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States Look to Make Companies Take Responsibility for Hard-to-Recycle Packaging

As plastic piles up, bills that shift the financial cost of recycling to the producers are gaining traction.

Molly Bolan - 05-05-2023

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5 habits to build a sustainable future — without breaking the bank

It’s not only possible to make a difference with our individual decisions — it is vital.

Sarah Shemkus - 04-11-2023

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Low-carbon materials eligible for climate resilience, disaster recovery funding: FEMA

Communities and states that want to use low-carbon materials to prepare for disaster are receiving a funding boost

Ysabelle Kempe - 04-11-2023

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Far fewer monarch butterflies are migrating through Texas this spring

The number of monarchs that spent the winter in Mexico dropped significantly.

Mose Buchele - 04-11-2023

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Cities Nationwide Combat Climate Change With Urban Forests

Leaders in many communities now consider trees to be critical infrastructure

Alex Brown - 04-11-2023

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Funding for Wildlife Crossings Now Available

The grants will help local governments prevent wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve connections between habitats.

Molly Bolan - 04-06-2023

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Cities Move to Protect Trees on Private Land

More local governments are considering ordinances that would make it harder to remove healthy trees.

Rachel Gottlieb - 04-06-2023

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Food forests are bringing shade and sustenance to US cities, one parcel of land at a time

One new idea that’s gaining attention is the concept of food forests – essentially, edible parks.

Karen A. Spiller - 04-06-2023

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“Curated” climate data, grant assistance can help cities address EJ and climate change concerns

The EPA’s EJ mapping and screening tool helps governments target outreach to overburdened and underserved communities

Stephenie Overman - 04-06-2023

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“Nature-based solutions” like trees and rain gardens can be cost-effective climate adaptations, advocates say

Momentum is building for land- and water-based infrastructure strategies.

Kalena Thomhave - 03-29-2023

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Report: Renewable energy growth falls short of climate goal

Deployment of new wind and solar power plants needs to be drastically ramped up by the end of the decade

MySanAntonio - 03-29-2023

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US energy officials release strategy to boost offshore wind

The US Energy Department said Wednesday it has a new strategy to meet the goal of vastly expanding offshore wind energy

Jennifer McDermott - 03-29-2023

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How cities can center equity in EV charging

Cities can work to ensure they roll out EV charging infrastructure equitably by listening and collaborating

Kalena Thomhave - 03-29-2023

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The IPCC says we need to phase down fossil fuels, fast. Here’s how the US could do it.

A new report lists 10 policies to constrain polluting infrastructure and achieve key climate goals.

Joseph Winters - 03-24-2023

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How climate change is throwing off key timing for wildflowers and trees in spring

Climate change is altering spring growing conditions, and plant life is changing along with it.

PBS - 03-24-2023

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The Right Way to Build Climate Change Resilience

The Inflation Reduction Act and others are offering all-too-rare opportunities for state and local governments.

Chip Kline and Simone Maloz - 03-24-2023

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$700M in Grants for Local EV Chargers Announced

The Biden administration opened up applications for $700 million in grants for local governments to install EV chargers

Daniel C. Vock - 03-24-2023

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WWF's Earth Hour launches the Biggest Hour For Earth

Give an Hour for Earth by spending 60 minutes doing something - anything - positive for our planet.

Earth Hour - 03-16-2023

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San Antonio cement site commissions 17,800MWh solar power plant

Alamo Cement Company has commissioned its new 17,800MWh solar power plant at its San Antonio cement plant in Texas.

GLOBAL CEMENT STAFF - 03-15-2023

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Inflation Reduction Act Invests Over $120 Million in Proven Projects to Advance Climate Resilience, Conservation and Equity

Interior today announced a more than $120 million investment from the Inflation Reduction Act

US Department of the Interior - 03-15-2023

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How One Texas Town Is Rethinking the American Lawn

The North Texas suburb of Lewisville is encouraging residents to let their lush, manicured yards grow wild.

Will McCarthy - 03-15-2023

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San Antonio Water System (SAWS) improving resiliency through purchase of Enchanted Rock generators

The San Antonio Water System will install backup power for emergency resilience.

Enchanted Rock, LLC - 03-15-2023

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Cool Pavement Implementation

In 2021, the City of San Antonio became the first city in Texas to fight heat with the treatment, testing it on a small ...

Leslie Antunez - 04-26-2023

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Celebrate Fiesta Responsibly and Sustainably

SAN ANTONIO (April 25,2023) — The City of San Antonio's Office of Sustainability is encouraging residents...

Leslie Antunez - 04-26-2023

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Local Community Groups Collaborate on Climate Priorities

City of San Antonio collaborates with local community groups to gather climate prioritiesThe City of San Antonio's O...

Office of Sustainability - 01-31-2023

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Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) Program

This month’s blog focuses on the Texas Property Assessed Clean Energy (TX-PACE) program and the historic Travis Bu...

Office of Sustainability - 03-30-2022

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Biodiversity and Food Systems

This month the Office of Sustainability (OS) is pleased to welcome Dr. Kelly Lyons and Stephen Lucke. The topic we are d...

Office of Sustainability - 12-01-2021

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Youth and Young Adult Engagement

This month, the Office of Sustainability (OS) is speaking with Aaron Arguello, member of the SA Climate Ready Climate Eq...

SA Office of Sustainability - 10-27-2021

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Transportation: EV’s and Mass Transit with Rick Cavender & Kathleen “Kammy” Horne

This month, the Office of Sustainability (OS) is pleased to welcome two guests as we discuss electric vehicles and mass ...

SA Office of Sustainability - 09-30-2021

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Workforce Development and Equity with James Cooper

The Office of Sustainability (OS) is excited to continue our new blog series, featuring interviews with community leader...

SA Office of Sustainability - 08-31-2021

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Health and Climate with Dr. Adelita Cantu

Over the coming months, the Office of Sustainability (OS) will be interviewing community leaders on important issues sur...

SA Office of Sustainability - 08-03-2021