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Taking Fashion from Rubbish to Runway

Posted on · We learn about Rubbish to Runway, a fashion show that features styles made from recycled materials — everything from reclaimed fabric, to soda can tabs to old video tape. The second annual ReFashion Show takes place Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Talento Bilingüe de Houston, located at 333 S. Jensen Drive. (Image Courtesy: Rubbish to Runway/Facebook)

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Can Houston Really Afford Not to Recycle?

Posted on · On Friday (March 11, 2016), Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced a new proposed contract with Waste Management, which — if approved by the City Council next week — would allow the city to continue to offer recycling services without disruption for the next two years. Mayor Turner had balked at Waste Management’s initial contract offer […]

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What’s Taking Houston’s ‘One Bin’ Recycling Program So Long?

Posted on · If you’ve been waiting eagerly for Houston’s “one bin” recycling program, don’t hold your breath. It’s still unclear when the program might begin. The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael […]

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One Bin Recycling, NASA’s Predecessor and Anime: Friday’s Show (April 3, 2015)

Posted on · If you’ve been waiting eagerly for Houston’s “one bin” recycling program, don’t hold your breath. It’s still unclear when the program might begin. The original idea was to have every piece of household trash — including recyclables — go into one bin. The money to develop this idea came from Former New York Mayor Michael […]

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Transitional Artifacts: An Art Exhibit Constantly in Flux

Posted on · When you go see an art exhibit, it might be easy to think “once you’ve seen it – you’ve seen it.” Or if you really loved it maybe you’ll go see it again – or take a loved one. But in most cases there’s not necessarily any new elements added to the exhibit the second or […]

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Don’t Mess with Houston: Dealing with the Bayou City’s Litter Problem

Posted on · If you’re relatively new to Texas, you may not be aware that the phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas” was originally a slogan used in ad campaigns in the 1980s to reduce littering on Texas roads. And it worked. In the late ’80s, there was a significant, noticeable decrease in trash on Texas highways. But as […]

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Littering, Human Rights First, and Mickey Gilley: Houston Matters for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Posted on · If you’re relatively new to Texas, you may not be aware that the phrase “Don’t Mess with Texas” was originally a slogan used in ad campaigns in the 1980s to reduce littering on Texas roads. And it worked. In the late ’80s, there was a significant, noticeable decrease in trash on Texas highways. But as […]

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Trash Bash Removes 49 Tons of Garbage from Area Watershed

Posted on · We learn about the Bayou Preservation Association‘s annual Trash Bash Saturday, March 29. It’s the largest waterway clean-up event in Texas. Volunteers clean up some 49 tons of trash along the Galveston Bay Watershed — everything from toilet seats to TVs to refrigerators. Executive Director Kathy Lord talks about the event and its mission.