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[1THING] Blog: Archive for September, 2017

[ It’s Pumpkin Patch Time! ]

Pumpkins, Hayrides and Corn Mazes! Find some Awesome Pumpkin Patches around the Austin area thanks to DO512Family  When you get the Pumpkin for a natural Fall/ Halloween decoration and then do something cool and/ or yummy w/ it.. it’s a #1THING shared w/ family & friends.

Find out more here! Have Fall Ya’ll! Happy Halloween! 

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[ Public Lands Day sees #OurWild at a dangerous crossroads ]

In 2017, National Public Lands Day (Sept. 30) comes as many bedrock notions about public lands have been shaken to the core–or even forgotten entirely by some of the country’s leaders.


[ This trade dispute could upend America’s booming solar industry. Here’s what it means for you. ]

Thinking of getting solar panels for your roof? New tariffs, if imposed, could put a quick end to your project – and worry anyone concerned with climate change.


[ Court rejects Nevada county’s meritless road claim after nearly two decades of litigation ]

Jennifer Dickson

Earlier this week a federal district court issued a final decision in a nearly two-decades-old legal case over a right-of-way claim by Elko County, Nevada to a road that traverses a sensitive river canyon near the bo



[ October 1Thingies … ]

October 930x218 1THINGThe month of October shows Love for the Vegetarian Diet and Green Halloween Tricks and Treats and more. You do 1Thing it will help Mama Earth, which is important to us all, since we live on her. Pick one, two or more and go for it! Do #1Thing.

  • October is Vegetarian Awareness Month. Eating more plant-based foods such as vegetables, fruits and legumes and cutting out meat will boost your body’s health and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers. Plus going meatless has environmental benefits such as cutting greenhouse gas emissions produced by livestock by 70%.
    30 Day Vegetarian Diet   Vegetarian  Awareness Month   Vegan Diets Reduce Global Warming 
  • Think Green when it comes to Halloween. Avoid costumes w/ toxic chemicals. Use existing clothing and fashion costumes from recycled materials. Host a community costume swap. Decorate Naturally with locally grown pumpkins to reduce waste and carbon emissions. Celebrate at a local farm w/ hay rides, corn mazes and yummy produce. Make it a Green Halloween 
  • October is Adopt a Dog month. Adopting is Greener than Breeding. Each year 4-5 million dogs (& cats) are put down in shelters across the country. Keep the good of saving their life by caring for them in an eco-friendly way. Get organic food and treats. Buy pet products made with organic or recylced materials. Buy local – the less time spent driving makes for a healthier and happier pet and environment.
    8 Tips for Raising Environmentally Friendly Cats and Dogs
  • This October Choose Green Spirits. A growing number of breweries and wineries are adhering to organic, environmentally-conscious practices and are working toward operating with 100% sustainable energy. Many parts of the country have local wineries that produce delicious, organic products each season. If local varieties aren’t available to you, check out this green wine guide to help you make some tasty, healthy picks.

Easy 1Things that can be done to have fun and help Mama Earth at the same time. Give one or two or more a try. You will be making a Big difference.




[ DOI ignores stakeholders input with changes to sage grouse plans ]

Alex Thompson

During a call on Monday, the Interior Department said they intend to move forward with changing the sage grouse conservation plans, putting the Trump administration’s fossil fuel focused agenda ahead of the interests of western stakeholders, including states, communities and western govern



[ Jarbridge South Canyon Road order ]

Sep 25, 2017

Judge’s order for Case No. 3:99-cv-00547-MMD-WGC (South Canyon Road) b



[ MEMO: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 2017 Timeline ]

Tim Woody

November 8, 2016: Donald Trump wins presidential election. Sen.


[ Batter & Bulb Recycling Tip ]

honey Ted & I ran across a drop off for batteries & bulbs in South Austin, and has locations all over the ATXa are. It’s 1Thing you could do. Click here to see where we were.

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“What do I do with..” Click here to find out where  to drop off lots of thingies for recycling to make Mama Earth a cleaner and safer place to live for us all.











[ 1THING featured Organization for October 2017 :Surfrider Foundation ]

1THING-Surfrider-banner-775x515Entercom’s #1Thing featured organization for October of 2017 was chosen by our sister cluster Entercom San Diego.. Surfrider Foundation. 

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Our ocean faces growing challenges from pollution, offshore development and climate change. At the same time, expanding industries, such as offshore oil drilling, threaten to crowd our ocean and degrade its health (and those who call it home!).

Every day poses new threats to our oceans and beaches. Our ocean and special places must be proactively protected before they are threatened and stem the tide before further damage is done to the ocean’s health.

This is precisely why Surfrider has built a network of passion-driven people who are on the ground and are the voice for our ocean and beaches. With one foot in the sand and the other in the water, Surfrider is the only non-profit organization who is 100% focused on our coasts.

Visit Surfrider.org to find out more and to donate now!