Imagine a Pasadena that less than 30 years from now produces no garbage and recycles and reuses everything that today it throws away.
Pasadenans are being asked to do more than just imagine it. The Pasadena Public Works Department wants the community to work together to make that dream come true by helping develop the Zero Waste Strategic Plan to get us there by the year 2040.
It’s an ambitious goal that includes more recycling and, even more important, an emphasis on waste reduction. The city has already embarked on a planning process to identify the policies and programs that will be needed to reach zero waste. Community participation is critical for developing a plan that works for all Pasadena residents, businesses and institutions.
Two meetings are scheduled Thursday, Feb. 2, in the Donald R. Wright Auditorium at Pasadena Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street. The morning meeting from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. will focus on the perspectives of the business community; the evening meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. will consider the perspectives of residents. All Pasadenans are welcome at both meetings.
The meetings were originally scheduled for Dec.1, 2011, but were postponed due to the windstorm.
For more information call Gabriel Silva of the Pasadena Public Works Department at (626) 744-4721.
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