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There are 5 episodes in the City of Austin's Zero Waste TV series, "Dare To Go Zero"..

As part of the Solid Waste Services Department’s Zero Waste Strategic Plan to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 20 percent in 2012 and 90 percent by 2040, a reality-based show, ‘Dare to Go Zero’. The City of Austin currently diverts about 40 percent of waste from area landfills.

The show features families who compete in challenges over a five week period and learn how to reduce the amount of waste they generate. Out of the 52 family applicants, eight were chosen for on-camera auditions and the four family contestants picked for the show were recently introduced by Solid Waste Services.

Senior Public Information Specialist Jennifer Herber said the idea for the show was put into motion in October of 2010. “This has been an exciting program to be a part of and we’ve really been pleased with the public’s response,” she explained. “Because this is a reality-based show, we wanted to show Austin’s true diversity in our family selections. We had a variety of family types, sizes and structures apply and because of the tremendous response, selecting the families was actually a really hard decision.”

Herber also said the selected families were required to meet certain criteria to be chosen for the show. “We wanted different areas of town to be represented. We were also looking for different types of families and different levels of recycling knowledge. We didn’t want only people who were already committed to recycling. We wanted families of all different levels and we achieved that with the four families we chose.”

Herber said the primary goal of the show is to further educate an already green and progressive city about recycling properly. “Austinites have been really great about embracing recycling. What we noticed was that while our recycling rates are high and people are participating, we still have pockets of town where people are using their recycling carts as an extra garbage cart or placing items that cannot be recycled in their recycling carts. There are still a lot of questions, so we really want to educate people on what can and can’t be recycled.”

1. Dare To Go Zero Episode 1 is 23:21

2. Dare To Go Zero Episode 2 is 32.18

Intermission ~ 10-15 minutes

3. Dare To Go Zero Episode 3 is 26.35

4. Dare To Go Zero Episode 4 is 28.27

5. Dare To Go Zero Episode 5 is 23:00

Total film screening time is 133 minutes
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