Decreasing our home electric usage is a direct way to save money while reducing damage to the planet. On site energy production and attached housing are ways we can reduce community footprint.
Water is our most precious resource yet we take it for granted, especially in a state like Texas that is subject to frequent and reoccurring droughts.
Reducing consumption and waste is relevant to all our focus areas but is most visible in our material goods. We support all of the six R's: Refuse, Reduce, Re-purpose, Reuse, Repair and Recycle.
All these focus areas come together in larger complex regional issues - such as sustainable land use, social equity, and climate change - that affect the way in which people live together and a community's collective impact on the natural world.
In an attempt to build awareness of organized initiatives and informal, distributed efforts being undertaken today in San Marcos to make our community sustainable, Sustainable San Marcos hosts the Sustainable Infrastructure in San Marcos, TX mapping effort.
Scroll around to see where sustainable infrastructure exists today in San Marcos, including but not exclusive to sites of Distributed Energy Generation, Low Impact Development, Resource Recovery, Low Carbon Transportation, and Edible Landscapes.