November 19, 2016

A Thanksgiving Message

When I was sixteen I pulled out into oncoming traffic. I called my parents, terrified. The car was totaled. I expected them to be upset. Instead, my mother prepared a feast that night with my favorite dishes. She said, and I will never forget it, “When times are most challenging is the best time to celebrate. Because it’s then when we need to appreciate what is most important.” As I head to Bandera to be with my family, and my Earth Day ATX family is on the way to theirs, I keep thinking of that evening. The table was beautiful. And so was my mother. The last few weeks have been enormously challenging for most in the Austin environmental community. Coming changes bring deep concern. But they also bring urgency and a relevance of our work that perhaps we took for granted to some degree–and an increased importance in supporting […]
November 22, 2016


    Your Monthly Update From Earth Day Austin View this email in your browser News From The Green Room Thanks everyone for making Earth Day 2016 such a great event! In this first monthly newsletter, we have several exciting announcements! Events at The Green Room  Each month we will be offering a discussion relevant to our community. The series starts July 7th. Where Are The Lines? Coexistence of Environmental Causes in a Conservative Texas Thursday, July 14th 6:00pm-8:30pm Austin Green Room 4804 B Grover Avenue, Austin, TX 78756 R.S.V.P. at The environmental cause is growing, and it must be inclusive to grow–we know it must.  But the word “inclusive” can cut both ways, especially here in Texas, a primarily Republican state. How do we keep pushing our sustainability issues forward while navigating the Texas political environment and all that it brings? Join us for a panel-led open discussion on how […]