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.
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!