Sustainable Oregon 2022


The AOR Sustainable Oregon Conference is scheduled for October 26-28 at the Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon.  

EARLY BIRD PRICING 6/15/2022 - 8/1/2022 


Full Agenda Coming Soon!
Download the Conference At-a-Glance Here.

The conference will kick-off with our Keynote address by Rhodes Perry, who will host a workshop, "Build Belonging at Work: Everyday Actions YOU Can Take" immediately following. 

We'll have concurrent sessions exploring:

  • Emotional Resiliency in the time of Climate Change
  • How to Incorporate Equity into Policy and Program Design
  • Top trends in recycling through the lens of materials pricing
  • Insights from DEQ Strategic Planning Listening Sessions Regarding Food Systems
  • Updates from the DEQ on the Recycling Modernization Act
  • Difficult to manage wastes, such as mattresses, refrigerators, and more
  • and more!

Exhibit at Sustainable Oregon 2022

New in 2022 - if your sponsorship perks include an exhibitor booth, and you don't want to table, you can donate your booth to a Bend-area sustainable materials management-related nonprofit, OR a nonprofit of your choice who would like the opportunity to table at become acquainted with AOR!

If you are looking for a unique way to help support AOR, and are NOT a sponsor, you can purchase an exhibitor booth and donate your booth to a Bend-area sustainable materials management-related nonprofit, OR a nonprofit of your choice!  

Click here to download the Exhibitor Brochure.

Click here to Register as an Exhibitor!

Book your hotel now!

We'll be staying at the lovely Riverhouse on the Deschutes hotel, just steps from the conference center, conveniently located off of Hwy 97 in Bend. Room rates range from $149 - $169/night (plus taxes, fees). Don't delay in booking, as rooms will go fast!

Click HERE to book your room today!

Sponsorships are Now Available!

See who's sponsoring, and how you can join them in supporting AOR!

Scholarships are Now Available!

AOR welcomes higher education students, AmeriCorps volunteers, and emerging professionals working for government agencies, nonprofits, or other organization associated with the recycling/waste reduction industry to apply for a scholarship to attend our Sustainable Oregon Conference, October 26-28, 2022 at The Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, OR.  

Scholarships include full registration which includes all educational sessions, hotel accommodations, networking events and meals served during the conference, if needed. Applicants may also request a "registration only" scholarship. Recipients will help support registration during the conference, and also receive a one-year individual membership to AOR. Recipients are encouraged to maximize their involvement with AOR and participate in one of the organization’s committees following the conference. 

Deadline: Please submit the application by August 15th, 11:59PM PST. Recipients will be notified no later than August 31st.


Sustainable Oregon Awards Nominations are Now Open!

After a brief hiatus due to Covid, AOR is excited to announce the return of our annual awards! The Recycler of the Year awards have been renamed to “Sustainable Oregon Awards” to recognize that sustainable materials management is more than just recycling, and our winners span the gamut of the entire waste hierarchy. We have also eliminated specific categories to increase accessibility and inclusion. There are many great achievements in our industry that didn’t fit so neatly into one category, so each nomination will be evaluated on its own merit and judged based on award guidelines.

The Sustainable Oregon Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have made exceptional contributions in the field of materials management in Oregon. The 2022 Sustainable Oregon Awards will be presented at the conference on October 27th. 

Submit a nomination today! - Nominations are due 9/9/2022

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