AOR Blog

01-29-2016

The Newberg Graphic reports that the former SP Fiber Tech mill, which was purchased by WestRock Co. and idled indefinitely last year, is now permanently closed.

210 mill employees were laid off in mid-November, and the last 15-20 employees who have been burning up the remainder of the hog fuel in the boiler and preparing...

01-27-2016

The Northeast Recycling Council has begun a project through the State Electronics Challenge to explore the practice and the prevalence of public sector auctioning.

They are looking for information about any public sector entities – state agencies, municipalities, counties, etc., - that auction electronic equipment that...

01-14-2016

The Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (OHESC) is a platform for empowering and inspiring change making, facilitating action, and for sharing, networking, and collaboration...

01-14-2016

This year's First Lego League competition had the theme of "Trash Trek" and two area teams are headed to national tournaments later this year. AOR promoted the competition last fall and the tournament and 15th annual Intel Oregon FIRST LEGO League Championship Tournaments held over the weekend in Hillsboro.

 

Team...

01-13-2016

The hefty winter snowfall has inspired Oregonians to flock to sno-parks in local national forests, but the crowds have left rangers with a big mess to clean up behind them: dumped sleds.

The Oregonian reports more than 100 trashed sleds and 30 to 40 deflated inner tubes were left at the Wanoga Sno-Park the day after New...

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