The Recycling Steering Committee is meeting on Friday, January 17 to review preliminary results of collection infrastructure research and guide the next steps for analysis; follow up on equity discussions from the 12/17 meeting; and do final preparations for the 1/31 Information Session. The meeting agenda includes:
What is your name? Sandra Hungate
Where do you work and what do you do? I'm the Vice President of VERDE and Recycling Perks. VERDE is our environmental marketing/outreach agency, and Recycling Perks is our residential outreach platform. I oversee the team and all operations.
DEQ is partnering with The Good Company, a Eugene-based sustainability consulting firm, to host a statewide peer exchange workshop on Oct. 16 addressing consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions. Over 50 local government staff and allies will gather to discuss local climate action planning tools and techniques, with a focus on actions targeting carbon-intensive consumption activities such as housing, food and transportation. Participating cities include Portland, Beaverton, Eugene, Bend, Mosier and Sisters.
DEQ has completed a major milestone in its food waste prevention work, and recently published its findings on the Oregon Wasted Food Study. This study tracked wasted food in both urban and rural households—using quantitative and qualitative research methods—to increase our understanding of how much, what, and why food is discarded by people in Oregon. This work was conducted by Portland State University’s Community Environmental Services.
Key findings include:
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.