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Nominated by Cathy Brown of the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Eastern Region, she felt compelled to shine the light on this winner and their efforts that extend beyond materials and sustainability. While providing mental health support and well-being in their community, this organization has also led a grassroots...


Elaine Blatt and the Bad Apple Campaign was nominated by Sanne Stienstra of Oregon DEQ. Sanne had this to say as she presented the award: 

"I am so happy to help present a Sustainable Oregon Award to Elaine Blatt and the Bad Apple Campaign project team, which also included former DEQ employee Julie Miller and a wonderful...


Apply for New Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Recycling & Composting -- $100 Million is Now Available! 

$100M in funding is now available to help build and transform solid waste infrastructure, manage materials to achieve a circular economy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create cleaner, resilient,...


What is your name? Anthony Pearia 

Where do you work and what do you do? I'm a self employed Machinist. I run CNC machines making small scale runs of parts for a variety of clients. In Metals, Wood, and Plastic.

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace?  At the end of each...











What is the name of your business or organization? Zero Waste McMinnville Foundation 

What does your business/organization do? Zero Waste McMinnville is working to make McMinnville the first city in Oregon to become Zero Waste by...