Austin Texas Metro Area GREEN Resources

Auto Repair for Hybrids

Happy Hybrid Auto Repair

Building Science Consulting and Energy Audit Testing

Positive Energy – Kristof Irwin
512-497-3221 cell 512-462-1000 office

Essential Oils, Soaps and Skin Care

Earth Based Organics is a small, family owned and operated company that focuses on selling high quality body and skincare products made with earth based, natural and organic ingredients. They believe that the products we sell should not only be good for you, but also good for the earth.

Buy Local

The Brookwood Georgetown Community has created a safe, welcoming community where residents with Down Syndrome and other mental challenges are able to come together and create marketable items. Visit their cafe in Georgetown!

Compost Buckets and Compost Tumblers

Tractor Supply Company has several compost buckets, compost pails and tumblers to choose from as well as Exacto Eco filters and fully biodegradable Exacto Bio Bags.

Gardening Supplies and Landscaping (Organic)

Garden-Ville has several Central Texas locations and carries all kinds of organic gardening supplies as well as extras like yard art, bird houses, and grills made from recycled materials.

Native Earth Landscapes do landscaping design and plant recommendations using mostly native, drought tolerant species.  512-259-0270.

Green Architects and Green Builders

Call or e-mail Betty Saenz EcoBroker to build a green home. Betty Saenz can recommend an experienced architect and builder for your project based on what you want and where you want to build your energy efficient, green built home. I also know experienced green building designers who can incorporate useful concepts like Universal Design aka Aging In Place. Betty has years of experience both in and around Austin TX in green built homes including ICF, Straw Bale, Earth Plaster, foam, Net Zero, rainwater and more.

Green Building

Austin Energy Green Building 721 Barton Springs Road – Austin TX 78704 512-482-5300 5 star Green Building Rating System, annual Cool House Tour, Green By Design Workshop

U.S. Green Building Council uses the LEED rating system of Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum to rate green buildings

Green Clubs and Associations

Better World Club provides auto roadside assistance with the same services as AAA and the others, but with green values. They are the only provider of nationwide bicycle roadside assistance.

Conservation International works through science, policy, and partnerships with countries, communities and companies to employ more than 1,000 people and work with more than 2,000 partners in 30 countries. Over the years, CI has helped support 1,200 protected areas and interventions across 77 countries, safeguarding more than 601 million hectares of land, marine and coastal areas.​​

Good Water Master Naturalists is the Williamson County chapter of the Texas Master Naturalists program. Texas A&M together with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife sponsor this program to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities for the State of Texas. They often hold free educational presentations open to the public.

GREEN Homes FOR SALE and GREEN Mortgages

Call Betty Saenz for help finding an organic farm or ranch or greenbuilt home – naturally built home – passive solar home. Betty has resources for GREEN Home Loans and Rainwater Home Loans at 512-785-5050 or e-mail Betty Saenz EcoBroker REALTOR

Rainwater Harvesting

Innovative Water Solutions LLC – 501 W Powell Ln, Ste 206, Austin, TX 512-490-0932

Tank Depot – 3303 Ranch Rd 620 N, Austin, TX 78734(512) 373-8164  or  2702 S East Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78222 (210) 648-3866

Tank Town – 2770 US 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620 512-894-0861 They also bottle delicious cloud juice!!!

Rainwater Tanks

Tractor Supply Company  They are all over in Texas small towns and will have the rainwater tanks inside and outside their stores but an even better selection online. They will have small ones like 50 gallon or so rain barrels inside and larger water storage tanks outside suitable for rainwater collection. I have their Rain Wizard 50 rain barrel on my front porch and their black 305 gallon polyethylene rainwater tank at my house.

Recycled or Reclaimed Materials Reclaimed Wood

Krantz Recovered Woods 14807 US 290 East Manor TX 78653 512-278-9998 Reclaimed cypress, long leaf pine and more

The Old Door Store 1710 Blanco Road San Antonio TX My brother’s store has architectural salvage – recycled doors, windows, fixtures, gates, hardware and other reclaimed building materials and architectural antiques. Go to the web site and call first to make sure he is there.

Social Awareness

The Desert Flower Foundation works to save girls from female genital mutilation and educate girls in Africa.


The National Wildlife Federation provides education to protect all forms of wildlife including pollinators, as well as all habitat including grasslands and prairies; promotes zero carbon renewable energy to help wildlife and certifies urban wildlife habitats. My yard is an NWF Certified Wildlife Habitat  see 501 (c)(3) non-profit.


If you are looking for replacement windows, changing out doors, building a home or adding a skylight the National Fenestration Rating Council rates windows, doors, and skylights. Go to the National Fenestration Rating Council web site at

Call Betty Saenz EcoBroker REALTOR at 512-785-5050 or e-mail Betty Saenz for information on other GREEN resources

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