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Austin Energy Green Building Program
The Green Building Program is nationally known for expertise in green residential and commercial construction. Check out our directory of local green building professionals.

Bill Hicks Foundation for Wildlife
A non-profit organization whose charter is to render aid to wild animals who are sick, injured, or orphaned, and to release them back into the wild once they are well.

Bull Creek Foundation
To promote the harmonious balance between nature, recreation, and sustainable economic development within the Bull Creek Watershed.

Central Texas Electronic Equipment Recycling Association
An industry association that promotes electronic equipment recycling.

City of Austin Environment & Conservation Education Programs
Austin City Council priorities include "Quality of Life and the Environment." Programs, including water and energy conservation, focus on ensuring a healthy natural environment.

City of Austin Environment & Conservation Gardening Program
Earth-wise choices for Austin-area landscapes. A joint program between the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department, the Travis County Texas Agricultural Extension Service, and local nurseries.

City of Austin Watershed Protection Department
City department for water conservation.

Ecology Action of Texas
Austin's downtown recycling center.

Works to improve our environment by removing the threat of invasive plants species from local parks.

Edwards Aquifer Research and Data Center
Information related to the Edwards Aquifer, the underground reservoir that supplies water for agricultural, industrial as well as municipal uses for more than 1.5 million people in the region.

Environment Texas
A statewide environmental advocacy organization. Our staff combines independent research and tough-minded advocacy to win real results for Texas' environment. We draw on over a decade of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems

Highland Lakes Group
Purpose is to insure that Highland Lakes organizations are well informed about water issues affecting the lakes.

Horned Lizard Conservation Society Page
Through research, education, and conservation of horned lizard habitats and existing populations, the HLCS hopes to return the horned lizard, a state symbol, to all of its natural range.

The Interfaith Environmental Network
Promotes environmental awareness, stewardship and the perspectives of communities of faith on environmental concerns.

Keep Austin Beautiful
A nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a clean and litter-free environment for Greater Austin.

Liveable City
Liveable City is an inclusive network of individuals working together to create a community consensus to promote policies that address the long term social, environmental and economic needs of the people of Austin.

Lower Colorado River Authority
A conservation and reclamation district created by the Texas Legislature in 1934 to improve the quality of life in the Central Texas area.

Maximum Potential Building Systems
A non-profit education, demonstration, and research organization for the application of appropriate technologies and sustainable design practices to meet the needs of a broad range of users.

National Wildflower Research Center
Is the only national nonprofit organization committed to the preservation and reestablishment of native North American wildflowers, grasses, trees, shrubs, and vines in planned landscapes.

Rainforest Partnership
A local non-profit international organization focused on protecting tropical rainforests and providing sustainable economic alternatives to deforestation.

Save Barton Creek Association
Works to protect the flora, fauna and water quality of the Barton Springs segment of the Edwards Aquifer through research, public education, litigation and promotion of alternative land uses.

Save Our Springs Alliance
Dedicated to protecting the Edwards Aquifer, its springs and contributing streams, and its endangered species from pollution and overpumping.

The Sierra Club - Austin Chapter
The Austin chapter of the Sierra Club is dedicated to preserving and enjoying the natural treasures of Austin and the Central Texas region through political activism, volunteerism and extensive outdoor activities and outings.

The Sustainable Food Center of Austin
Our mission is to promote the important role of food in developing healthy, self-sustaining communities.

Sustainable Sources
Provides resources that offer practical options to the conventional methods of building, community, travel, and more.

Texas Environmental Center
A non-profit organization extending environmental information through modern technologies. TEC has been on the Internet since 1991, when we joined with Rice University to develop one of the first electronic environmental libraries in the nation.

Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association
Statewide non-profit organization of companies and individuals involved in solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and hydroelectric energy products and/or services.

Travis Audubon Society
A local nonprofit chapter of National Audubon Society, is a volunteer organization committed to the conservation and preservation of natural resources.

Information about trees, tree care, and tree planting in Austin.

Trust for Public Land
A land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, natural areas and open space.

Useful Wild Plants of Texas
Austin-based project publishing 12-volume encyclopedia documenting historical/economic uses of plants native to Texas, Southeastern/Southwestern U.S., the Southern Plains, and Northern Mexico.

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
Founded in 1974 to protect 227 acres of pristine Texas Hill Country and to provide nature education programs.

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