The Climate Program leads City efforts to implement strategies that address the challenges of climate change for Austin.

Three goals guide this work: 

1. Carbon neutrality for City of Austin operations by 2020.
2. Net-zero community-wide greenhouse gases by 2050.
3. Effective strategies for resilience in the face of climate-related threats.

But it’s going to take more than City action to protect and preserve what’s best about Austin. Everyone has to do their part to cut carbon.

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Tips for Cutting Your Carbon

Austin is green and we all want to keep it that way! Commit to taking action to reduce your carbon footprint and help ensure a safe, healthy, vibrant Austin for many years to come. 

Beginner actions you can start taking today.

Intermediate actions to up your efforts.

Advanced actions for carbon-cutting superstars.


Net-Zero Heroes

Stories of Austinites doing simple things that collectively make a big difference.

Sharon MaysGeorge CoferThor HarrisMelissa Rothrock
View our Net-Zero Heroes archive

Do you know a sustainability superstar who should be recognized as a Net-Zero Hero? Send your nomination to