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Stacy Savage

Zero Waste Strategies
Stacy Savage was born and raised in the Beaumont/Port Arthur area of Southeast Texas where her parents each worked at oil refineries for over 35 years. Her experience with air pollution and cancers in her family prompted her concern for the environment and her activities to protect the planet.

She has been a recycling advocate in Texas for over 16 years starting in 2003 as a grassroots, door-to-door community organizer. She played a key role in passing statewide legislation for free electronics recycling and helped Austin pass its Universal Recycling Ordinance (URO), single-use bag policy, construction & demolition debris diversion standards, and curbside organics diversion for single-family homes.

In January 2013, she founded Zero Waste Strategies LLC, a sustainability consultancy working with businesses, governments, and nonprofits. With clients such as Nestle Purina, Kohler, City of Austin, and Catholic Sisters of Charity, Mrs. Savage has helped each reduce waste for increased profits, deeper customer loyalty, and a green marketing edge.

In 2015, she co-founded the Texas-based startup, Garbitrage Technologies™. Using sensor monitoring, Artificial Intelligence, and blockchain, Garbitrage Technologies enhances the tracking of valuable recyclable and compostable discards, transparency around the disposition of those discards, and trust between customers and haulers. As the “lowest hanging fruit” of any operational efficiency, this system will help make Zero Waste both politically and economically feasible.

Stacy’s Expertise, Speaker Roles & Accolades:
~Founder & President, Zero Waste Strategies LLC
~Co-founder, Garbitrage Technologies (TM) 
~Certified Big Impact Speaker
~Member, US Green Building Council
~Certified Zero Waste Business Associate, City of Austin 
~Platinum Member, Austin Green Business Leaders Program
~Co-founder, Central Texas Zero Waste Alliance
~Former Chair, Austin Zero Waste Alliance
~Former Appointee, Zero Waste Advisory Commission
~Former Co-host, “Shades of Green” radio show on KOOP 91.7FM

Legislative Accomplishments:
•    2007, Texas Computer Takeback Law (HB 2714)
•    2011, Texas TV Takeback Law (SB 329)
•    2011, City of Austin Universal Recycling Ordinance 
•    2012, City of Austin Single-use Bag Ordinance
•    2015, City of Austin Construction & Demolition Debris Recycling Ordinance
• 2017, City of Austin Residential Curbside Organics Collection Ordinance

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, May 8

3:00pm CDT