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Employee Sustainability Spotlight: Ana Gonzalez

Published 21 March 2023

A photo of Ana Gonzalez wearing a backpack and a sunhat in a creek bed.


Across the City of Austin's departments, employees are doing their part to create a brighter, greener Austin. One such employee is Ana Gonzalez, Environmental Monitoring and Compliance Division Manager for the Watershed Protection Department. 

Austin Green Business Leader | Featured Member: Castle Hill Fitness

Published 28 February 2023

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You may have heard of the Austin Green Business Leader program, but perhaps are still unsure of how the program works or who the members are. We’ll be featuring different members throughout the year to introduce these great business that are helping make Austin an even better place to live and do business!


Get to know Zach Baumer, Interim Chief Sustainability Officer

Published 15 February 2023

Photo of Zach BaumerIn January, after over a decade of service with the Office of Sustainability, Chief Sustainability Officer Lucia Athens retired from her work with the City. With her departure, Climate Program Manager Zach Baumer was appointed Interim Chief Sustainability Officer.

How to be a Green Valentine

Published 14 February 2023

Mary K. Priddy HeadshotThis Valentine's Day, we sat down with the Office of Sustainability's Education and Outreach Coordinator, Mary K. Priddy, to learn more about how to infuse a little love for Mother Earth into your celebrations. Read on for Mary's tips...