AOR Blog

07-03-2018

Free Geek stands out in the recycling ecosystem because of its unique circular model. By taking two massive societal problems—e-waste and the digital divide— and pointing them at each other, Free Geek uses one problem to solve the other.

Technology changes rapidly and computers, monitors, printers, smartphones and other...

07-02-2018

The SRC Network is a networking group for those working in the sector of schools sustainability implementation in the Portland  Metro  region. They  meet  every  other month to share projects, resources and ideas, successes and challenges, troubleshoot issues and hear from speakers on topics that move their work forward.

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06-29-2018

The Green Team at the Coos Bay Bureau of Land Management was nominated and awarded for starting a more robust recycling program and at the District Office, educating staff on waste prevention/recycling, and offering recycling at some of the popular recreation sites they manage. The Green Team is a group of nine employees who...

06-28-2018

Terry McDonald spins garbage into housing, jobs, new products.

Through Cascade Alliance SVdP of Lane County is mentoring other non-profits to help them build the same type of success from the waste stream. During Oregon's economic downturn the thrift industry was doing fine and SVdP of Lane County was adding jobs and...

06-27-2018

Science teacher Helen Haberman facilitates the only school-based Master Recycler training program in the state using most of the same presenters and tours sites as the adult class, including Recycling 101 online.

12-20 students, usually seniors, complete this training each year over the course of 2 semesters. Students...

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