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Hard to Swallow: The Expensive Cost of Austin Water

The 2013 Directory: WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

The 2013 Cover and Introduction

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

I. Texas: Where the Water Runs Uphill

  • Introduction: Taking It Personally
  • The Supply System
  • The Texas Water Plan
  • Struggles With People
  • Struggles With Nature and Resources
  • Struggles With Money
  • The Fortune Teller

II. Water Conservation

  • Efficient Appliances
  • Efficient Plumbing Fixtures
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Gray Water
  • Reducing Water for Lawns
  • Watering Trees
  • Documentation

III. The Edwards Aquifer (Save Barton Creek Assn.)

IV. Headwaters: An Early History of Austin's Water and Electric Utilities

AUSTIN'S CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAMS

  • Introduction
  • Commercial Conservation Programs
  • Residential Conservation Programs
  • Renewable Energy Programs
  • Multifamily Programs

GREEN BUILDING

  • Introduction
  • Green Building Classes & Tours
  • Toxic Chemicals Contained in Building Materials
  • Energy and Water Saving Tools
  • Myth-Busting
  • The Deep Energy Retrofit
  • A Path to Net Zero Homes
  • Beyond the Green Building Rating
  • Multifamily Green Building
  • Electric Vehicle Update
  • Electric Vehicle Programs Charge Ahead
  • Social Equity in Green Building

WATERSHED PROTECTION

LOCALLY-GROWN FOOD

RECYCLING AND REUSE

  • The Zero Waste Master Plan
  • Recycling Drop-off Centers

ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME LIGHTING

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

  • General
  • Building
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food
  • Fundraising
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Politics
  • Recycling
  • Special Purpose
  • Transportation
  • Trees & Plants
  • Water
  • Wildlife
Hard to Swallow: The Expensive Cost of Austin Water

From the 2010 Directory:

Read it and Leak: 2011 Report on Austin Water

From the 2006 Directory:

Energy and the Environment
Introduction
1. Petrolistan -
Oil & War
2. Fire on Ice -
Liquefied Natural Gas
3. Ten Things People Can
Do To Use Clean Energy
4. Out of the Wilderness -
Strategies Austin Can
Take for Clean Energy

From The 2003 Directory:

Environmental Business
1. Green Business and
Austin's Economy
2. A History of Austin's
Economic Development
3. Creating An Employment
Base From
Environmental Business
4. Strategies for Promoting
Environmental Business

Austin PDFs

The 2013 Cover and Introduction

WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

I. Texas: Where the Water Runs Uphill

  • Introduction: Taking It Personally
  • The Supply System
  • The Texas Water Plan
  • Struggles With People
  • Struggles With Nature and Resources
  • Struggles With Money
  • The Fortune Teller

II. Water Conservation

  • Efficient Appliances
  • Efficient Plumbing Fixtures
  • Rainwater Harvesting
  • Gray Water
  • Reducing Water for Lawns
  • Watering Trees
  • Documentation

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III. The Edwards Aquifer (Save Barton Creek Assn.)

IV. Headwaters: An Early History of Austin’s Water and Electric Utilities


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AUSTIN’S CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAMS

  • Introduction
  • Commercial Conservation Programs
  • Residential Conservation Programs
  • Renewable Energy Programs
  • Multifamily Programs

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GREEN BUILDING

  • Introduction
  • Green Building Classes & Tours
  • Toxic Chemicals Contained in Building Materials
  • Energy and Water Saving Tools
  • Myth-Busting
  • The Deep Energy Retrofit
  • A Path to Net Zero Homes
  • Beyond the Green Building Rating
  • Multifamily Green Building
  • Electric Vehicle Update
  • Electric Vehicle Programs Charge Ahead
  • Social Equity in Green Building

WATERSHED PROTECTION


Integrity

LOCALLY-GROWN FOOD

RECYCLING AND REUSE

  • The Zero Waste Master Plan
  • Recycling Drop-off Centers

ENERGY-EFFICIENT HOME LIGHTING


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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

  • General
  • Building
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Environmental Justice
  • Food
  • Fundraising
  • Grassroots Organizing
  • Health
  • Parks
  • Politics
  • Recycling
  • Special Purpose
  • Transportation
  • Trees & Plants
  • Water
  • Wildlife

Alarife

From the 2010 Directory

The 2010 Cover and Introduction

Theme Part 1 – Synfuels & Redemption

  • Executive Summary
  • A Map to Redemption
  • Oilchemy
  • Which Path to Prayer?
  • Genesis – Synfuels in History
  • Austin’s Synfuel Plants
  • The Price of Syn, and a Future of Syn
  • Buying Your Way to Heaven
  • The Seven Deadly Syns
  • That’s My Hamburger You’re Driving!
  • Tar Sands and Texas
  • The Laws of Man, Carbon, and Physics
  • The Ambassador from Mars
  • Answering The Heretics
  • The Carbon Hawks
  • Benediction
  • Documentation

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Theme Part 3 – The Zero Energy Suburb

  • Sprawl is Beautiful
  • It Hits You Where You Live
  • What Zero Looks Like
  • The Cost of Zero
  • Zero in the Real World
  • Behind the Numbers: The Activist As Enabler

Parks

  • Non-Profits
  • State Parks
  • Austin Parks
  • Travis County Parks

From the 2006 Directory: Energy and the Environment

Part 1. Petrolistan – Oil & War (file size 1.4mb)

  • The Countries With Oil
  • The U.S. Military in Petrolistan
  • Transportation Danger
  • Cost of U.S. Military Presence & Financial Aid
  • Democracy & Human Rights
  • Corruption and Poverty
  • Resource Use (Like Lemmings)
  • Petrolistan – The Sequel

Part 2. Fire on Ice – Liquefied Natural Gas

  • Introduction
  • Safety – A Look At the Record
  • Safety – The Best and Worst Case
  • The Great Cold Rush
  • LNG in the Lone Star State
  • Secure the Perimeter
  • Texas LNG Terminals
    • Corpus Christi
    • Calhoun County
    • Freeport
    • Galveston
    • Port Arthur
  • LNG Around the Country
  • LNG in the Northeast
  • The Energy Bridge
  • LNG on the West Coast
  • LNG Down South
  • Possession is 9/10ths of the Law
  • New Rules
  • The Price of the Bottom Line

Part 3. Ten Things People Can Do To Use Clean Energy (file size 1.1mb)

  • Retrofit Your Residence
  • Efficient Heating & Cooling
  • Efficient Appliances
  • Energy-Efficient Lamps
  • Water Heating
  • Renewable Energy
  • Efficient Vehicles
  • Alternative Motorized Transportation
  • Food
  • Greenbuilding

Part 4. Out of the Wilderness – Strategies Austin Can Take for Clean Energy (file size 4.4mb)

  • Hold On To The Wind
  • National Research & Development Consortium
  • Maximum Efficiency
  • More Effective Building and Appliance Codes
  • Expand the Green Building Program
  • Mandatory Requirements in Rental Buildings
  • Streetcars
  • Heat Island Mitigation
  • Municipalize the Gas Company
  • Green Power for Local Governments

From the 2003 Directory: Environmental Business

Part 1. Green Business and Austin’s Economy (file size: 736 kb)

  • Introduction – Kick ’em While They’re Down
  • A Fairy Tale
  • The Jungle
  • Austin’s Industrial Foundation
  • Incentives
  • Military Contracts
  • A Clean Industry?
  • Meet Your Chamber of Commerce

Part 2. The Town That Won the Pennant:A Short History of Austin’s Economic Development (file size: 216 kb)

  • T-Ball: The Incubator at Balcones Research Center
  • Little League: Privately Funded Recruitment Effort – 1948
  • The Bush Leagues: The Chamber of Commerce – 1956
  • The Majors: IBM and the Branch Plants
  • The All Stars – 1983
  • Team Infighting: Owners Fire Management – 1983
  • Injury During Game – 1985
  • Grand SlamNew Season
  • A Two Team Town
  • Final Thoughts

Part 3. Creating An Employment Base From Environmental Business (file size: 1469 kb)

  • The Monument to Diversification
  • Balancing the Risk
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation
  • Wind Power
  • Light Emitting Diodes
  • Photovoltaic Electricity
  • A More Environmental Car
  • Capacitors, Electric Vehicles, & Battery Life Extension
  • Plant-Based Motor Oil and Hydraulic Fluids
  • By-Pass Oil Filters
  • Plant-Based Plastics
  • Dextrose-Based Polymers
  • Soy-based Plastic
  • Bioplastic Composites
  • Local Environmental Paper Production
  • New York’s Mini-Mill
  • Fiber from Plants
  • Green Building Products
  • Aerated Concrete
  • Pervious Concrete
  • Building Material from Straw
  • Locally-Grown Food Businesses
  • Boggy Creek Farm
  • The Ft. Worth Market
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Food Incubators
  • Stemming Food Imports

Part 4. Strategies for Promoting Environmental Businesses (file size: 390 kb)

  • Green Money Which Bottom Line
  • Yankee Brains
  • Environmentally-Preferable Purchasing
  • Major Employers
  • Survey
  • Green Taxes
  • Happily Ever After