The Office of Sustainability has partnered with local event organizers to create the Positive Impact on Climate and Community (PICC) program.
PICC joins the City’s commitment to climate protection leadership with Austin’s unique reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World. Large events and festivals in Austin involve over a million attendees annually and have a large environmental impact involving air and ground transportation, energy and water usage, food service, and material waste. By working together, the Office of Sustainability and the event organizers behind some of the largest events in the city will be able to offer a unified approach to carbon offsets to mitigate some of these impacts, while also supporting local projects that benefit the Austin community.
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Funds raised voluntarily through the Austin City Limits Music Festival will benefit the PICC program, with 50% of the dollars raised supporting Waller Creek Conservancy and 50% used to purchase third-party-verified carbon offset projects in Texas through the Texas Climate & Carbon Exchange. Art Market vendors at the Austin City Limits Music Festival will designate specialty items for sale to support PICC. You can help by checking out the Art Market at this year’s ACL Music Festival and making a PICC purchase – join the effort and support projects that benefit Austin.
About the Austin City Limits Music Festival: The ACL Festival takes place on 46 acres in Zilker Park – the crown jewel of Austin’s public green spaces. It plays host not only to 130+ artists from across the globe, but also amazing local eats and wares, free fun for kids, green goings-on, and other cool activities to entertain you between sets.
About the Waller Creek Conservancy: Waller Creek represents the largest urban creek in the nation to undergo the level of transformation the conservancy envisions. This project will completely transform how disconnected entities and interests relate and interact with each other. While the impact area at hand is 28 acres, the conservancy is encouraging designers to pay special attention to key links and passages connecting people and the environment to the targeted redevelopment zone.
About the Texas Climate & Carbon Exchange: TCCX was founded in 2011 to advance greenhouse gas reduction and offset trading programs in the United States. It provides a secure and cost effective manner for cities, corporations, utilities and individuals to buy or sell certified carbon offsets voluntarily or to meet regulatory standards via its electronic trading platform.