Blogs

Here at the Austin EcoNetwork, we’re big fans of thorough, well-reported, and entertaining journalism. With our blogs, we slow down the news, dig down into the details, and really explain what is happening out there in the world. In this section we also feature guest posts from prominent members of the local community, exposing you to a well-rounded mix of voices from right here in Austin. We hope you enjoy reading our blogs as much as we enjoyed researching and writing them.

Free Eco-Wise Cork Flooring

I’m giving away approx. 1000 sf ft of Eco-Wise sustainable Cork flooring that cost me $7/sq foot.

It’s currently installed (floated using tongue and groove) in my entry, kitchen, and dining areas — it’s easy to remove and install elsewhere.

This flooring cost me over $7000 and if you’re willing to take it out (probably 2 hours) you can have it.

I’m located off Bee Caves Road just west of 360 but before Cuernavaca.

If interested, pls give me a call.

John 325-716-9007

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Seeking Nominations for Citizens Water Conservation Implementation Task Force

The City of Austin Water Utility is asking area residents for nominations to the Citizens Water Conservation Implementation Task Force. A resolution by the Austin City Council requires the task force be made up of 15 members from various stakeholder groups. Representatives are needed from the following under-represented groups: multi-family developments, restaurants, hotels, development advocates, large industrial users, and commercial property management companies.

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Ecological Networking

Ecology (from Greek oîkos, “house”; -λογία, -logos, study of) is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the distribution and abundance of organisms and their interactions with their environment.”[1]

An eco-system is a natural unit of interdependent organisms in an area functioning together with the physical environment. These can be divided into many subunits, such as individual species, societies or habitats. All of these systems are best understood as a web or network of relationships. Each organism is an intersection of the myriad of relationships within the larger ecosystem.

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Save Money, and the Earth, with Homemade Cleaners

Save Money, and the Earth, with Homemade Cleaners

Last week we discussed how toxic many household products are (so toxic that they are routinely referred to as hazardous household waste) and how to safely remove them from your home. This week we want to share some inexpensive and simple recipes so you can make earth-friendly replacements for those items.

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Green on the Road

Green on the Road

I’m visiting my mother in a senior living community in western Pennsylvania, and realizing again how easy it is for many of us to live “green” in Austin. I’d like to use this forum to chat about what other parts of the world are doing (well and not-so-well) to be “greener”, how we can learn from them and adopt good practices, and just to share ideas that we’ve picked up in our travels. Let’s not limit it, though… we’ll see what evolves!

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Greening Your Home, Frugally

Many people associate going green with expensive purchases scattered throughout their living space, but living a greener lifestyle is more often about what you don’t buy and don’t have in your home.

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Howdy from Chris

Hi everybody — this is my first post. I’m interested
in big picture eco issues, so will be relating those
to Austin as the AEN develops.

Thanks & love, Chris

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Small Steps, Big Change

Small Steps, Big Change

‘Nobody can do everything, but everybody can do something’
You don’t have to completely change your life in one weekend to help change the world. But you have to do something. Then you have to do something else. You just have to.

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DEADLINE REMINDER:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE::RESIDENT PERMACULTURE INTERNS

rom: Doc JODY

DEADLINE REMINDER:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE::RESIDENT PERMACULTURE INTERNS
The Sunset Valley PermaCulture House (SVPH) is accepting applications
currently from interns seeking to reside in the City’s premier
sustainable-living environment. Interns may earn Certificates of
Achievement at 3-, 6- & 12-month stages for accomplishments in a variety of
green-living applications, e.g.: sustainable rainwater harvesting &
purification, urban utility usage conservation, greenhouse & straw-bale

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