Plastic waste protest at Youth Climate Strike
– Texas Capitol, September 20, 2019
Austin Zero Waste Alliance
PO Box 42278
Austin, TX 78704
Jeffrey Jacoby (512) 326-5655
Purpose: AZWA works to support the City of Austin’s Zero Waste plan and to hold our decision-makers accountable to its vision. We work hard to connect Austin’s Zero Waste community to one another and translate our unity into power for our movement. We’ll stop at nothing!
Projects/Activities: We have a monthly meeting featuring great local speakers most months. We lobby our elected officials, and members interact with (and serve on) local commissions important to our work. We also arrange occasional special events for educating the public, fundraising, or otherwise building the Zero Waste movement in Austin.
Meetings: Last Wednesday of the month, 7 PM, locations vary. Check Web site for updates.
Keep Austin Beautiful
55 N. I-35, #215
Austin, TX 78702
Keith Sears (512) 391-0617
Purpose: Keep Austin Beautiful inspires and educates all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day. In one giant effort to fulfill the organization’s vision – for Austin to be the cleanest, most beautiful community it can be – the organization mobilizes 30,000 volunteers and educates 12,000 youth annually.
Projects/Activities: Keep Austin Beautiful is your one-stop shop for completing service projects, greening your event, and environmental education. Volunteers can join one of Keep Austin Beautiful’s listed events or create their own. Educational opportunities are also available.
Our major events include: Keep Austin Beautiful coordinates large-scale cleanups of Lady Bird Lake (bimonthly) and an annual citywide cleanup – “Keep Austin Beautiful Day” (April). Events are packed with supplies, guidance, prizes, and socials. “Beautify Bash,” Keep Austin Beautiful’s annual award ceremony and fundraiser, is in November.
State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR)
P.O. Box 142274
Austin, TX 78714
Jordan Fengel (512) 828-6409
FAX: (866) 593-5871
Purpose: The mission of STAR is to advance recycling through partnerships, education, and advocacy for the benefit of Texas.
Meetings: STAR hosts two annual education and networking events: the “Texas Recycling Summit” and the “Texas Compost Summit.” There are many STAR affiliated councils that meet monthly.
Volunteer Opportunities: Internship program where students can receive credit.
Publications: Monthly e-newsletter; interactive Web site; and social media presence.
Dues: $150/year. Check Web site.
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