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June emPower Hour: “Innovating to Zero Waste” with the City of Austin
June 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Urban Co-Lab’s emPower Hour is a monthly speaker series which features different leaders and changemakers who are making impacts in their community and the world in innovative and meaningful ways. Conducted conversation-style and focusing on a different topic each month, the series provides opportunities for networking, education, and inspiration, allowing attendees to walk away feeling more empowered to take on the issues at hand.
The month of June will focus on Zero Waste with speaker Natalie Betts of the City of Austin’s Resource Recovery & Economic Development Departments. Serving as the Recycling Economic Development Liaison, Betts aims to make Austin a zero waste environment and as part of the department has assisted in projects such as the Austin [re]Manufacturing Hub eco-industrial park to support local recycling manufacturers, the [re]Verse Pitch Competition inspiring small Austin entrepreneurs to address zero waste issues, the Austin Material Marketplace helping businesses sustainably and efficiently reduce their waste, and more.
Whether a social entrepreneur, local community member, or simply an interested party, Betts provides fresh perspectives to ongoing problems and lessons you can apply to your own ventures and daily life!
Free food and drink will be available to all guests, including alcoholic beverages (beer and wine) to those over the age of 21.
While this event is free and open to the public, space is limited to ensure a conversational environment is maintained, so please RSVP via the Eventbrite link.
This event series is graciously sponsored by Namecheap.com!
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