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Austin City Council Encourages Retailers to Continue to Honor the Plastic Bag Ordinance

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Just because the Texas Supreme Court struck down Austin’s plastic bag ban doesn’t mean the fight is over. Last week, Austin City Council passed a resolution instructing the city manager to work with city staff and volunteer advisory commissions to encourage retailers to continue to honor the ordinance… despite the fact that it is no longer…

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Electric Buses Are Coming To Austin

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Originally posted by Austin EcoNetwork‘s  Amy Stansbury   ELECTRIC BUSES ARE COMING TO AUSTIN The future is here. Electric buses have arrived in Austin… and more are coming.Last week, Capital Metro (our city’s public transportation provider) began testing out an electric bus, with the hopes of adding 40 to our city’s fleet by 2024. Over…

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New Apps: Austin Water & Austin Energy

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From the City of Austin: Save water, energy, and money this summer Learn about water rebates> Explore energy rebates> We’ve been enduring record-breaking heat lately, and you’ve probably noticed that your utility bills have gone up as a result. During these hot summer months, air conditioners and sprinkler systems work overtime, driving up…

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CleanTX Member Spotlight

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CleanTX is starting a Member Spotlight series — if you or your business would like to be featured, make sure your membership is up to date and contact Sarah at media@cleantx.org.   And check out our Student Profiles (password protected for member access — check your email or request password from media@cleantx.org).

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EDF Celebrates 50 Years! [VIDEO]

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Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) — with offices here in Austin — celebrates 50 years! CleanTX is thankful for EDF’s advocacy and partnership. Check out their video and more on their mission and vision below: About EDF: Our mission and values Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems…

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