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Go from Zero to hero

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 by Nora Ankrum

Austin Resource Recovery is relaunching a community outreach program this month to help the city reach its zero-waste goals. The Zero Waste Block Leader program enlists volunteers to act as their neighbors’ point of contact for information about recycling, composting and the zero-waste initiative. The program, which began in the 1990s, has been “a tremendous resource in helping Austin become a more environmentally conscious community,” according to a press release from the city. An orientation for program participants will be held Sept. 17; further orientation sessions will be offered each month going forward. More information is available here.

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