recycling & zero waste
Houston Runoff Election Environmental Questionnaire
From our blog: We co-sponsored an environmental questionnaire for Houston’s 2015 runoff election on December 12th.
Learn to Compost! Morning Seminar Summary
The July 11 Composting Seminar was a major success! Entitled “Learn to Compost! Morning Seminar,” the information session was held at an eco-friendly store/restaurant called A Movable Feast and was sponsored by Texas Campaign for the Environment Fund.
Scruggs: We should heed pope’s climate change stance
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: There is an old joke about the man in a flooding house who prays for rescue. As the water rises, firefighters come by in a rowboat and offer to help him out. He says, “No, no, I’m waiting for God to rescue me.”
Austin’s next big zero-waste project is feeding nature’s recycling program
Austin Chronicle: Keeping organics out of the landfill is the next frontier for Austin Resource Recovery, which will this year propose to City Council a new residential collection program.
Will Austin’s green self-image be realized in its “zero waste” goals?
Austin Chronicle: The zero-waste movement in Austin began coalescing in late 2001, when TCE canvassers, then focused primarily on air pollution, went door-to-door in Northeast Austin and heard complaints about the nearby landfills.
Report: It’s Smarter to Separate
TCE Fund and the Zero Waste Houston coalition document the history of failed dirty MRFs or mixed waste processing facilities as well as “waste-to-energy” schemes, while showing successes of Zero Waste programs.
Report: Growing Local Fertility
Read this Institute for Local Self-Reliance guide to starting a community composting program where you live.
Report: State of Composting in the US
The Institute for Local Self Reliance, BioCycle, Craig Coker and Sally Brown report on the latest developments in organics recycling nationwide.
Report: Transforming Trash
Partnership for Working Families produced this report on how to turn trash into a resource for job sustainability and environmental justice.