AOR Blog


Green Plate Pilot Program at Portland International Airport

Reducing waste at an international airport is challenging. Travelers are rushed, stressed, and sustainable options are often limited. To help reduce the 11 tons of waste generated each day at Portland International Airport (PDX), the Port of Portland tested a...


There are several grant opportunities available:

Metro's Investment and Innovation grants are available for projects that involve waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting or energy recovery in the Portland Metro region. Nonprofits and for-profit businesses can apply. 

DEQ's materials management grant...


Jennifer Stefanick, a new addition to the AOR Board as Membership Chair, comes from a background of recycling and waste prevention, particularly food waste prevention.

Her recent efforts in these areas included managing the Portland Event Recycling program with Community Environmental Services (CES) and the City of...


Time is tight. Always. Here’s something to loosen yours up a bit: our new and improved website. Looking for resources? They're a click away.

Need to fight contamination? Get started here. Keen for success stories from other communities? Gather at the Info Hub. Want to calculate your program's environmental impact? Use our ...

I grew up in California and have called Oregon home since arriving in Eugene 20 years ago for graduate school.

After completing a Ph.D. in sociology, I taught and conducted on research in social change, democracy, and sustainable development.

For the last 10 years have worked in communications and public...