AOR Blog

08-21-2018

Sustainable Oregon 2019, AOR’s 41st annual conference, will be held June 19th - 21st, 2019 at The Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon. 

This year we are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic presenters that can share ideas and innovations in the recycling, reuse, waste reduction, and resource and materials management industry or workshops on issues impacting our industry.

We are especially interested in presentations from outside Oregon to bring new, fresh perspectives to our attendees. 

Session Specifics

Concurrent Sessions
Sessions are comprised of multiple 15-20 minute presentations totalling 60 minutes with an additional 15 minutes of Q&A/Discussion time. The AOR conference committee will combine proposals that address similar areas and topics to form a full 75-minute session.

Workshops
Workshops are intended to be hands-on and interactive, with attendees leaving the workshop with tangible skills they can take back to implement in their workplace. Past/suggested workshop ideas include: using social media to promote programs; how to develop end-of-year giving campaigns; how to identify and track metrics to gauge program success. This is by no means an exhaustive list, the ideas are endless, so long as they leave attendees with a new found skill/s to enhance their work productivity.

Workshops are generally held the morning of the first day of the conference and are 2-3 hours in length.

Proposals are due October 1, 2018 and will be decided on by our Conference Planning Committee.Selected proposals will be selected and speakers notified no later than December 15, 2018.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND SUBMIT PROPOSAL


02-23-2016

​WSRA's 36th Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held May 15th - 18th at the Wenatchee Convention Center.

The conference will follow four tracks: education, markets, operations, and policy and will feature great networking opportunities and fun.

AOR members will receive 20% off the full-conference, non-member...

02-23-2016

In the first ongoing national effort of its kind by a retailer, Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drugstores in 39 states and Washington, D.C., primarily at locations open 24 hours.

A full listing of the states to be included in the program is below. The program will make the...

02-22-2016

On Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the HIstoric Elsinore Theatre, the Straub Environmental Center will present the 2016 Mid-Valley Green Awards. 

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02-18-2016

Many people inside and outside our industry don’t know the fine details of our redemption system. This interactive infographic, designed by AOR's Legislative Chair Justin Gast, gets them started.

The infographic was created using information obtained from ...

02-15-2016

What is your name?      

Chelsea Myrick

Where do you work and what do you do?           

I am a Production Worker at Free Geek. I tally up the items that people donate and I also supervise volunteers as they sort through bins of donated materials and separate them according to what can be sold in our...

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