Keep Austin Beautiful to Engage Thousands of Austin Youth in Zero Waste Education

AUSTIN, TX (May 30, 2024) – On Thursday, May 30, 2024, Austin City Council approved the Generation Zero education contract with Keep Austin Beautiful. Generation Zero is a free youth education program, created in partnership with Austin Resource Recovery and Keep Austin Beautiful. The program engages students from kindergarten through 12th grade in interactive activities…

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A Partnership Blossoms: Keep Austin Beautiful and Texas Roadhouse Transform LBJ Early College High School

AUSTIN, TX (May 22, 2024) – A Partnership Blossoms: Keep Austin Beautiful and Texas Roadhouse Transform LBJ Early College High School In the heart of Austin lies LBJ Early College High School, a beacon of learning within the Austin Independent School District for nearly 50 years. This institution recently experienced an extraordinary transformation, thanks to…

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Biodiversity in Central Texas

Biodiversity is a measure of the living things (plants, animals, bacteria, humans) within a particular region or ecosystem. The measure is also used to determine the amount of variety among living things. We can even measure the biodiversity on the scale of the planet earth!  We evaluate how biologically diverse an area is by counting…

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Composting with worms

Compost is decomposed organic material, made up of materials like leaves, shredded twigs, and plant-based kitchen scraps.* But it takes more than organic material to create quality compost. We need decomposers as well. While many composts rely on decomposers like fungus, bacteria, and various invertebrates, there are many different composting methods. Compositing with worms, also…

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