Below are actions The New Capital Show is actively supporting. We update these Journal Entries as things move forward, so check back from time to time to follow their progress.
The New Capital Show Recycling Petition has progressed into the third act. Born out of the New York Times Article which raised the issue of Houston's deplorable Recycling Rate of 2%, Leo presented the signed recycling petition to the Mayor and City Council. The footage of the presentation can be seen below by clicking on the Video player. Since then, the Houston Chronicle ran a front page article and New York Times just recently ran a front page story as well.March 11, 2009
Houston Launches Automated Recycling Pilot Program.
Houston Mayor Bill White joined by Solid Waste Management Department Director Harry Hayes and community leaders gathered at City Hall to announce the launching of the new Automated Recycling Pilot Program. The pilot program began March 12, 2009 and will run for one year. It will be tested in the following eight neighborhoods: Lindale Park, Meyerland, Old Sixth Ward, Oakbrook, Pinebrook, Pineloch, Riverwood Estates, and Westbury.
READ: Recycling Pilot Program Press Release
RESEARCH: Recycling Program Information
VIEW: Recycling Program Map
July 31, 2008
The New Capital Show interviews Mayor Bill White.
SHOW: Turning the Recycling Corner
July 30, 2008
LISTEN: KUHF-HPR's Laurie Johnson Houston Recycling Report
READ: Laurie Johnson Houston Recycling Report
July 29, 2008
READ: New York Times follow-up to The New Capital Show Petition
July 19, 2008
READ: Houston Chronicle on Leo's Petition Presentation at City Council
July 8th, 2008
WATCH: Leo takes the Petition to City Council
July 3rd, 2008
VIEW: Finalized Petition Signatures
May 8th, 2008
VIEW: The Petition itself
May 7th, 2008
READ: New York Times Article on National Recycling Rate
VISIT: Waste Management Magazine