSW?
Festival launches new Eco component for October
"...4-6, will concentrate on the increasingly pressing area of sustainability solutions. United Nations Foundation associate director and SXSW Eco..."

June 27, 2011 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Water Fall
Between Austin Water's conservation goals and its execution ... lies a shadow
" be rewarded for their efforts with a "water sustainability fee," a proposed fixed charge added to every bill..."

June 17, 2011 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, March 24-31
"...GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY PRESENTATION Learn about sustainability projects around the world from..."

March 25, 2011 News Column

Support Lack of Parking
"...transportation policy. It speaks of noble concepts such as sustainability and mass transit. However when it come to city..."

March 15, 2011 Postmarks

City Hall Hustle: What the Scan Revealed
Spelman's anti-airport scanner resolution can't quite achieve liftoff
"...charismatic and effective speaker, he opposes local conservation and sustainability measures, construing them as a supposed tentacle of the..."

Feb. 25, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

City Hall Hustle: Solid Waste Rocks!
Solid Waste Services goes national with its name campaign
"...distance SWS from passé landfill imagery and to emphasize sustainability. "Our mission has changed, and with that changed mission,..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Slow Burn
City's climate protection plan sputters in 2010
"...whoever that may be. The recent hiring of Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens, under Assistant City Manager Sue Edwards,..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature by Michael King

Climate Protection: City in No Hurry To Cool It
Checking in on the Climate Protection Program's progress – or lack thereof
"...plans to retire this year. The city's new chief sustainability officer, Lucia Athens, starts Sept. 7 – but, at..."

Aug. 6, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Res Publica
Citizens' calendar, June 3-9
"...PUBLIC FORUMS: CHIEF SUSTAINABILITY OFFIC­ER FINALISTS Meet candidates for this new city position..."

June 4, 2010 News Feature

Imagining Austin
Austinites begin a new comprehensive plan for the city's future
"...Council established three overarching comp plan goals: community engagement, sustainability (for the economy, environment, and future use of resources),..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...future. Density, rail transit, flowing traffic, diversity, inclusiveness, affordability, sustainability, and preserved green space were repeated themes. Others imagined..."

Nov. 13, 2009 News Feature

No Impact Man
Colin Beavan, aka No Impact Man, and his cooperative family are the subjects of this documentary about their yearlong project in environmental sustainability.
"...the Beavans, questions about ourselves, questions about degrees of sustainability. And asking questions is what it’s all about, isn’t..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Helping the 'Transit-Dependent'
Cap Metro mulls transit options for those in need
"..."At some point, it becomes a sustainability issue for us and a sustainability issue for these..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Ending the Water War
What if enviros and the city partnered on water conservation?
"...Ott said recently that he believes a new citywide sustainability officer can help further reduce water use throughout the..."

Sept. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

"...Texas board chair, executive director of the Central Texas Sustainability Indicators Project, and longtime community leader for the Mueller..."

May 22, 2009 News Feature

Getting a Move on Mobility
A peek at Austin's new Strategic Mobility Plan
"...(to identify the system's most crucial missing links), a sustainability plan, and an urban rail program. Circulation studies help..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Two Years Gone – How Many Left to Save the Planet?
This Earth Day, urgent evidence of global warming should kick the Austin Climate Protection Plan into higher gear
"...Buildings Solutions group for the Houston Advanced Research Center; sustainability, energy, and environmental projects for a half-dozen other companies..."

April 17, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Res Publica
" for the full schedule of volunteer opportunities and sustainability workshops. Fri.-Sun., April 17-19...."

April 17, 2009 News Feature

What the City Ignores
"...growth and development, land-use guidelines and best practices regarding sustainability, among other priorities"? In one sentence, the city of..."

April 6, 2009 Postmarks

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...POWER AND WIENER SCHNITZEL Looking for nuts-and-bolts info on sustainability and renewable energy? Need an excuse to flee this..."

Sept. 26, 2008 News Feature

Tracking Cap Metro's Eastward Proposal
The Green Line takes conceptual shape
"...service will enable abundant and permanent mobility, economic, health, sustainability, and social equity benefits," states Doug Farr, a consultant..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

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