Republic Services is one of the leading providers of organics collection and processing in the Oregon region. The Process and Recovery Center opened in 1992 and was first used to process urban wood and to make hog fuel. In 1993, they began to process yard debris there.
Birch Community Services was started in 1992. Their mission is to provide a community where people can be responsible and accountable for meeting their basic needs and to equip them with tools to overcome financial difficulty.
This year's keynote address at the 2017 Sustainable Oregon Conference at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort on June 7th was jam-packed with information presented by Nina Goodrich, Executive Director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition.
Fort George Brewery opened in Astoria in March 2007. They have always kept their environmental impact in mind.
Astoria does not have any sustainability or solid waste and recycling staff, so Fort George hired their own Sustainability Director, Renee, in May of 2016.
On Friday, June 10th at its 39th Annual Conference, the Association of Oregon Recyclers presented awards to outstanding businesses, individuals, and organizations in the fields of recycling, reuse, and sustainability.
The winners in each category were:
What do bottles of wine, bags of compost and two airline tickets all have in common? They were all items in the silent auction at AORs latest Sustainable Oregon conference. Items donated by business such as Fort George Brewing, DIY Bar and Rexius Inc. helped to raise more than $2,400 for AORs scholarship fund.
The exhibit hall is always a hot spot of action during the AOR Sustainable Oregon Conference and this year is no exception. With the networking breakfast, breaks, and silent auction all taking place in the exhibit hall, it will be a hub of activity throughout the week.
Teachers and recycling educators will be able to return from this year’s AOR Conference with a recycling kit which will aid in showing how plastics are actually recycled.
With the return of the rain, it's the perfect time to start daydreaming about your summer vacation! And what better place to go than the Salishan Spa and Golf Resort on June 7-9th, 2017 for AOR's Sustainable Oregon 2017 Conference? That's right, we're headed back to the beach, and it's not too early to start planning your stay.