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Austin Resolutions for the New Year

January 2, 2016

Austin American Statesman
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The start of a new year offers opportunities to set goals and make changes. Below are some resolutions from people who live, work, and worship in the Austin area.

Robin Schneider, executive director, Texas Campaign for the Environment

In 2016, I resolve to work with Austinites in all 10 City Council districts to get our city on track with our zero waste goals. By October, all renters and all workplaces should have recycling available. If they don’t, Texas Campaign for the Environment and I will work with Austinites and city officials to get building management to comply. Furthermore, we need to catch up with San Antonio, which has already started its three-year roll-out of a third bin for organic waste including food and food-soiled paper like pizza boxes. Finally, five City Council seats will be up in 2016. I resolve to make sure that all candidates running for office hear from residents that our zero waste efforts are significant strategies to protect our climate and conserve our resources.

(Resolutions of other prominent Austinites included in the newspaper.)

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