AOR Blog

12-20-2022

On December 16, 2022, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the grant application deadlines to February 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. (ET) for the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) grants for political subdivisions and the Recycling Education and Outreach (REO) grants. These two grant programs support...

11-17-2022

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Newport. The mission of their organization is to create unique and engaging experiences that connect you to the Oregon coast and inspire ocean conservation. The Aquarium is a living classroom for all learning styles and ages. As one of Oregon’s top tourist...

11-17-2022

The Driving Diversity Program, nominated by Kristin Leichner of Pride Disposal, started shortly after he Portland Haulers Association (PHA) DEI consultant Johnell Bell, Founder/President of Espousal Strategies connected PHA with Worksystems. Worksystems brought along partners Interstate Trucking Academy and SE Works to join...

11-17-2022

Lauren Norris, long-time leader of the Portland Master Recycler Program, recently retired. Colleagues and former Master Recycler students nominated Lauren to receive a Lifetime Achievement Awards. Genevieve Joplin of the City of Portland, presented and accepted the award on Lauren's behalf. This is what Genevieve had to say: ...

11-17-2022

Nominated by the City of Gresham, here is what award presenter Gretchen Sandau had to say about this group:

Hello everyone, I’m happy you all are here to celebrate the winners of the Sustainable Oregon Awards. It is with great honor that I get to introduce and award, an amazing project with an incredible team of...

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