Do you know a person, business or organization that acts, thinks and does green? Then you need to nominate then today! All nominations are due by midnight on January 18, 2016. Winners of each category will be announced at the 2016 Mid-Valley Green Awards on March 12, 2016 at the Salem Convention Center.
AOR's second "On the Road Tour" was held on September 29 in Eugene at Lane Community College, Bring Recycling, and the Lane County Transfer Station. We had an intimate group of roughly 20 AOR members from all over the northwest. One member even joined us from Port Angeles, Washington!
On September 15, 2015, DEQ will open its 2015 round of materials management grants for projects that prevent, recover, or reuse solid and household hazardous wastes. DEQ expects to award up to $500,000 in materials management and HHW grants to local governments from across the state in early 2016.
2015 Sustainable Oregon Conference attendees will recognize Liz Start as the genius behind the AOR House Party and legendary "Cards Against Sustainability".
In 2012, Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission adopted Materials Management in Oregon: 2050 Vision and Framework for Action. This month, the Oregon legislature adopted SB 245 and SB 263. SB 263 was signed by Governor Brown on June 22 and SB 245 will be headed to the Governor’s desk for signature in the coming days.
BRING’s board of directors has named Carolyn Stein as the organization’s new executive director, replacing Julie Daniel who retired at the end of May.
AOR member Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative launched a new ad campaign for the Bottle Bill, "Small Deposit, Big Return," that features some familiar faces, including Betty Patton - AOR Member, Recycling Advocates President, and former AOR Resource Director!