When this Block Leader’s neighbors have a Zero Waste question or need help hauling an item, Vernon Berger is their go-to guy. From recycling to reuse, Vernon grew up with Zero Waste in his heart. As a kid, his parents taught him the value of fixing or salvaging items with the hopes of using them again and ensuring that few things are ever wasted. Vernon firmly believes that education is vital and he’s doing his part to inch Austin closer towards Zero Waste.
I am very interested in Zero Waste — What better way to show that than by educating people?
We like to have gatherings with friends and family to discuss food waste, trash and recyclables.
They are all important. I am more of a recycler/reuse person. I like crafting repurposed objects into something more fun and functional like lamps, tables, clocks or art.
I think ARR's signs are informative and designed pretty well. I like hanging these up in areas where they can help my family and guests dispose of items properly.
Education is vital! I think improving the visual design on carts is really helpful.
We get the most from the kitchen. Most of that material goes into my backyard compost pile.
Finding new and better ways to cut down on waste and sharing that knowledge with neighbors!
When our daughter visits, we discuss how she does things where she lives compared to our process.