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There Is No Away: The Urgent Politics of Trash In Texas

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Free
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From the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin –

Most people never think twice about their trash; they just throw it “away.” But there is no “away,” and across Texas—and right here in Austin—communities being dumped on or exploited by the waste industry are rising up to demand changes to a system rigged in favor of multinational garbage corporations. Trash is choking our oceans and our land but there is real hope and action available to us.  Hear more about what you can do to support the fight for a Zero Waste future!

Speaker:
Andrew Dobbs is the Legislative Director and Program Director for Texas Campaign for the Environment, where he’s worked for over 8 years. He is originally from North Texas.

About the Public Affairs Forum

The Public Affairs Forum is held at 12 noon on most Sundays in the Sanctuary at First UU, sponsor of the forum. The church is located at 4700 Grover. These one-hour forums are open to the public and admission is free.

Forums include lectures by prominent speakers on a wide variety of topics – social equity, politics, environmental issues, science, community action initiatives, and others. Most forum events allow time for the audience to ask questions of the speaker. The presentation is videotaped, edited and broadcast on ChannelAustin TV cable channel 10 at 6 p.m. on Sundays.

Venue

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Avenue
Austin, TX 78759 United States
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Phone:
(512) 288-4080
Website:
http://austinuu.org/wp2013/