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.


Composting In The Food Service Industry


Sponsored Post – from Texas Disposal Systems

Beginning October 1st, Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO) will require all food service enterprises to ensure…

Bastrop Water

Bastrop’s Water Wars

Guest Editorial by – Al Braden

Al Braden is a local environmental activist and photographer.  The Bastrop area is ground zero for so many…

The Flaws of Straws

The Flaws of Straws

Sponsored Post – from Austin Resource Recovery 

By: Alexandra Mascareno Have a seat at your favorite restaurant and what do you see? Silverware…

Susan Ward

Net-Zero Hero: Susan Ward

Sponsored Post – from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability 

Meet Susan Ward, a student at the University of Texas working toward a degree…

Electric Bus

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…