The Austin Environmental Directory is also available for free in print at many environmentally related businesses in Austin.
Hard to Swallow: The Expensive Cost of Austin Water

The 2013 Directory: WATER & THE ENVIRONMENT

The 2013 Cover and Introduction


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


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


  • 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




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



  • 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
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 Bergstrom International Airport

At 80% reduction in carbon emissions and counting, Austin’s airport will spread renewable electric power beyond buildings. The terminal of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport began using the 100% renewable electric power of Austin Energy’s GreenChoice three years ago. This reduced carbon emissions from the airport by 80%.

Now that same green energy will spread to vehicles on the airfield. The airline tugs that pull luggage carts and load bags will convert from diesel to electric. These electric vehicles will charge by plugging into the terminal’s existing supply of GreenChoice electricity. This continues the Green history the airport from its start as a recycled Air Force base to a newly opened LEED Silver certified building.

Find more “Green Gems” of the airport at our Web site.

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