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Patriciafaye Marshall

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I'm a retired 71 year old special ed. teacher. Early in 2014 a handful of us launched Zero Waste McMinnville. Our mission is to make McMinnville the first city in Oregon to reach Zero Waste by 2024. We define Zero Waste as...


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...


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...


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


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.