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  • Would You Like Fries (and a Trash Can) With That?

    Several years ago my Mom and I were each enjoying a McDonalds ice cream cone from the comfort of our Windstar mini-van when a car full of teenage boys pulled up next to us in the parking lot. A few moments later, the guy in the passenger seat rolled down his window and threw an empty cheeseburger container on the ground. “Excuse me,” Mom immediately said, pointing to the ground, “but I think...
  • Green With Envy

    It’s one thing to say you’re a green community and another to actually show it. Showcasing the right green practices can make the difference between a resident signing a new lease and even renewing a lease. But what do you showcase and how do you share it? Follow these creative and effective ways to highlight your green community features today. We Recycle, Do You? One of the top amenities...
  • Must Love Dogs—Minus the Doo-Doo

    It's no secret that I don't love dogs. I don't hate them, either—I just don't love them. In modern American society, this means I'm a monster—someone sandwiched right between people who dislike children and hate rainbows in levels of evilness.I understand that dogs are man's best friend (if you can't find a human best friend), provide companionship and never judge you. I also understand that...
  • Austin’s Universal Recycling Ordinance

    Beginning October 1, 2012, more Austin residents residing in multifamily communities will have access to onsite recycling. The Commercial Multifamily Recycling Ordinance (CMFRO) was enacted in 1999, which established recycling in multifamily communities with over 100 units. The program required that apartments collect a minimum of four materials. The Austin City Council approved changes to the...

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