Master Recycler Newsletter — April 2018

Happy Earth Month!

Art by Sara C., 2nd Grade, Aloha Huber park K-8 for Beaverton School District "Stop the Waste" 2018 Student Art Calendar

Art by Sara C., 2nd Grade, Aloha Huber park K-8
for Beaverton School District "Stop the Waste" 2018 Student Art Calendar

Make a difference and join the party!

You are invited to fix stuff at a repair fair, lead volunteers at a neighborhood cleanup or collection event. Promote reuse, recycling, food waste prevention or composting. Present. Teach. Staff an information booth. Organize something in your own community.

Imagine what would happen if every one of the 1600 Master Recyclers decided to do one thing this month! 




Congratulations to Keerthana Ravuluri (Class 66) for becoming an  officially Certified Master Recycler! Keerthana completed her 30 hours with a focus on families and kids in the Beaverton area. She providing recycling presentations as well as tips on food waste prevention in a nearby apartment complex, the school and with family and friends and she also participated in the West Linn Repair Fair as a sewer. Keerthana also let us know that she moved to Seattle. We wish you the best in your new community Keerthana! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Conservation News

Metro Facebook Live on Recycling

Friday, April 6
Stream starts at 12:45 p.m.

Ask and Metro will answer! Tune in on for this special Facebook Live event on recycling. Two of Metro’s top recycling experts will be tackling some of your biggest questions, including – What the heck is going on with China? Are we sending recyclables to the landfill? Should I even bother to recycle at all? (Spoiler: Yes!) And what, exactly, can I put in my bin at home?


Earth Day in Music and Song

Friday, April 20
7:30 to 9 p.m.
Eliot Chapel, SW 12th & Salmon, Portland

Celebrate Earth Day with an evening of music and song! Featured musician is Michael Allen Harrison. Other guest artists include Sky in the Road, Encore Singers of the Portland Symphonic Girlchoir, and Sing Portland. Donations accepted for rental of space. 

RSVPs appreciated at Center for Earth Leadership, 503-244-0026 or


Community Warehouse Chair Affair

Saturday, April 21
Doors at 5:30 p.m.
The Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th, Portland 97205

A house becomes a home when you have a table for meals, a bed to tuck your kids into, a chair to relax in at the end of a long day. Please join us for the 2018 Chair Affair to celebrate Community Warehouse, a full-service furniture bank serving our neighbors in need. It will be an affair to remember with live music, exciting auctions and inspiring stories from people whose houses have been transformed into homes. 

Questions? Contact Anna Kurnizki at or 971-865-5284.


  • Center for Earth Leadership Eco-Schools Program Assistant
  • City of Beaverton Sustainability Coordinator
  • City of Beaverton Community Services support specialist