Give 5% to Mother Earth, also known as Austin Give 5, is an annual Earth Day campaign designed to raise awareness and support for local environmental nonprofits and businesses who share a passion and commitment to preserving our natural resources in central Texas.
Now in its 7th year, Austin Give 5 encourages local businesses to commit to donate 5% of their gross sales on Earth Day (Friday, April 22nd) to benefit local environmental nonprofit organizations.
As a 501(c)3, contributions to Austin Give 5 are 100% tax-deductible and they go...more
KVUE's Brandon Jones
Local Austin television station, KVUE, recently covered Pease Park Conservancy's (PPC) annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. Just over 50 volunteers, most making the trek from West Campus down MLK Boulevard. Since 2008, PPC has led volunteer workdays on MLK Day.
This year's tasks varied from removing invasive species, raking flat the mulched trails, mulching and watering newly planted trees, weeding the flowerbeds, and picking up trash along Lamar Boulevard.
"One of the more fulfilling reasons we host workdays is to instill a sense of community and appreciation for...more
March 21, 2016 6pm - 7:30pm
In partnership with our friends at Treefolks, we'll be hosting a Tree ID walk in Pease Park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt on Monday, March 21st. As most know, we got our start in 2008 as Trees for Pease and have planted over 2,750 native trees since that time. Trees are near and dear to our mission, and nobody has done more for the tree canopy of central Texas than Treefolks. You could call us both 'tree nerds'.
This will be great opportunity to take your tree knowledge to a new level! You'll have a chance to identify trees, learning about...more
April 9, 2016 9am - 12pm