AOR Blog


Welcome new member Debbie Miller!

Where do you work and what do you do?

I am a retired physician.

Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability in your home or workplace?

We shop responsibly with upstream and downstream waste in mind and reduce, reuse, and recycle as much as we can.



The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 33 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners for achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals, as part of Pollution Prevention Week. This is the 7th annual Safer Choice Partner of the Year awards. Included in this year’...


The City of Eugene, who is sponsoring the "Never Stop Learning: Where You Are, In Your Language" session at Sustainable Oregon 2021, has received an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Program Excellence Award for its Love Food Not Waste® (LFNW) program, which was selected as a 2021 Community Sustainability...


Welcome new student member Hannah Carleson!

Name: Hannah Carleson

In what university/college are you currently enrolled, or if an AmeriCorps volunteer, where are you working/volunteering?

Portland State University

Tell us about your major or current career path.

I am currently pursuing my...


What is the name of your business or organization? 

Waste-Free Advocates (formerly Recycling Advocates)

What does your business/organization do? 

We empower and connect Oregon communities to minimize overconsumption and waste.

Tell us about your business/organization's recycling/...