The Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) conference was held in Bend from June 3-5. It was fun being in a (large) roomful of like-minded people -- just like in the Master Recycler class. Here is one Master Recycler's experience there.
Travelers. Security. Airplanes. Vehicles. Vendors. And one Aviation Environmental Compliance Manager dedicated to reducing waste at Portland International Airport. Stan Jones has managed the Port of Portland’s PDX recycling program since 2003. And he’s a Master Recycler too, so he proudly shared some the terminal’s processes with Masters Audrey Desler, Felictia Monteblanco, Lisa Clifton, Kelly Bryan, Su-wen Chen, Mitzi Sugar, Gustav Sculptor and Chatten Hayes on April 7th, 2011. Chatten Hayes (Class 44) wrote up this report.
On May Day, 2010, a lucky dozen Master Recyclers toured PCC Rock Creek Campus’ vermicomposting closed-loop system. Hosted by Erin Stanforth, PCC Rock Creek Sustainability Coordinator, Master Recyclers learned about the innovative efforts employed at the school. Later this year, 200 gallons of weekly post-consumer waste from the school will become feedstock as part of an innovative UK-developed composting effort on campus. Kelly Bryan (Class 35) Wrote about what they learned.