Recycling

Travis County Earth Day Celebration 2014

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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:15am to 1:00pm

PRESS RELEASE - FULL VERSION Each year, Earth Day is celebrated nationally to mark the anniversary of the beginning of the modern environmental movement when over 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to express their support for a healthy, sustainable environment.

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Keep Austin Beautiful - Cultivating Leaders Fieldtrip: Recycled Reads Tour & Book Repurposing Workshop

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Sun, 10/16/2011 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The City of Austin Public Library’s Recycled Reads is finding creative ways to repurpose books and advance the City’s Go Zero initiative. Since May 2011 the used bookstore has diverted 47 tons from the landfill. Join us as we take a behind the scenes tour of the bookstore and learn the many ways they are recycling ex-Library and donated materials in an ecologically responsible way and making them available to book lovers and educators while raising funds for the Library. During the tour learn how to create book art and jewelry from old books.

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Longhorn Recycle Roundup, Apply today!

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Thu, 08/11/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 08/18/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 09/08/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 09/15/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 09/22/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 09/29/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 10/06/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm
Thu, 10/13/2011 - 2:15pm to 6:15pm

KAB and the Longhorn Recycle Roundup Sponsors would like to recognize your school recycling and environmental efforts. Apply for this year’s Good Sports Always Recycle Contest for the chance to win prizes and be recognized!

 

Winning Schools Receive:

  • Tickets to the Texas vs. Kansas State football game (Sat., Nov. 19, 2011)
  • Tickets to a pre-game party at the Longhorn Corporate Sponsor Club
  • Recognition during an ON-FIELD presentation at the game
  • A commemorative plaque for your school

 

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I found this cool website today when looking at the Austin Recycling website for a place that recycles old oil.  You see I wisely changed the oil in my motorcycle a while ago and it has been sitting in some bottles waiting for a new home.  So this site lets you search for a location to get rid of oil.  It is pretty neat.  You can type in a term like "oil" and a list pops down with terms like "agriculture used oil", "aluminium foil" and "contaminated soil" as well as cooking oil and "used motor oil." Then you put your

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