Kyle: Saturday November 2nd, 9:30 am
Georgetown: Saturday, December 14; 9:30-noon
Pflugerville: February 10, 2014
WHY CONSERVE WATER?
Population growth, a changing climate and recurring drought are straining Central Texas’ limited water resources. Conserving water is the cheapest and best way to meet future water needs. Water utilities, public officials, the business community and the general public all need to act now to conserve water for the future.
Austin has earned the reputation for having some of the best solar
programs in the nation--yet still only meets about 1% of its total
energy needs from the sun. Even if Austin reaches its current goal of
producing 200 megawatts from solar by 2020, that would still only meet
about 3% of demand. Help us get more solar in Austin – click here!
It's time to raise the bar on solar energy goals. Please tell Mayor Lee Leffingwell and the council members to expand Austin’s solar goals and programs!
Please use the resources on this site to transform your yard and your community’s landscape to protect our water resources.
We are working in local communities and at the state level on behalf of sustainable water policies that protect drinking water at its source, preserve wetlands and aquifer recharge Azones, and conserve water for the future. We are working to persuade policy makers to prioritize conservation above expensive new reservoirs and treatment plants—a policy that would also save the energy needed to treat and distribute this water.
With the threat of global warming and fossil fuel prices rising, nuclear power is being hailed once again as a solution to future energy needs. In September 2007, NRG Energy filed for a construction and operation license for two new nuclear reactors at the South Texas Project near Bay City, and since then four additional nuclear plants have been proposed.