City of Austin Promotes Chickens as the Conduit to Sustainability

City of Austin Promotes Chickens as the Conduit to Sustainability
Add to Favorites Reading Time: 5 minutes In addition to citizens — towns, cities, and governments need to act locally and think globally. The way in which people buy goods and farm their backyards have global implications. The city of Austin, Texas is doing great things toward sustainability. Back in 2011 the Austin City Council unanimously approved the adoption of the Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan. The aim is to reach the City Council’s goal of “Zero Waste by 2040.” This means keeping at least 90% of discarded materials out of the landfill. And today chickens are a part of that equation. As a full-time agriculture teacher, I remind my students often to think about the true environmental cost of “1-Click” shopping. Before “1-Click” shopping goods were delivered in bulk to one location. Yes, there were emissions, but the delivery was centralized, and shoppers would buy multiple items in person to save

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