How are you supporting Austin’s Zero Waste goal? Do you want weekly recycling pickup? Are you interested in Curbside Organic Collection? Austin Resource Recovery (ARR) wants to know what kinds of services the community wants and what they are willing to pay for those services.
In December 2011, the Austin City Council approved the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, which is the City’s roadmap to Zero Waste. The City of Austin is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to area landfills by 90 percent by 2040 or sooner.
Throughout the month of March, Conversation Corps’ partnering agencies bring you the opportunity to participate in discussions across the city and share your thoughts on the expansion of ARR services to help achieve the Zero Waste goal.
The input gathered from the community will be considered when developing the proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, which will be presented to the Austin City Council later this year.
Check conversationcorps.org for conversation locations and times.
Conversation Corps envisions an Austin in which all have the opportunity to participate in hosted conversations about Austin where they live, work and play. Every month, groups meet all around town for facilitated dialogue, discussing the same “issue of the month.” Conversations take place in a variety of venues - schools, houses of worship, community centers, coffee shops and restaurants – and last about an hour.
Trained facilitators lead each group through a structured dialogue, giving everyone a chance to share their thoughts and respond to what they’ve heard others say. Input from the dialogue will then be delivered to the decision-makers behind each issue and participants will be given the resources needed to stay in the loop and hear how their feedback affected decisions.
This unique initiative is a collaboration between the City of Austin, Capital Metro and the Austin Independent School District and is being administered in partnership with Leadership Austin.