The City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division, within the Economic Development Department, has partnered with Austin Resource Recovery to present a live panel discussion on Venue Sustainability. The event is a part of the Music & Entertainment Division’s monthly Facebook Live panel series, ATXMusicTalks, and celebrates Earth Month.
Natalie Betts, City of Austin, Circular Economy Program Manager will sit down with Edgar Farrera of Circuit of The Americas (COTA) and Daniel Kietzer of United State Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) to discuss ways Austin music venues can improve their sustainability efforts and help the City reach its Zero Waste goal.
Participants can tune in to ask questions via Facebook Live at Facebook.com/ATXMusicOffice or ATXN.tv.
WHAT: #ATXMusicTalks: Venue Sustainability in Austin
WHEN: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 – 1:30pm to 2:00pm
About The City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division: The City of Austin Economic Development Department’s Music & Entertainment Division is highly engaged in developing and executing initiatives that help accelerate the growth of the music industry infrastructure by focusing on job creation, talent export, trade development, and industry revenue growth. The Music & Entertainment Division has also organically developed an important role for the Austin music industry by facilitating introductions, communication, and shaping discussions between music business operators who may not otherwise have knowledge of each other, resulting in new business and connections. For more information: www.atxmusic.org
About the City of Austin Circular Economy Program
Two City of Austin departments, Austin Resource Recovery and the Economic Development Department, have teamed up to launch the Circular Economy Program. The program’s mission attract, retain, and grow businesses, non-profits, and entrepreneurs in the Zero Waste industry in order to create well-paying local jobs, attract investment, and support the necessary infrastructure for a resilient circular economy in Central Texas.
About Austin Resource Recovery: Austin Resource Recovery provides a wide range of services designed to transform waste into resources while keeping our community clean. Services include curbside collection of recycling, trash, yard trimmings and large brush and bulk items; street sweeping; dead animal collection; household hazardous waste disposal and recycling; and outreach and education. Austin Resource Recovery offers free, voluntary and confidential consulting services to help Austin businesses reduce waste and comply with the City’s recycling ordinances. In December 2011, the Austin City Council approved the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, which is the City’s road map to Zero Waste. The City of Austin is committed to reducing the amount of waste sent to area landfills by 90 percent by 2040. Learn more at austinrecycles.com.