Sponsors

The 2009 Austin combined Environmental Forum was brought to you by the following groups:

American YouthWorks Invites central Texas young adults who have not yet been successful in education and life opportunities to build life, academic and real job skills that will enable them to choose a sustainable employment and life path out of poverty for themselves and their families. Best known as the Casa Verde YouthBuild, Environmental Corps and the Computer Corps these program integrated with the American YouthWorks Charter high School each year give hundreds of young people tools for a new a new life. An evening and weekend Green Jobs training Center is planned for opening in September 2009.
Austin 350 Austin 350 is a coalition that supports and encourages individuals and groups to make a commitment to reduce carbon emissions. Created in 2008 by a dynamic group of Austinites who were inspired by Bill McKibben’s Project 350, its purpose is to serve as a vehicle to assist its members in understanding, tracking, monitoring and reducing their carbon footprint as well as sharing tips and successes with others.
Austin CarShare Austin CarShare seeks to educate the public about carsharing and the costs of car ownership while helping to improve our community by reducing traffic, improving air quality, promoting sustainable economic development, increasing the number of transportation options, and improving the quality of life in Austin by providing access to vehicles without the cost of ownership.
Austin Metro Trails & Greenways Austin Metro Trails and Greenways (AMTG) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to the vision of an Austin interconnected by trails and greenways, where any front door in the city is just a ten minute walk from the trail.
Austin Permaculture Guild A group of individuals around Austin who are dedicated to teaching and promoting permaculture - a design system for creating sustainable human environments. Permaculture is practical sustainability for everyday people. To support their efforts to live more richly and sustainably, and to be the change they want to see in the world, the Austin Permaculture Guild offers many classes and free events throughout the year.
Austin Eco Network Austin Eco Network strives to be the primary source of information and connections for the environmental community of Austin. The portal is currently in beta testing and a mailing list is available.
Central Texas Zero Waste Alliance The Central Texas Zero Waste Alliance is an alliance of environmental leaders and groups dedicated to moving solid waste policy in the Central Texas region towards the ideal of "zero-waste."
Citizen Gardener A program designed to engage more Austin area residents in growing food locally. How it works: Candidates attend 10 hours of gardening instruction (much of it hands on) and 10 hours of serve/apprenticeship alongside a more seasoned gardener. Upon completion of the hours, the student is awarded the distinction of being a "Citizen Gardener" and has the skills to create their own garden
Clean Water Action Clean Water Action is an organization of 1.2 million members working to empower people to take action to protect America's waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work for all of us.
Environment Texas Environment Texas focuses on protecting Texas' air, water and open spaces. We speak out and take action at the local, state and national levels to improve the quality of our environment and our lives.
Ethic Living Ethic Living is working towards the restoration of the balance between human civilization and the natural environment. We address a myriad of environmental, economic and social issues in an integrative, results-driven approach through our Ecosystems Infrastructure and EnviroMecca™ programs
Green Corn Project Green Corn Project is a completely volunteer-run organization that serves people with limited access to nutritious, affordable food by partnering with them to build their own gardens at homes, schools, and community centers. GCP also educates garden recipients, volunteers, and community members about the techniques and benefits of organic gardening through skills workshops, presentations, and community events.
League of Bicycling Voters The League of Bicycling Voters is Austin's voice for bicyclists. LOBV is a nonprofit advocacy organization promoting better policy decisions and more resources to increase the number of bicyclists in the Austin area.
OHPEN The Oak Hill Planning and Environmental Network (OHPEN) is a grass-roots organization that works to preserve the natural Hill Country character of Oak Hill.
PODER People Organized in Defense of Earth and her Resources is a grass-roots organization working on environmental, economic, and social justice issues.
Public Citizen Public Citizen is an advocacy organization that promotes cleaner energy, cleaner government, cleaner cars, cleaner air, and safe products, for all Texans.
Save Barton Creek Association The Save Barton Creek Association is now in its 30th year of advocating for the preservation of the five creek watersheds that feed into the Barton Springs section of the Edwards Aquifer.
Save Our Springs Alliance The Save Our Springs Alliance fights to protect the Edwards Aquifer, its springs and contributing streams, and the natural and cultural heritage of the Hill Country region and its watersheds, with special emphasis on Barton Springs.
Sierra Club, Austin Chapter The Austin Regional Group of the Sierra Club is a grass-roots volunteer organization that advocates on behalf of local environmental issues, educates the public on the environment, and hosts recreational trips to local parks and wilderness regions.
SEED Coalition The Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED ) Coalition is an alliance of individuals, businesses, and organizations advocating sustainable energy strategies for Texas, including the use of renewables and conservation.
Solar Austin Solar Austin is a non-profit organization working to accelerate the transition to clean renewable energy, building healthy communities, strong economies, and energy independence.
Sustainable Food Center We cultivate a healthy community by strengthening the local food system and improving access to nutritious, affordable food. SFC envisions a food secure community where all children and adults grow, share and prepare healthy, local food.
Texas Campaign for the Environment The Texas Campaign for the Environment is dedicated to informing and mobilizing Texans to protect the quality of their lives, their health, their communities and the environment. Recently, they have focused in the Austin area on electronic waste disposal issues and progressive solid waste and landfill management.
Texas Climate Emergency Campaign The Texas Climate Emergency Campaign (TCEC) educates and mobilizes community leaders and organizations throughout this state to work together for a science based solution to global warming.
Texas Environmental Democrats The Texas Environmental Democrats is the environmental caucus of the Texas Democratic Party and focuses on electing Democrats with progressive environmental credentials to public office.
Texas Green Network A business-to-business chamber of commerce centered around environmental initiatives and responsibility rather than geography. Our goal is to accelerate the spread of environmental responsibility in mainstream business practices and thought processes. The network brings together Texas-based businesses, providing a forum for sharing best eco-business practices as well as fostering a community of businesses and networking opportunities for our members and associates.
Transition Austin Transition Austin's mission is to spark a graceful Transition in Austin from an oil-dependent culture to one of local resilience, characterized by sustainable lifestyles. Our task is to raise awareness among Austin's people about the reality of peak oil and global climate change, and to teach & model effective ways for all of us to get through those crises in ways that enhance the quality of life of the people of Austin.
US Green Building Council - Balcones Chapter Exists to accelerate the transformation toward sustainable building and land development practices in Central Texas through innovation, advocacy and partnerships.