Let’s be honest: Buying better light bulbs will save you a few bucks. They will not dent climate change. Going solar and adding extra insulation is a good idea. And, it greens the power grid only by fractions of a percent. But what if you, the reader, could change millions of light bulbs, or remove the pollution of millions of cars? You can make a real difference. Take 10 minutes to write the Austin City Council.
Tell the council that Austin Energy must kick its coal habit because coal’s costs are simply unaffordable. Those costs are steep and hard to look at. A warming world that coal brings is a future without cotton farmers around Hutto, without water in our Highland Lakes, without a city of spectacular greenbelts from Brushy Creek to the Salt Lick.
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