Fredericksburg CARES (Community Awareness Regarding Environmental Solutions) is hosting a meeting open to the general public on the future of recycling and other various sustainability initiatives in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. This event will be held Monday, January 28th, from 6:00 -7:15 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, located at 601 W. Creek.
Fredericksburg CARES, sponsor of eight previous electronic recycling (E-Cycle) collections, has launched 7 major initiatives to improve quality of life for residents of Fredericksburg and Gillespie County residents. At our meeting hear about tangible process made on these initiatives since October 2012: 1) Stimulate Expansion of recycling in FISD schools 2) Help Parks and Recreation select and purchase recycling bins for Main Street Business District 3) Develop Proposal to expand City Recycling Center services 4) Develop Proposal for curbside recycling 5) Develop Proposal for “Complete Streets”: bicycling lanes/paths/racks and more 6) Develop Proposal for reducing paper/Styrofoam waste at Marketplatz 7) Expand recycling to include hazardous waste.
Complete Streets are designed to accommodate cars, bikes, and pedestrians, making transportation safe and accessible for everyone. Come and learn about different options and practices in use in cities around the world to create safer, more convenient pedestrian and bicycle routes.
For more information, contact John Watson, president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830.998.4133, to volunteer to help with one of these initiatives through participation in one of their working subcommittees, etc. Fredericksburg CARES is a 501 C (3) organization, founded in 2007.