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The City of Austin's Air Quality Program aims to promote healthy outdoor air for our community. We do this by teaming up with regional partners to address the air quality concerns that impact all of us. This effort is coordinated through the Capital Area Council of Governments’ Air Central Texas initiative.

Whether you’re an established green business or just getting started, the Austin Green Business Leaders program can help you protect the environment, save money, and make Austin a more livable place.

For Austin to be a thriving, equitable, and ecologically resilient community, it must have a healthy and just local food system. Growing, selling, eating, and recovering food locally creates jobs, strengthens the economy, improves public health, and reduces transportation impacts.

Bright Green Future Grants is a competitive program that provides funding for school-based sustainability projects up to $3,000. Applications for the program are typically accepted each year starting in mid-August through September. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted Oct. 12 through Oct. 26, 2020.

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

EcoDistricts offer sustainability strategies at the neighborhood level to address equity, resilience, and climate protection.