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School Board Members Call for Review of District Solar | Emma Pabst

Last night myself and two of my brilliant interns attended Austin Independent School District’s monthly board meeting, where we called for solar on every school by 2025. Several school board members requested reviews of district solar policies, including the 2013 bond money designated for solar energy and cost-savings analysis of solar installations.

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Getting Schooled on Solar | Emma Pabst

When I found out that my first campaign would be to put solar on every school I was pumped. I love schools. I went to schools. I made my best friends at schools. I learned so many things at schools. Heck, until a year ago, I thought I wanted to keep going to school forever.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Three-quarters of large U.S. slaughterhouses violate water pollution permits

 A new report finds that three-quarters of large U.S. meat processing plants that discharge their wastewater directly into streams and rivers violated their pollution control permits over the last two years, with Pilgrim’s Pride plant in East Texas ranking as the nation’s third-worst polluter.

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News Release | Environment Texas

Energy efficiency reduced pollution equal to 2.2 million cars, saved consumers billions

HOUSTON - Energy efficiency programs in Texas reduced air pollution by as much as put out by 2.2 million cars while saving consumers billions of dollars last year, according to new data obtained from the Energy System Laboratory at Texas A&M University. Community groups shared the data as part of Energy Efficiency Day, an annual nationwide event (energyefficiencyday.org) held on October 5 and officially recognized by proclamations issued by the cities of Dallas and Austin.

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Don't Dump Sewage – Reuse It | Brian Zabcik

Treated wastewater can cause pollution when it's emptied into environmentally sensitive streams, but when it's reused, it can provide a much-needed alternative source of water for landscape irrigation, agriculture, and industry. (Guest post from the "No Dumping Sewage" campaign)

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