Keep Austin Beautiful will recognize the work of Blanton Elementary School students, families, and teachers for being named the 2019 Generation Zero Waste Champion. The recognition and award comes with a $500 donation.
Blanton Elementary School met the following criteria for the award:
- Participation in Keep Austin Beautiful's Generation Zero program during the 2018-2019 school year.
- Generation Zero is a program that engages K-12 students in hands-on activities aimed at raising awareness about recycling, composting, and conservation while giving them solutions for reducing their waste.
- Student, teacher, and community participation
- Comprehensiveness of the zero waste initiatives including, but not limited to, composting, recycling, and reuse initiatives
The award is made possible through a partnership among Austin Resource Recovery, Keep Austin Beautiful and Longhorn IMG Sports Marketing as part of the University of Texas Bleed Orange, Live Green initiative.
The award ceremony:
When: 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17
Where: Blanton Elementary School Library, 5408 Westminster Dr.
Who: Blanton Elementary School students and teachers, Austin Resource Recovery, Longhorn IMG Sports Marketing, and Keep Austin Beautiful Staff.
About Keep Austin Beautiful
Austin Beautiful was established by the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce in 1985 to preserve Austin's quality of life. The organization's mission is to inspire and educate all Austinites to volunteer together, beautify green spaces, clean waterways, and reduce waste every day. In one giant effort to fulfill the organization's vision - for Austin to be the cleanest, most beautiful community - the organization mobilizes 30,000 volunteers and educates 12,000 youth annually.