The Liberator

Austin’s Edge in Energy

7X Energy's solar project, photo courtesy of Ken Oltman

Wrenny Collamer, Staffer

April 14, 2020

Renewable Energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the US.  While there are hurdles that stand in the way of its continued growth, energy experts point to renewables as the energy of the future. Coinciding with nationwide growth, Texas' renewable energy sources became prominent in the market,...

Austin Faces Rising Rates of Urban Homelessness

Austin Faces Rising Rates of Urban Homelessness

Abigail Jackson, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

Homelessness is on the rise in America. In Austin, there are over 2000 homeless people in need. Many of the homeless resort to living on the street or living in temporary housing provided by charitable organizations. The Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), which is run by Front Steps Organization,...

Austin Commits to Zero Waste

Austin Commits to Zero Waste

Sophia Blaha, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

Austin is one of 13 US cities committed to Zero Waste by 2040. In 2005, Austin signed on to the U.N. Urban Environmental Accords. This means that the city is bound to a 21 step process to reduce waste in the city. The goal of these accords is to achieve sustainability and to protect the world’s ec...

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