The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is awarding up to $600,000 in grants for projects that promote
BRING still needs about 20 volunteers to assist with their 11th Annual Home + Garden Tour on Sunday, September 8.
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Volunteers that sign up for one shift will earn a Tour ticket and our great appreciation! Volunteer duties include greeting Tour-goers, selling tickets, and helping homeowners during this year's event.
Waste Management Division creates community collector program to help recycle plastic in Lane County
When more than a thousand cars showed up for the last plastic round up, the Waste Management Division was concerned about the carbon emissions created by the cars. In response, waste management specialist Sarah Grimm says they created a community collector program to encourage a few people to collect plastic for their entire neighborhood.
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Please welcome Frederique to AOR! Read on to learn more about our newest member!
What is your name? Frederique (Fredde) Lavios
Where do you work and what do you do? Looking to make a career change (in the Portland Metro Area) in the field of environmental sustainabilityto serve the greater good. Currently working as a website designer and digital marketer, former licensed architect.
Tell us how you eMbrace recycling/sustainability into your home or workplace?
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality will award up to $600,000 in grants for projects that reduce the environmental impacts of materials and products across the full cycle. Local governments, nonprofit organizations and federally-recognized tribal nations are encouraged to apply. Funding for projects that prevent wasted food is also available to public schools, colleges and universities.
Did you know? Marion County's Alan Pennington and his expert guests share innovative waste reduction projects and ideas that are being implemented in Marion County, Oregon every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 1:00 pm on KMUZ 88.5 FM.
You can listen to past episodes here!
James’ Neighborhood Recycling Service (www.jamesrecycling.com) is expanding and needs an affordable warehouse space. Even a small shared space would do!
Name: Andrea Richards
In what University/College are you currently enrolled, or if an Americorps Volunteer, where are you working/volunteering?: Portland State University
Tell us about your major or current career path: Currently pursuing a graduate certificate in sustainability and working for Community Environmental Services at PSU as support staff.
What is your name?
Where do you work and what do you do?
I am Principal Consultant with Waste Knowledge, LLC, a waste/recycling/compost/zero waste consultancy.
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.