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Raising Chickens: An Unexpected Weapon in the Fight Against Poverty and Obesity

Statistics show that both poverty and obesity are on the rise and that the two are closely linked. In September of 2011, the Census Bureau reported that another 2.6 million people have slipped into poverty in the United States, which is the highest number in the 52 years the bureau has been publishing these figures.  […]

New Report Confirms Austin Water Costs Are Highest of Large Texas Cities

Extra Costs Amount to $141 Million a Year by Paul Robbins  A new report, “Hard to Swallow,” by environmental writer and consumer advocate Paul Robbins has alarming news.  Austin’s water utility has the highest cost per unit of combined water and wastewater of any large Texas city. It is highest in all rate classes, Residential, […]

How to Volunteer at 5 Mile Farms!

 A lot of our farm friends have been asking lately what the best way for them to get involved at 5 Mile Farms would be, so we created this nifty volunteer schedule to help you all out! All you have to do is call or email us around 24 hours before you want to volunteer, […]

New Look at Affordable Homes by Ralph Smoot

Many have heard of the fires inBastropCounty.  Though my homes today went through the fires, my wood home burned when I was 13 and we had what was on our backs.  Many people have jumped in to help the fire victims, but the loss is still great.  Loss of our homes is only part of […]

ImagineSolar Open House

Kick off your 2012 at TGN Gold Sponsor Imagine Solar’s Open House and Tour of their State-of-the-Art training facility! Join Austin’s green community Saturday, January 7th,2012 from 10 AM to Noon, for a presentation on “Opportunities in the Solarand Smart Grid Industries”.

Announcing our New Board of Advisors

including Tom “Smitty” Smith, Richard Halpin, Brandi Clark Burton and Pliny Fisk Poised to Help Take TGN to the Next Level

Texas Green Network Seeks Austin Chapter President

TGN Seeks a Green Leader to Continue Growing Our Most Developed Chapter…

San Antonio is First in Texas to Close Coal Plant

A coal-fired power plant that has supplied electricity in San Antonio since the 1970s will be the first in Texas to shut down. The move by San Antonio’s community-owned gas and electric company, CPS Energy, comes as many coal-fired plants nationwide face the prospect of stringent federal regulations on mercury and other emissions. The announcement to shut down the Deely plant in 2018 could pressure the state’s energy companies to focus their efforts on alternative power sources . . . MORE

Texas Has Statewide TV Recycling Law

Environmentalists and local government leaders have praised Texas legislators for passing a bill that will have TV manufacturers take back and recycle obsolete televisions, keeping toxic materials such as lead and mercury out of Texas landfills and water sources. SB 329, sponsored by Senator Kirk Watson (D-Austin) and Representative Warren Chisum (R-Pampa), requires manufacturers selling TVs in Texas to offer free, convenient recycling programs for Texas residents. . . . MORE

NEW! TGN Networking Breakfasts! Join Us for a More Intimate Networking Setting…

Folks Love Our Monthly Meetings But Don’t Always Connect For Real With 50, 100, 150 People On Hand…