Austin's been an important star in the Worldchanging constellation from the start. Right after Thanksgiving, we're zipping down to Austin, TX, to join with some core WC teammates and a number of great groups, including Solar Austin, to have a reading at Book People.
November 29th: AUSTIN - Reading at Book People
7:00-11pm (Reception at the new REI to follow)
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Come to that, come to the party.
Also because part of our goal in each city we visit is to shine a spotlight on local people and groups doing worldchanging work (promoting sustainability and social change, delivering innovation and future-forward solutions), we're looking for your recommendations about who to spotlight, as well.
Who is worldchanging in the Austin? Let us know!
The Soup Peddler is worldchanging in Austin! Though I'm sure you've already heard by now. In any case, check out souppeddler.com
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Welcome! we're looking forward to the visit. There are so many organizations in Austin that are relevant to Worldchanging's mission that it's hard to know where to start. I second Soup Peddler. Of course, there's the obvious Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems. But have you heard of the Rhizome Collective? I'm not a member; this is an independent plug.
these guys have been walking the walk and supporting affordable urban sustainability for years.
Also, check out sustainable food center:
really, there are just so _many_. the university of texas has numerous spinoffs. we have an annual Renewable Energy Roundup. Plenty, the old school Austin and Tennessee cadre, was here. Also, a lot of people who aren't explicitly part of the sustainability movement encourage action in small ways. for example, the coffee shop in my hood gives out coffee grounds to encourage people to compost. next door, there is a vintage moped store to encourage people to use mopeds instead of cars.
i can post more organizations as they come to me.
Book People is really the only choice for your reading in Austin because, well, they're the bomb, and we love them here. Excellent decision on that one.
Hello Worldchanging! The Earth & Sky radio series and website are in Austin ... our aim is to be a clear voice for scientists around the world who are, most definitely, worldchanging.
Visit our website at http://www.earthsky.org/
And come on by when you're in town ... we'd love to meet and get to know you.
- Deborah Byrd
Wheatsville Coop is a really great local & organic grocery store here. They not only offer the best local selection around, they have a deli with amazing food; issue a bi-monthly newspaper about nutrition, food issues, cycling, and the local community; and host community-wide events supporting local artists.