AOR Blog


What's Your Name?
Laurel Shepard

In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering?
Oregon State University

Tell us about your major or current career path:
I'm a double major in ecological engineering and environmental...


Right now, curbside composting of residential food waste is available in the cities of Bend, Redmond and Sisters—but not the wider county. But in the (somewhat) near future, those living in the wider county could see curbside composting come to them. The Deschutes County Solid Waste Advisory Committee has been working on a...


What is your name? 
Daniel Redick

Where do you work and what do you do?
I'm the Regional Manager of Zero Waste Programs at EcoSafe Zero Waste. We develop waste diversion programs for almost every vertical market. We also manufacture compostable liners, dispensers, and other products to support waste our...


About a quarter of respondents (26%) in a recent survey of 2,000 adults by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) feel recycling is more difficult than assembling IKEA furniture. Another 23% find recycling more complicated than completing a tax return, and 22% find it more complex than the stock market.



It’s been a busy few weeks in Salem as legislators raced to meet the April 9 deadline for committees to hold work sessions on bills and move them out of committee for floor votes or consideration by joint House-Senate committees such as Ways and Means, Revenue or Rules.

Public hearings and work sessions were held on a...