Austin/Travis County, TX Focus
April 6, 2011 11:00AM to 02:00PM
The Texas State Employees Union/CWA and Texas Forward, a coalition of progressive groups including the Texas AFL-CIO, will march and rally in support of state employees. Proposed budget cuts in Texas would lead to major damage to public schools, colleges, health care programs and other infrastructure.
Waterloo Park, 12th & Trinity
For all my Texas Readers: CRITICAL: Three things you can do to help save Texas public schools...I will never understand why Republicans hate education so much. It has been shown over and over that strong education programs reduce poverty, crime and drug use, yet Republicans seem to prefer poverty, crime and drug use to supporting education
Relay For Life of Central Austin
Fri, April 29, 7pm – Sat, April 30, 7am
We are making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. At the event, our team will camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Saving lives from cancer starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time. Our team is doing our part to make sure that cancer never steals another year of anyone’s life. Please join our team or make a donation. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone! http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11PL?team_id=877897&pg=team&fr_id=32272
To find events in the Austin/Travis County area, go to the Travis County Democratic Party Calendar
SOME RECURRING EVENTS:
NxNW Democrats meeting
3rd Monday of every month
Where: Sherlock's Baker St. Pub and Grill, 9012 Research Blvd., Austin, TX. At the corner of 183 and Burnet. (Lots of free parking. We have the inside main room reserved).
Cost: FREE. Everyone is invited!
Capital Area Progressive Democrats Meeting
First Tuesday of every month
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: AFL-CIO 1106 Lavaca St
South Austin Democrats Meeting
Second Tuesday of every month
5:30pm – 7:00pm
Casa Garcia 1000 S Lamar Austin, TX 78704
Come join the South Austin Democrats at their monthly meeting.
Eat and socialize 5:30pm Program begins at 6:00
Find out what is going on at this year's TCDP Coordinated Campaign
Northeast Travis County Democrats Monthly Meeting
The last Tuesday of every month from 6:30-9 pm.
North Rural Community Center in Pflugerville
15822 Foothills Farms Loop (across 1825 from Springhill Restaurant, behind Lamb's Automotive)
Capital City Young Democrats
First Wednesday of each month
6pm – 8pm
George Washington Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library, 1161 Angelina Street, Austin, TX 78722, (512) 974-1010
Capital City Young Democrats welcomes the young and the young at heart to join us for volunteering and social events. Each month, we have a regular meeting, a happy hour, and at least one social or volunteer event. We meet the first Wednesday of every month.
For more information, contact email@example.com
Central Austin Democrats Meeting
Wed, January 19, 2011, 6:15pm – 7:15pm
New Worl Deli, 4101 Guadalupe #100 Austin, TX 78751
DescriptionJoin the Central Austin Democrats at their monthly meeting.
The Austin branch of the NAACP has been a part of the association’s long and storied tradition since 1915 and has waged historic fights against racial injustice in Travis County. Beginning with protest against the lynching of blacks in the early part of the 19th century; rightful battle for school desegregation of the 1980’s; the public protest of police brutality of 2002-2004 the local branch has continued the work of the association
1704 E. 12th Street
Austin, Texas 78702
Austin Hispanic Women's Network of Texas:
The Hispanic Women's Network of Texas (HWNT) is a state-wide organization of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to promoting the participation of Hispanic women in public, corporate and civic arenas. HWNT seeks to advance the educational, cultural, social, legal and economic well-being of all women through a broader awareness of their role in society, business and family. Members strive to celebrate the positive image and values of the Hispanic culture.
P.O. Box 1356
Austin, TX 78767-1356
Americans United for Separation of Church and State
We come from all 50 states and a wide variety of religious, political and philosophical backgrounds. We are dedicated to preserving the constitutional principle of church-state separation as the only way to ensure religious freedom for all Americans.
PO Box 66522 Austin, Texas 78766
Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition
The Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition is a membership-based coalition of immigrants, allies, and organizations that promotes human rights and dignity, and social and economic justice for immigrants through community organizing, policy advocacy, and public education.
Click here to find out what they do.
Click here to get involved.
HISPANICS IN AUSTIN:
This is a blog for Hispanic and Latino-Friendly folks in Austin, TX who want to deep dive into the Hispanic Austinite Experience.
Juan Castillo blogs on Latino news, happenings, culture and more.
AUSTIN DEMOCRATIC CLUBS:
Capital Area Progressive Democrats
First Tuesday of the month, 5:30P
AFL-CIO, 1106 Lavaca
Contact: John Lipscombe or 512.826.5517
Capital City Young Democrats
First Wednesday of the month, 6:00P
Carver Library, 1161 Angelina
Contact: Ben Simnacher or tel. 512.576.1679
Texas Environmental Democrats
Third Tuesdays, 7P-8:30P
Vinny’s Italian Cafe, 1003 Barton Springs Rd.
Contact: Kedron Touvell or 512.680.5998
Every Wednesday during the Fall and Spring semesters, 8P
Mezes 1.306 on the UT Campus
Austin Tejano Democrats
Meet Second Wednesday of the month, 5:30P
Casa Garcia’s Restaurant, 1000 S. Lamar
Contact: Fred Cantu or 512.698.4805
Black Austin Democrats
Third Thursday of the month, 6P
Carver Library, 1611 Angelina
Contact: Natomi Austin
Capital Area Asian American Democrats
First Tuesday of the Month, 6:30P Eat, Drink, Socialize, 7:00P Meeting
First Chinese BBQ Restaurant, 10901 N Lamar Blvd.
Contact: Ramey Ko or 512.577.5729
Latinos for Texas
Third Tuesday of the month, 7:00 – 8:30P
Contact: Crystal Viagran
Capital Area Democratic Women
Second Thursday of the month, 11:30A networking, 12:00P lunch
Nuevo Leon Restaurant, 1501 E. 6th St.
Contact: Jean Warneke or 512.217.4814
First Tuesday of the month, 7:30P
The Red House 1917 Manor Rd. (MAP)
Contact: Rich Bailey or 512.771.3538
Circle C Area Democrats
Second Monday of the month, 6:15P
Contact: Ed Scruggs or Leslie Westo
Lake Travis Democrats
Second Tuesday of the month, 6:30P
Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek Rd.
Contact: Judy Donohue or 512.531.9804
North by Northwest Democrats
Third Monday of the month, 6P
Sherlocks, 9012 Research Blvd
Contact: Jack Sigman or 512.796.7245
Northeast Travis County Democrats
Last Tuesday of the month, 6:30 Meet and Greet; 7:00 p.m. Meeting starts
Travis County Community Center in Pflugerville, 15822 Foothill Farms Loop
Contact: Dave Taylor or 844-1300
South Austin Democrats
Second Tuesday of the month, 5:30P Eat and socialize, 6P Program
Casa Garcia’s Restaurant, 1000 S. Lamar
Contact: Richard Arriola or 512.547.0556
Southwest Austin Democrats
Third Wednesday of the month, 6:30P Social; 6:45P Program
Will Hampton Public Library, 5125 Convict Hill Rd.
Contact: Albert Gonzales or 512.280.4900
West Austin Democrats
Second Wednesday of the month, 7P
Howson Branch Library, 2500 Exposition Blvd
Contact: Janet Hamilton or 512.469.9894
YellerDawg / Saturday Sages Democrats
Every Saturday, 11A
Tres Amigos Restaurant, 1801 S. Capitol of Texas Hwy (MAP)
Contact: Bill McAfee
BIODIESEL IN AUSTIN AREA
Biodiesel is less polluting and has a smaller carbon footprint than regular diesel, and is produced right here in the USA. Biodiesel can be used in almost any diesel engine. Up to B20 (a 20 percent blend) any diesel engine, whether car or 18 wheeler or whatever, can use it. Above B20 some older engines may have problems, but newer engines should be ok.
DieselGreen Fuels: sells biodiesel to fleet customers and wholesale via transport truck. For more info call: 512-247-3835. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine) and B100 (OK for newer diesel engines).
Ecowise: 110 W. Elizabeth St. Austin, TX 78704, 512-326-4474. Offers B100 (OK for newer diesel engines). Open M-SU 10-7PM.
GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE AUSTIN AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages
Wheatsville Food Co-op
Special offer for Green Pages™ readers: Free sample newsletter.
"The only grocery store in Texas owned by its customers." Full line of natural and organic foods and groceries.
3101 Guadalupe St.
Austin, TX 78705-2898
White Mountain Foods
Since 1970, has manufactured natural European yogurt, vegetarian tamales, tofu deli salads, and meat substitutes, including award-winning vegetarian fajita fixings.
3301 E. 5th St.
Austin, TX 78702
Austin's award-winning "green" hotel. Spacious one- and two-bedroom suites nestled in tree-shaded gardens of native flowers and herbs. Complimentary breakfast buffet and hospitality hours, courtyard pool, and spa. Environmental brochure available.
500 E. Highland Mall Blvd.
Austin, TX 78752-3716
Z Works Design/Build
Complete in-house design and construction services for sustainable buildings. Site-specific passive-solar design, alternative materials (ICF, SIPs, recycled materials), rainwater collection systems, etc.
P.O. Box 92183
Austin, TX 78709
Environmental general merchandise store carrying all types of sustainable flooring, nontoxic and recycled fiber futons, water filters, pest control products, hemp clothing, T-shirts, organic cotton linens, and towels. Nontoxic paints, gifts, and more.
110 W. Elizabeth
Austin, TX 78704-3002
20/20 Enterprises, Inc.
"Kill-A-Watt~Home" is an employee energy efficiency program. "Eco-Scavenger Hunt" is for employers. Green Fundraisers have 100%+ profit margins. Environmental trade show assistance. "Queen-of-Green."
3005 S. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78704
Innovative Water Solutions
Sustainable water conservation design/ build firm: rainwater harvesting, graywater reuse, irrigation, drainage, and landscaping for residential and commercial projects. Educational materials and DIY products available.
501 W. Powell Ln.
Austin, TX 78753
Provides green products and green rating consultation services. Focus on Austin Energy Green Building and USGBC LEED AP consultation.
109 Fenway Ct.
Austin, TX 78734
Design and hosting of Web sites and other Internet services. Green building professionals directory, listings of green real estate for sale/lease, sustainable building calendar, and bookstore.
108 Royal Way, Ste. 1004
Austin, TX 78737-9065
Sourcing partner for socially responsible and environmentally friendly products from developing nations. Fair Trade, functional products handcrafted by skilled artisans using traditional art. We do custom orders!
5555 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
Olive Green Dog
Special offer for Green Pages™ readers: 15% off. Use code: OLIVEGD.
"The best source for healthful and environmentally friendly pet products."Natural and organic pet foods, treats, supplements, flea control, shampoo, toys, collars, bedding and outerwear.
120 Sunrise Ter.
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Barbara Jackson, Western Equity Group, Inc.
Fee-based consulting for individuals and small businesses who wish to evaluate their investment choices in terms of enhancing sustainability for the future. Member, First Affirmative Financial Network.
4131 Spicewood Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78759
Hill Country Green Team
Real estate brokerage and consulting services for green home buyers; marketing services for green builders; consulting for developers using the Conservation Development Model.
16700 Goldenwood Way
Austin, TX 78737
A progressive learning center, meeting place, and wellness spa located outside of Austin in a scenic hill country setting that inspires growth, balance, and sanctuary.
13500 FM 2769
Austin, TX 78726
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