Green architect and sailor, David Martin discusses his “all solar and green” residential development going up in south Austin. Each home includes highly efficient appliances and feature, rainwater and other water conservation measures and a solar water heater and PV system. You may visit the Web site at www.lascasasverdes.com . Reed Sternberg with the Texas Green Network shares a short piece on green toys for the holiday season.
Car2Go is an innovative program in Austin that offers mobility around the City without have to own a car. Members of Car2Go receive an electronic card that allows access to Smart Cars located anywhere in the City. CEO Nicolas Cole and Director of Marketing, Paul DeLong discuss the innovative program that has been operating as a pilot in Austin. You may visit the Car2Go website. The success of the program has prompted the owners to consider trying a similar program in other cities.
Mike Sloan of PowerSmack.org discusses the 2020 Plan for electric generation and climate protection published by Austin Energy in November. The plan comes before the City Council on December 9, 2010. To visit Mike’s new site go to powersmack.org.