ADVANCING RECYCLING IN TEXAS
Adrien Koskas, Global Brand President, Garnier at L'Oréal; Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, TerraCycle; Jo Chidley, Founder, Beauty Kitchen;
What used to be simply ‘sustainable’ has now shifted to circular. This focus on circularity is forcing every stakeholder in beauty to collaborate, innovate and push the limits on better sourcing, greener chemistry, smarter packaging and savvy retail models. Manufacturers are being encouraged to think circular from the start, with cradle-to-cradle design the ultimate goal. We’ll speak to those leading the charge and hear from design and formulation experts on hurdles and opportunities in the space, aiming to better understand how industry can make circular beauty a mainstream reality.
Thursday, April 15, 2021 | 1:30 PM Central Time
The STAR Business Council invites you to join their bi-weekly meeting held during the current legislative session on the third Thursday of every month, 1:30–2:30 pm, via Zoom. Non-members are invited to attend.
General Business Council meetings are held regularly on the first Thursday of every month, 10 am–11 am.
Members will receive an email invite with the call-in information and Zoom link to join via video conference.
Non-members of STAR, please email email@example.com for information on how to join the call.
Hosted by National Stewardship Action Council
Watch free at EarthXTV.org
or live at Drive-Ins & Outdoors! (See Film Festival info here)
Join EarthX online for a virtual celebration for environmental and sustainability efforts worldwide and for the people, movements, organizations, businesses and governments that have supported, collaborated, advocated, activated and advanced the causes, initiatives, projects and concepts that have, and will continue to create positive change for our world and its inhabitants into the future.
Hear from an impressive line-up of environmental and conservation leaders from a wide range of disciplines and interests who represent a broad spectrum of initiatives and efforts around the globe.
Grab your favorite drink and join us for a virtual networking Happy Hour with STAR's Texas Compost Council!
Open to the public. See you there!
Bring your broken (or just old) electronics to the next City of Plano E-Waste Recycling Event — held with STAR Mission Partners United Electronics Recycling (UER)! They run an electronics recycling drop-off event with City of Plano three times a month (see schedule below).
During the current health crisis, please follow these rules when you bring items to Electronics Recycling sites:
Mark your calendar and clean out your closet. Addison is celebrating Earth Day and Sustainability Day on April 17 from 12pm - 3pm with a contactless recycling event at the Addison Service Center (16801 Westgrove Drive).
The first 100 people receive a free t-shirt. If you are interested in a tree sapling to plant in honor of Earth Day, those will be given out to interested attendees until they are gone.
For questions, please contact Shawn Cheairs at 972-450-2818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to onsite shredding, we will be collecting the items below:
Items may be in any condition – damaged, non-working, or fully operational. Your donations help ensure proper recycling of e-waste and save valuable landfill space. A tax deduction slip will be provided for all donations.
We will also be collecting non-perishable and canned food items for donation to Metrocrest Services Food Bank. Please help support our local food bank.
This is a free event open to Addison residents and non-Addison residents. Town employees will follow Covid-19 protocols for PPE and contactless collection.
Share in an all-new virtual experience that will deliver the same exciting ISRI content and connections that provide the year’s best networking, education, market access, exhibit, and sponsorship opportunities for the recycling industry.
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SPC Impact 2021 will be centered around Pivot Point for Purpose and the drive towards meaningful and long-overdue bold change, building back better, and addressing big sustainability challenges with a purpose that translates into action.
The two-day event will include workshops, masterclasses, panels, networking activities, virtual exhibit booths, interviews, tours, and main stage sessions.
SPC Impact 2021 is open to SPC members and non-members.
Recycling in outdoor parks, streetscapes, and other public spaces can be challenging. The unrestricted, "on-the-go" nature of these public spaces makes them more susceptible to contamination, wear and tear, and other issues.
In this webinar, we’ll hear from a diverse panel of Canadian and US speakers sharing case study examples of successful local programs. The presenters will draw from their own experience discussing where to locate bins, what design features to choose, messaging to put on signs, and more. The program will feature overview presentations, an interactive panel discussion, and an opportunity to share your own insights and questions.
Senior Advisor at Busch Systems
Mount Pleasant, SC
Senior Program Director, CBCRA/Recycle Everywhere
Executive Director, Operation Downtown
Des Moines, IA
Blair PollockPlanner, Orange County Solid Waste Management
Chapel Hill, NC
Policy & Programs Planner
District of West Vancouver, BC
STICK AROUND AFTER THE WEBINAR FOR AN EXCLUSIVE PRODUCT SHOWCASE
After the webinar, a Busch product expert will be staying online to provide a live demo of any of their products that might help with your parks/streetscape recycling program.
An Imagine Austin Speaker Series on how to fight environmental injustice and inequality by building a circular economy
Join City of Austin's Circular Economy Program for the next Imagine Austin Speaker Series featuring Dr. Garry Cooper. In his talk, Garry will discuss the role of the circular economy in combating inequality and environmental injustice. He will also elaborate on the need for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) voices in this sector and how communities and governments can better support BIPOC circular entrepreneurship.
What is the Circular Economy?
A circular economy is an economic system where waste is designed out, and products are kept circulating in productive use at their highest value for as long as possible. Want to learn more before the event? Check out this resource, and the City of Austin's Circular Economy Program.
Dr. Garry Cooper is the Co-founder and CEO of Rheaply, a Chicago-based tech company that enables Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and universities to better visualize, quantify, and utilize their physical resources. He also serves on the boards of directors of P33 Chicago and 1871, the faculty of Northwestern University, and the investor team at LongJump. Previously, Dr. Cooper facilitated supply chain and performance improvement for enterprise businesses at Ernst & Young. As a result of his work, Dr. Cooper has received recognition on the Forbes Next 1000, Chicago magazine’s The New Power 30, and Crain’s 40 Under 40 lists, and as a Scholar at Google for Entrepreneurs. Dr. Cooper has published in high-impact, peer-reviewed international journals and holds a U.S. patent. He holds a PhD from Northwestern University, a Certificate in Management from the Kellogg School of Management, and a BS & BA from Indiana University.
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Join EarthX online for a day of virtual celebration for environmental and sustainability efforts worldwide and for the people, movements, organizations, businesses and governments that have supported, collaborated, advocated, activated and advanced the causes, initiatives, projects and concepts that have, and will continue to create positive change for our world and its inhabitants into the future.
Growing up in Alaska, Eve Downing was surrounded by one of the most beautiful and fragile ecosystems in the world. She became aware at an early age of the importance of protecting nature and spreading the message to those around her. This Earth Day, join us as Eve shares stories of life in Alaska and insight on how young people can advocate for the environment within their own communities.
Suggested grade level: 4th – 8th
Quiz game: After watching the livestream, play our Kahoot! challenge. Test your students' comprehension in this fun, online trivia game containing questions related to Eve's presentation. Visit Kahoot! and enter the game pin to be released on April 22.
With many schools closed and kids at home, we are all adjusting to an ever-evolving situation. If you are a parent, caregiver, or teacher looking for content that can help children explore nature from their own homes, we want to help with Conservation in the Classroom.
Bring conservation and science to life by giving children the opportunity to hear from WWF experts. Through free 45-minute virtual events livestreamed on our website, children can listen as WWF experts share stories of their experience working to protect species and habitats around the world. As you watch live, you can submit questions for the expert, participate in polls and quizzes, and interact with the expert by showing how much you learned! These experiences are open to parents with children, teachers with students, and anyone interested in bringing conservation experts into your classroom or living room.
Join Summit Dallas on Earth Day to talk plants and compost!
Turn compost will be hosting a discussion on composting 101, and North Haven Gardens will be joining to talk all things plants.
Free for Summit members, $10 for nonmembers.
The City of South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department (EHSD) is hosting an Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Community Center, located at 4501 Padre Blvd.
The event is being hosted by the Award-Winning City of South Padre Island Environmental Health Services Department, in partnership with Republic Services, RDA Technologies, Friends of Animal Rescue, Sea Turtle Inc., and The Island Baptist Church Food Bank. These participants share their support to help keep South Padre Island beautiful and preserve our delicate environment.
The following items will be collected:
Desktops, Notebooks, Laptops, Hard Drives, Workstations, Servers, Server Cabinets, Terminals, Motherboards, Circuit Boards, Network Equipment, Telephones, Routers/Switches, Hubs, Load Balancers, External Storage Devices, Game Consoles, PDA, Car Chargers, Tablets, Power Surge Protectors, Radios, Modems, Stoves, Media Players, Automotive Components, Cable Boxes, Projectors, Cell Phones, Copiers, Battery Backups, Cassette Players, Alarm Systems, BT Devices, DVD/CD/Blu Ray Players, Power Cords, Fans, Power Adapters, Displays, LCD/LED TV’s and Monitors, Security Equipment, Terminals, Workstations, Game Consoles, Treadmills, and Cameras.
“This is a great opportunity for our community to properly dispose of electronics,” said Victor Baldovinos, Environmental Health Director. “By participating, residents will reduce the negative impact that improper disposal of their e-waste would otherwise have on our delicate environment.”
Bring all your electronics and regular recycling to this one-stop Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event. For further information contact the EHSD at 956-761-8123.
The community of Forest Hills will be hosting a neighborhood-wide event on the corner of Breezewood and Forest Hills Dr, on Saturday, April 24 from 11am-1pm.
Turn compost will be present with a table providing education opportunities and on the spot sign up for service.
Hosted by City of Dallas, Parks & Recreation
Lake Highlands North Recreation Center is hosting a community event on Saturday, April 24 from 11am-1pm.
Several vendors will be present, including STAR member Turn Compost, who will provide educational opportunities to the community as well as offer on the spot sign up for service.
Earth Weekend Texas! will run from 11am until 2pm at the City of Houston Reuse Warehouse for Building Materials.
Limited, distanced in-person, and unlimited virtual visitors are welcome for free! This is a family-friendly event that includes a grand tour, slideshows and videos of projects from reused materials, and onsite reuse craft activities such as light switch cover painting and yard lettering (Happy Birthday!) from reused yard signs.
Anyone who wishes to add their reuse/recycling event from other Texas locales are encouraged to join in and make this a statewide event!
This event is co-sponsored by:
The City of Houston Reuse Warehouse
and Green Nexus Consulting LLC
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Join more than 25+ incredible speakers discussing how we solve the food waste crisis. Brought to you by Food Tank and Compass Group.
Register now (FREE) and join us as we commemorate Stop Food Waste Day on Wednesday, April 28th, with an incredible event featuring more than 25+ luminary leaders discussing the importance and offering solutions in how we solve food loss and food waste.
Brought to you by Food Tank and Compass Group.
Confirmed speakers include (alphabetical, more to be announced each day):
Eric Leroy Adams current Borough President of Brooklyn in New York City.
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal.
Chef Lorenzo Boni is theExecutive Chef for Barilla America.
Chris Ivens-Brown is theChief Culinary Officer at Eurest
Ed Brown is President of Restaurant Services at Restaurant Associates
Jean Buzby is the USDA Food Loss and Waste Liaison.
Rocky Dawuni is a Grammy-nominated musician and UNEP humanitarian.
Tiffany Derry is an American well known for her appearances on Top Chef.
Ron Finley teaches communities how to transform food deserts into food sanctuaries.
Maisie Ganzler is Chief Strategy & Brand Officer at Bon Appétit Company.
Dana Gunders serves as the Executive Director of ReFED, a food waste nonprofit.
Michael Hancock is the Mayor of Denver in Colorado
Sam Kass is a partner at Acre Venture Partners and former White House Chef and Senior Policy Advisor.
Amy Keister is the Senior Vice President Sustainability & Culinary at Compass Group USA.
U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
Enrique Salmón is head of the American Indian Studies Program at Cal State University.
Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.
Haile Thomas is a Chef and Wellness + Compassion Activist.
Emily Ma is the head of Food for Good at Google.
Chef Cary Neff is Vice President of Culinary Support at Morrison Healthcare.
Danielle Nierenberg is the President of Food Tank.
Margie Saidel, VP Nutrition and Sustainability, Compass Group, Chartwells
Gene Smith, Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director, Ohio State University.
Jon Utech is the director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at the Cleveland Clinic.
Crystal Wahpepah, Owner, Wahpepah's Kitchen
Jodi Smith Westwater is responsible for overseeing Microsoft’s Dining program.
Michelle Wu is a member of the Boston City Council. She is the first Taiwanese American and first Asian American woman to serve on the council.
And many, many more to be announced very soon!
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Innovative businesses are bringing innovative products and services that either reduce or reuse materials that might have gone into the waste or recycling streams. We are seeing these innovative efforts come from both start-up ventures in communities as well as from larger companies seeking to create new lines of business and meet growing consumer interests.
In the webinar, we’ll be discussing:
This Keep America Beautiful webinar series will bring together businesses, consumers, corporations, elected officials, and more, as well as Keep America Beautiful representatives to explore what a transition to zero-waste communities can look like. The series will continue the conversation that began at the Keep America Beautiful annual Vision for America event in 2020, which explored the vision around re-defining communities and how that can look in a waste-free world.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 | 10:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
The STAR Business Council invites you to join their regularly scheduled General Meeting via Zoom, on the first Thursday of every month, 10 am–11 am. Non-members are invited to attend!
Business Council meetings are also being held bi-weekly during the current legislative session (third Thursdays at 1:30pm).
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Within the framework of a city or town’s zero-waste initiative, businesses, community organizations, and governments at all levels have an important role to play.
In this webinar, we will be taking a deeper dive into key elements of what is enabling cities and towns to make measurable, meaningful improvements in reducing, recycling, and reusing including:
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Most of us have never experienced a pandemic before — or its consequences.
But now, it’s time to plan for 2021 when we can get back to business. And we are taking steps to ensure your safety.
For more than 50 years, WasteExpo has provided the industry with comradery, opportunity, the newest products and technology, and the most comprehensive education program in the industry.
So join us at the leading solid waste and recycling event in North America. Now in June. Still in Vegas.
WE know it’s not business as usual. But, then again, it never has been.
The virtual conference is an opportunity for community leaders across the state to come together to learn, educate and grow their networks and knowledge. KTB provides innovative keynotes, speakers, panels and sessions that tackle environmental topics like waste reduction, recycling education, and more.
This year's conference will open with an afternoon of pre-Conference sessions followed by three days of conference programming and networking opportunities. Based on feedback, this year's Conference will take place in the afternoons of June 29-July 1.
More information to come. Check their website for updates!
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