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City of Austin Programs

Visit City of Austin information tables on the Escarpment Trail to learn about great, free resources for your home and landscape! 

  • COA demoAir Quality Supports regional efforts for healthier air and promotes alternative transportation opportunities 
  • Austin Energy/Green Building Encourages Central Texans to design and construct more sustainable homes and buildings, including more earth-friendly landscapes 
  • Austin 311 Provides uncomplicated access to City services and information
  • City Arborist Program Promotes the benefits of trees and enforces the tree preservation ordinance throughout the community
  • Fire Adapted Austin Enhances Austin's resiliency to wildfire through an engaged and empowered community.
  • Grow Green Provides earth-wise landscaping tips for healthy yards, creeks, and people 
  • Household Hazardous Waste Facility accepts landscaping chemicals and other hazardous materials for safe disposal
  • Pollution Prevention 24-hour/7-day Telephone Hotline for citizen’s water pollution concerns 
  • Sustainability Provides leadership and coordination for local sustainability and climate action initiatives 
  • Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens Program Helps develop a local food-growing system, including community gardens 
  • Urban Forestry Collaborates with the community to grow, protect, and care for the public urban forest
  • Grow GreenWater Conservation Water-saving tips and money-saving rebates for Austin homes and businesses 
  • Wildlife Austin  Helps sustain a well-balanced and healthy urban environment for people and wildlife and encourage backyard habitat certification 
  • Wildland Conservation  Protects more than 40,000 acres to preserve Austin’s water quality, as well as cultural and natural history 
  • Zilker Botanical Garden Education  Discover the 3rd Annual Woodland Faerie Trail and experience how you can create a fort or faerie home of your own! Dissect baby sprouts and mature plants to better understand their functions in the environment. Dive into the history of local Jurassic predecessors with hands-on artifacts that still exist today. Explore historic Pioneer Village to see what life was like growing up in Texas during the late 19th century.