Austin Eco-Change Exchange
In 2009 we organized the Eco-Change Exchange, bringing together all of the environmental groups to develop a common plan for city leaders. Our mission was: “to awaken the dream of Austin as a leader among sustainable cities, to weave our community relationships, and to chart a course, rooted in justice, to get us there.”
This process lead to hundreds of participants in the City Council Chambers who learned about the history of racism and environmental degradation in Austin and what people have done to fight it. We explored in-depth recommendations in each of the issue areas below with opportunities to make new ones. People then participated in a prioritization process that set this agenda for the city.
The process culminated in presenting a list of recommended actions within eight key priorities to the Austin City Council.
- Environmental Justice
- Zero Waste
- Water Stewardship
- Alternative Transportation
- Sustainable Local Food
- Responsible Land Use
- Clean Energy
- Participatory Democracy
- Original Event Flier for Eco-Change Exchange
- Original Event Program Cover
- Eco-Change Exchange Final List of Priorities
- Issue Boards
- Final Press Release Aug 6, 2009
- Eco-Change Exchange Press Summary Document
Check out Ann Harkness’s Photos of the event!