Conference

SUSTAINABLE OREGON IS DELAYED UNTIL 9/29

11 Sep 2020

It is with a heavy heart that I write today to tell you that AOR has made the decision to delay the start of our conference by 2 weeks due to the overwhelming and devastating impacts the current wildfires are having across our beautiful state.

Many of our members and their employees have lost their homes and businesses, and several of our Board members have also been impacted by the recent fire events. In light of this, the virtual conference will now begin on September 29th with the sessions as scheduled.

What this means for you:

AOR Sustainable Oregon 2020 - Call for Proposals

20 Aug 2019

AOR is seeking proposals for conference sessions and workshops for Sustainable Oregon 2020, AOR’s 42nd annual conference, which will be held June 10th - 12th at the Salishan Resort in Gleneden Beach, Oregon. Proposals are due 9/25, and will be decided on by our Conference Planning Committee. Selected proposals will be selected and speakers notified no later than December 13, 2019.

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Embrace the sharing economy beyond Earth Day

7 May 2019

The sharing economy is flourishing, leading to a stronger sense of community and environmental benefits. It’s a trend that facilitates peer-to-peer exchange of goods and services for everything from bicycles to lodging.

In many ways, our culture values experiences rather than ownership of things. Take the Marie Kondo movement, for example: Self-proclaimed minimalists find bliss in a life without the bookshelf of odds and ends. All over Oregon, community organizations are hearing the call and creating ways to reduce waste and excess by sharing with others.

Request for Session Proposals

21 Aug 2018

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. 

2018 Recycler of the Year - Life Time Achievement Award: Nancy Bond, Portland Public Schools

5 Jul 2018

Many of the recycling/waste reduction coordinators that work with schools are jointly nominating Nancy Bond for the AOR Lifetime Achievement award. Nancy will be retiring in June after a long and successful career as a Resource Conservation Coordinator for Portland Public Schools. 

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