Austin’s GREEN CITY Program

Will you rise to the challenge?

The City of Austin's Green City Challenge offers a master checklist of small, positive habits all citizens can make to conserve natural resources – it’s organized as a game that individuals or groups can play. Learn how to make lifestyle improvements in transportation, energy, water, gardening, pet care, and more. Challenge yourself, your household, or your entire neighborhood to join. It’s fun, easy, and rewarding – participants save money and win prizes!

Individuals or households who become “Green Neighbors” win t-shirts or passes to Barton Springs pool. Schools, businesses, streets, and neighborhoods that certify as “Green Neighborhoods” receive an Austin City Council proclamation, recognition on the City’s website and in Austin Energy’s newsletter, a 2-hour landscape design consultation, and more!

The Green City Challenge program coordinator will be on-site before ANC’s monthly meeting on June 22 to provide more information and booklets – look for the City’s table outside of the conference room. You can also pick up a free Challenge booklet at Austin Public libraries - or request enough booklets for a group by calling 311. Find the Green City Challenge online at