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[ 1THING for Lake Travis! ]

LAKE TRAVIS OASIS VIEW 1THING 591X218Keep Austin Beautiful, Travis County and the Colorado River Alliance team have teamed up again this year for the biggest scuba diving and shoreline cleanup in Texas. Clean ups are 9am-11am with a volunteer party w/ free lunchm, music and children’s activities afterwards from 11:30am-1pm. Volunteers get a free t-shirt too! This year it’s Sunday, September 11th which is a Day of Remembrance / Volunteer Day.  ‘Together Tomorrow’ Get more information here.

The Volunteer Appreciation Party is at The Oasis on Lake Travis, 6500 Comanche Trail 78732 11:30 am – 1 pm.


[ National Drive Electric Week Celebration in ATX! ]

NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK SEPTEMBER 2016 591X218Saturday, September 10th – Sunday, September 18th is a week that spreads awareness of plug-in rides and the benefits they have for you  and the envinronment… NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK! This special week got started thanks to the 1st ‘ National Plug In Day’ in 2011. This was a day that events nationwide were happening to spread awareness of plug-in rides. There are many benefits to plugging – in a ride besides being fun and less expensive to drive. Electric / plug-in rides from cars and trucks to motorcyles and more are better for the environment and reduce dependence on foreign oil. National Plug-In Day turned into a week w/ lots of events happening all over the country.

ATX has a cool celebration for National Drive Electric Week happening:

Saturday, September 17th
Northwest Austin Recreative Center
2913 Northland Dr. ATX 78757
10 am – 3 pm

You can be part of the ride & drive party with exhibitor booths, family activities, Live Music, Food and more. Click here for more 411 and to get registered for the event. There will also be mini-solar electric racers for kiddos of all ages thanks to Austin Energy.


[ There’s more to energy independence than phasing out foreign oil ]

We can’t ignore the impact from how other countries power their economies.


[ Happy anniversary to the Wilderness Act! ]


[ Get Your Organic Eats on in ATX! ]


Fresh, vegan, organic, eco-friendly, fresh, delicious and more can be found in ATX. An easy & yummy 1Thing is changing your eating habits that’s more in tune w/ your and Mama Earth’s health. Click here  to check out the list of 15 Best Places to get your Organic Grub On in ATX !

ATX places mentioned in the list include: Casa de Luz, Pacha, Eastside Cafe, Juiceland, Picnik Austin, Thai Fresh , Royal Blue Grocery and more … You can Go Green in ATX going out to eat! Try it out!


[ History is made with creation of largest protected area in the world ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.


[ President Obama creates world’s largest protected area with ocean monument expansion ]


[ California’s carbon market is a big success. Here are the facts. ]

California is ahead of schedule in meeting its ambitious climate goals, thanks in no small part to its emissions trading program.


[ Stand for Trees… ]

Tree heart photo Sept 2016Nicholas B. from our Entercom Indianapolis market shared ‘Stand For Trees’ for the September 1Thing charity to spread Awareness, Support and Love for Mama Earth.  Here’s some 411:

Stand For Trees is an innovative grassroots campaign that enables individuals – all of us – to take real action to stop forest loss: the number one cause of species extinction and second-leading cause of CO2 emissions globally. Although we know stopping deforestation is critical to curbing climate change, we continue to lose a forest the size of New York City every 48 hours. And deforestation and forest degradation are now larger contributors to climate change than every plane, train, car, and ship on the planet combined.

Fortunately, we have the solution. Since 2007, the international community has been working together on the REDD+ program to reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. Now, for the first time, the Stand For Trees model allows individuals to be part of this solution by harnessing the power of technology and social media so we can all support local communities who are implementing REDD+ practices on the ground in tropical forest countries. When you Stand For Trees, you stand for investing in communities who are pursuing new economic opportunities — creating the economy of tomorrow where trees are more valuable standing than cut down.

Learn how you can help by visiting https://standfortrees.org


[ Looters, vandals threaten some of America’s great archaeological sites in Bears Ears ]