Links

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  • San Antonio 2030 District is a private-sector-led initiative intended to transform San Antonio’s urban core by supporting building owners and occupants in their efforts to reduce waste and increase building performance. By making a no-nonsense business case for efficient operations, the district is driving innovation through collaboration, leveraged financing, and shared resources.  The district model includes a non-competitive collaborative environment where building owners, community organizations and industry professionals come together to share best practices, and drive innovation in San Antonio's built environment.

  • Basura Bash is a volunteer organization. Their mission is committed to increasing stewardship of the San Antonio Area Waterways through mobilizing volunteers for their annual cleanup, providing community education regarding water pollution and natural resource preservation and uilding public/private partnerships for the betterment of our community's environment. Basura Bash is the largest single-day waterway clean-up in Texas. They've continued growing over the past 20 years both in the number of volunteers and in the waterways cleaned.

  • Urban Land Institute (UIL) San Antonio:  ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide. ULI San Antonio is a District Council of the Urban Land Institute. District Councils are ULI at the local level, facilitating the exchange of ideas and the transmission of ULI best practices. ULI San Antonio has over 325 members who convene at luncheons, educational programs, project tours and other events to share experiences and learn from each other.

  • CleanTX is the cluster development organization for clean technology in Central Texas. Headquartered in the capital city of Austin, CleanTX is uniquely positioned at the nexus of government, industry, academia, utility and community interests. Through our advancement of public-private partnerships, leadership on community education, and networking platform for key industry stakeholders, CleanTX supports our rapidly growing clean energy economy.

Food, Farms and Ranches

  • Common Ground is a gathering of local San Antonio organizations working towards more sustainable practices for healthier people, communities and planet.
     
  • EcoCentro is a community outreach center located at San Antonio College which provides urban residents of San Antonio with information and courses designed to help them achieve a more sustainable lifestyle
     
  • Food Policy Council of San Antonio:  Members of the Food Policy Council of San Antonio are drawn from various sectors of the food system, and professions or organizations that can contribute expertise and help in accomplishing our mission.
     
  • Eatwild's Directory of U.S., Canadian and International Farms & Ranches:  Eatwild's Directory of Farms lists more than 1,300 pasture-based farms, with more farms being added each week. It is the most comprehensive source for grass-fed meat and dairy products in the United States and Canada. To find pastured products near you, click on your state in their map or from the alphabetical state list at the bottom of this linked page. Or choose Canada or Outside the US & Canada at their site to find a local supplier.
     
  • Austin EcoNetwork (AEN) connects people, information, events, and resources related to Austin and the environment through a community website and twice-weekly Austin EcoNewsletter. AEN began as a listserv in 2003, became a website in 2009 and added the EcoNewsletter in 2010. The website features Austin’s most comprehensive listing of green events on the EcoCalendar, Blogs written by green thought leaders, and hosts  the EcoDirectories which list the green businesses, environmental organizations, and government departments that are helping advance sustainability.
     
  • Sustainable Food Center in Austin cultivates a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food-secure community where all children and adults grow, share, and prepare healthy, local food.
     
  • R&D-I-Y is a web platform with 18,000+ global citizens collaboratively innovating for environmental stewardship and quality of urban life. The platform is currently being developed, building on their alpha project, Windowfarms.

Solar and Clean Energy

  • The Solutions Project is leading an energy revolution — moving all of us to clean, renewable energy powered by the wind, water, and sun. Right now, everything in our lives could be powered by clean, renewable energy. From our homes and smart phones to the electricity running our local grocery store, clean energy is not only possible – it’s already happening. Solutions Project accelerates the transition to 100% clean energy by championing a movement that is more inclusive, more collaborative, and more celebratory.
     
  • CleanEnergyAuthoritycom:  Has the latest solar energy news and information to keep you up to date on breaking developments in solar power and solar policy. If you’re wondering how solar panels work, planning to install solar electric or solar thermal systems on your home or business, or researching the many solar rebates and incentives available, this site can help. 
     
  • DSIREUSA.org:  Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency is the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is currently operated by the N.C. Solar Center at N.C. State University, with support from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council, Inc. DSIRE is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
     
  • Solar-Estimate.org: developed with the support of the Department of Energy is a free, online solar calculator. It will give you an instant ballpark estimate of how many solar panels you need, what they will cost, what rebates are available and your return and payback period.

Useful Websites – A list of websites for national non-profits, research institutes, and industry associations related to energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Interesting Websites

  • World Under Water:  Check out this site that shows the effect of global warming in your neighborhood.
  • CarbonStory.org:  CarbonStory is a social enterprise fighting climate change by letting members sponsor projects that reduce or remove greenhouse gas emissions.
  • www.altenergy.org is an unorganized group of alt energy aficionados. The content you find on this website, is the collaboration of those few alt energy nuts, who have collated and authored, what we think, is accurate (at the time of publishing) information on developments in the field of alternative energy sources in the North America, Europe and Australia. We make our content readily available on the internet and in the public domain but we do not pretend nor offer the information on this website as infallible or completely up to date.

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