At the annual conference in June, AOR has hosted a series of equity-related sessions and speakers throughout the years (2014-2018) to identify issues and raise awareness. AOR has also offered an equity training open to members in 2016.
Legislators will discuss and consider a number of bills of interest to AOR's members. This update includes an overview of legislation that AOR's board will work to support or oppose in the coming weeks after considering recommendations from AOR's legislative committee.
Right to repair -- HB 2688 -- Support
Please welcome AOR's newest student member - an 8th grader from Oak Hill School!
Name: Brennen Matherly
In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering? I’m an 8th graders at Oak Hill School
The 2019 Oregon Legislative session begins January 22 and will likely include discussion of many issues of interest to AOR’s members. The legislative committee began review of legislative concepts in November. This update includes a summary of recent committee meetings and information about open positions on the committee and how to apply for those positions.
Name: Anna Greenberg
In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering? University of Oregon
Tell us about your major or current career path: I am in my 2nd year of my Masters in Community and Regional Planning Program.
Name: Dustin Boomer
In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering? I am the Waste Reduction Specialist in the Campus Sustainability Office at Portland State University.
Meet Peter Brandom from the City of Hillsboro, one of AOR's newest organization members!
What is the name of your business or organization? City of Hillsboro
The Commonway Institute director talks about the intersection between homelessness and waste management
From Street Roots, November 24th, by Jared Paben
Shariff Abdullah asked the crowd if they’d ever heard the expression “poor white trash.” Hands raised throughout the hotel ballroom.
AOR Legislative Chair, Pam Peck, provided testimony at the Senate Energy and Environment Committee Hearing regarding recycling markets challenges and how local communities are responding.
Sustainable Oregon 2019, AOR’s 41st annual conference, will be held June 19th - 21st, 2019 at The Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon.
This year we are seeking enthusiastic and dynamic presenters that can share ideas and innovations in the recycling, reuse, waste reduction, and resource and materials management industry or workshops on issues impacting our industry.
We are especially interested in presentations from outside Oregon to bring new, fresh perspectives to our attendees.