2020 has been an interesting and some might say, unprecedented year. Like many of you, AOR has had to be nimble and adjust to these uncertain times.
What is your name? Rodney Bloom
Where do you work and what do you do? University of Oregon, Coordinator of Facilities/Custodial Coordinator
What is your name? Celeste Lewis
Where do you work and what do you do? I am an Architect and I work for myself at the moment
Tell us how you enbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? I'm a master recycler and a recycling geek.
What motivates you to recycle and live sustainably? my child
What is your name? Shelly Paredes
Where do you work and what do you do? JLL. I am the Sustainability and Compliance Manager (Solid Waste Program) for a large chip manufacturer.
Tell us how you enbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? I oversee solid waste program development for our global client and practice recycling at home. I am also a Metro/Master Recycler.
What is your name? Eric Finley
Where do you work and what do you do? Senior Project Manager at REMBE Inc. and Green Team Leader. I design and sell combustible dust safety systems for customers throughout North America while supporting our engineering team. I'm also creating eco-friendly changes within the company through our Green Team initiative.
Towards the end of 2019, AOR Secretary Gaelen McAlister resigned her position, as she was leaving Garten Services to pursue work in a new industry. The AOR Board solicited applications to fill the position, and Dan Bartholomew was appointed. Please join us in welcoming Dan to the Board!
What is your name? Daniel Bartholomew
You may have noticed that the topic of racial equity has been on the agenda at the past few AOR conferences, and next month AOR is hosting a training on “Leading with a Racial Equity Lens for Structural Transformation.” So what does racial equity have to do with recycling?
What is your name? Beth Finnson
Where do you work and what do you do? Retired dental hygienist
Tell us how you enbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? At home I use all my containers to separate garbage, recycle, compost and glass. also take plastics and styrofoam to drop off sites
What motivates you to recycle and live sustainably? to have a healthier world for future generations
What is your name? DeAnn Welker
Where do you work and what do you do? Marketing Manager, Solid Waste, at JRMA
Tell us how you embrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace? I think about recycling and sustainability in everything I consume, use, reuse, and discard. Now I even think about it professionally. I am working toward the Recycling 101 certificate, and learning that I could do so much more.
Kristin Leichner, AOR's Conference Chair, and Gregg Hayward, AOR's Education Chair, sat down with Peggy LaPoint for a segment of her Talking Trash podcast.
Have a listen here!