This popular course consists of eight weeknight classes and two Saturday field trips. Instruction includes topics such as thoughtful consumption, recycling markets and processes, hazardous household products, composting, green building and deconstruction. The course is a blend of presentations by professionals in the field, peer group discussion, volunteer training and project development.
Registration for the January/February 2015 Multnomah County course is now open. the course will also be offered in Clackamas County in April/May 2015. The Wasington County course is already in session. There will be another one next year.
Participants agree to attend all classes and field trips. After completing the course, graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours of public outreach. It's what makes the Master Recycler Program so special: participants put their skills to work by helping others learn the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Master Recyclers staff information booths at community events, provide presentations, and work on personal projects. They also work to inspire their own neighbors and co-workers.
Attendance at all classes and tours and an agreement to complete the 30 volunteer hours is required to be considered for the Master Recycler Certification.
DATE: Eight consecutive Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. January 14 through March 4, 2015 and two Saturdays 8 am - 2 pm. January 17 and February 28, 2015
LOCATION: 1900 SW 4th Ave Suite 2500A Portland, OR.
COST: $50. Scholarships are available.
APPLICATION: Deadline for Applications is December 31 2014 Noon. This is a popular course. To ensure a positive learning experience and adequate support for volunteers, class size is limited to 30 people. Applications will all be received up to the deadline and then 30 people will be selected on a weighted lottery. All applicants will receive notification of their status in the class and next steps.
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