AOR Blog

08-25-2015

On September 15, 2015, DEQ will open its 2015 round of materials management grants for projects that prevent, recover, or reuse solid and household hazardous wastes.  DEQ expects to award up to $500,000 in materials management and HHW grants to local governments from across the state in early 2016.  

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08-21-2015

This award was given to Julie Daniel in recognition of her many years as a leader in sustainability. In 1996 Julie started working at BRING as a part-time administrative employee. In 1998, during a crucial transition period for BRING, she became interim general manager and then co-general manager. She was then hired as BRING’s...

08-20-2015

The Recycler of the Year for an Individual is awarded to someone whose actions have significantly reduced solid waste or have furthered recycling, waste prevention and/or reuse. This year's award was presented Bradley Barnhart of Guy Lee Elementary at the 2015 AOR Sustainable Oregon Conference on June 5 in Bend, Oregon...

08-19-2015

The Recycler of the Year Award for Educational/Promotional is awarded to an educational or promotional effort or program, which has used media and materials in a new or creative way to promote and encourage that “same old recycling stuff.” This year's award was presented to the Scenic Heights Apartment Complex at the...

08-18-2015

The Alice Soderwall Reuse & Waste Prevention Award honors individuals or nonprofit organizations that have gone beyond the norm to reuse materials and prevent waste and has made a significant impact on the community as a result. This year's award was presented to Repair PDX at the 2015 AOR Sustainable Oregon...

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