Master Recycler Newsletter -- April 2019


Taking the Repair Movement to the Next Level

Communities around the Portland region are organizing Repair Fairs and highlighting local repair services. Free Geek is leading a new effort to pass legislation to secure better rights to repair

-and they invite you to join in.  

Read more….



Zahra (right) and classmate, Tabetha checking out worms during class.

Zahra (right) and classmate, Tabetha checking out worms during class.

Congratulations to Zahra Pike (Class 70) who is now the second Officially Certified Master Recycler from the Trash for Peace Master Recycler Community Designed Class! For Zahra's volunteer hours, she partnered with Metro Healthy Homes to offer a six week series in to Homeforward communities on household cleaners and body care products. She created flyers, set up the program, identified supplies and co presented with Metro. People got to learn about the importance of toxics free options and then make green alternatives. The lip balm for valentines was especially a hit!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and creativity, Zahra!


Volunteer Opportunities

Happy Earth Month! See the volunteer calendar


Conservation news


Community Warehouse Chair Affair

Saturday | April 13, 2019 | 5:30PM

Sentinel Hotel
614 SW 11th Ave
Portland, OR 97205

Chair Affair is Community Warehouse’s annual celebration of creating stronger home foundations and brighter futures for everyone in our community. Join us April 13 for the 13th annual event—lucky number 13—and enjoy an unforgettable evening of art, music, and stories. 


 Earth Day in Music and Song 2019

Friday, April 26, 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Church
SW 12th & Salmon, Portland

 Featured Soloist
Michael Allen Harrison

 Guest Artists
Sky in the Road 
PSU SECO Quintet
Aurora Outreach Ensemble

We invite you to set aside this special time to celebrate our remarkable planet.  The program includes instrumental and vocal performances, meditative singing, poetry, and candle lighting.

Refreshments and conversation following in the reception room.

RSVPs appreciated at 503-244-0026 or