Green Living

Day Trip: Wimberley's Blue Hole is a Hill Country Jewel

Ah, the swimming hole. There’s not a Central Texan around who can’t appreciate the appeal of a good swimming hole; a shady spot where the river or creek widens and deepens as bald cypress trees bend at the hips, looking at their reflection in the water.

Day Trip: Guadalupe River State Park

It’s just about August, and that means we’re sort of, kind of, relatively close to the end of the absolute worst part of the eight-month stretch of year we call summer.

Day Trip: Monument Hill/Kreische Brewery

A trip to this La Grange park is rich with history.

Day Trip: Bull Creek (East of 360)

This Colorado River tributary is one of Austin’s greatest natural treasures.

Day Trip: McKinney Roughs Nature Park

McKinney Roughs is maintained by the Lower Colorado River Authority as a day use park for recreational hikers and horseback riders. It's worth a visit.

Day Trip: Mount Bonnell

Technically neither a mountain nor a day trip, this Austin landmark is still worth a look.

Day Trip: Bull Creek

An effortlessly beautiful place that's just a short drive away.

Sustainable Food Center's Holiday Gifts and Events

The Sustainable Food Center and farmers market has several locally sourced holiday gifts and events this year. The local farmers and vendors will offer an array of seasonal items this year, perfect for the local food-lover on your list or for entertaining at a holiday party.

Beloved Thanksgiving Day tradition: Austin’s Turkey Trot

The Thundercloud Subs Turkey Trot is held in Austin on Thanksgiving Day, and is a great way to help eliminate guilt over that big meal you are going to inhale after you cross the finish line.

Austin Trees Still in Crisis

It’s cooling off in Austin, but falling leaves may not be a sign of autumn. Austin (and most of Texas) is in the midst of a serious drought that is still hurting the city’s urban forest.

City Council's Postponed Vote on the Urban Farm Code Update Means More Time for Community Input

Austin City Council postponed their vote (originally scheduled for October 17th) on the Urban Farm Code Update. So, that gives extra opportunity to speak your opinion to the council – whether by email, or in November at the meeting itself.

Weather Cools! Top 5 Hiking Spots Around Austin

Fall is my favorite time of the year. In more northerly states, it conjures memories of crackling leaves, hooded sweatshirts, worn-in jeans, football games and early sunsets. In Austin, it conjures memories of … not sweating, shirts that have sleeves and cool nights, if not yet days.

Auditorium Shores Dog Park Meeting Gets Rowdy

City Parks Department staffers Jesse Vargas and Marty Stump got barked at by a packed house of angry and frustrated dog owners on Tuesday night, who were there to comment about the staff’s now-final recommendations to ban dogs—on leash or off—from the Auditorium Shores lawn.

East Side Compost Pedallers Complete the Cycle

The average American creates around 4 pounds of trash per day according to one EPA report, but for social entrepreneur Dustin Fedako, founder of the East Side Compost Pedallers, it’s not trash, it’s “scrapple.”

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