Monday, June 26, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Study offers a window into the lives of recyclers

Members of the Zero Waste Advisory Commission embraced the results of a six-month study intended to reveal the recycling habits of Austinites at their most recent meeting. Emlea Chanslor, Austin Resource Recovery public information officer, presented the study’s results. She…

Friday, June 23, 2017 by Jack Craver

Council approves composting contract despite Texas Disposal Systems objections

City Council approved a contract Thursday to dramatically expand the city’s curbside organics collection and composting program. The new contract builds upon the pilot program that has been in place for nearly four years. Under that program, Organics By Gosh,…

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by Sommer Brugal

Austin residents push for more aggressive energy goal

A number of concerned citizens gathered to speak at the Austin Energy Utility Oversight Committee meeting Monday morning to express their frustration with Austin Energy’s updated Resource, Generation, and Climate Protection Plan. While the updated plan, which was written by…

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Mose Buchele

Tree protection programs may not have the impact on property owners many believe

When lawmakers meet in Austin later this summer for a special legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott wants them to curb Texas towns’ ability to protect local trees. He’s framed his directive as part of a larger effort to end “micro-managing”…

Friday, June 9, 2017 by Caleb Pritchard

Leander ISD continues uphill battle for controversial road project

The Leander Independent School District has taken its quest to build a road across environmentally protected land all the way to the feds. It’s the latest development in the district’s long-running effort to build a second roadway connecting RM 2222…

Friday, June 9, 2017 by Kate Groetzinger

Plan ranks pools to pinpoint where city needs to dive in with repairs

The city of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Department will present the latest version of its Aquatics Master Plan to the public in two meetings this week. The city boasts 51 public pool facilities, including everything from splash pads to Barton…

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