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Welcome to Recycling Advocates
Recycling Advocates is Oregon's only citizen-based, grassroots group dedicated to creating a sustainable future through local efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Recycling Advocates is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is proud to be a member of Earth Share of Oregon. Learn more about our organization and find out how you can join our community of recycling activists in Portland and the Pacific Northwest.
What's Going On?
Recycling Advocates has a job opening for a Resource Director
Recycling Advocates is looking to contract a Resource Director to strengthen its membership and to support the organization’s programs. The Resource Director is responsible for managing a membership database, producing monthly financial reports, maintaining the group’s website, taking monthly meeting minutes and working with the Board of Directors to issue a monthly newsletter. Details and information can be found here.
Master Recyclers #52 – Another great graduating class!
by Betty Patton, Recycling Advocates President
I am privileged to participate in a panel discussion at the closing of most of the Master Recycler classes. This 90 minute session is set up so the students can ask anything they want of a panel of 3 local and regional people in the recycling world. I am amazed and inspired every time. The people that have signed up to take this in-depth class have been paying attention and are motivated and educated so that they can make change happen. The more they tell their friends and coworkers about their recent graduation, the larger their sphere of influence grows.
Congratulations to all of you. Recycling Advocates wants to hear from all Master Recyclers. Tell us what you have done for payback hours. Tell us about discussions you have had with friends. What new ideas do you have that you want to pursue? How can we help?
We take great joy and pride in helping these graduates. The Metro region classes have prepared over 1,200 of our friends and neighbors for community activism. We all benefit from the ideas and their implementation. Thank you Lauren Norris and all of the graduates of all 52 classes of this program!
Oregon Conservation Network Environmental Lobby Day
by Rhett Lawrence, Recycling Advocates Vice-President
Recycling Advocates is a longtime and proud member of the Oregon Conservation Network, a diverse coalition of more than 40 environmental organizations from around the state. The OCN groups have joined forces to present a unified and consistent front in the Oregon State Legislature. OCN's Lobby Day at the Capitol was on March 21, and here's a quick update from Christy Splitt, External Affairs Director at OLCV and the OCN coordinator:
Just as the famous cherry blossoms bloomed across the street at the Capitol Mall, over 100 advocates for Oregon’s environment arrived at the Capitol last Thursday. Dressed in green and bearing stickers that read “Clean and Green,” our Clean, Green Lobby Machine was both effective and efficient. Over 60 legislators heard from their own neighbors about our Priorities for a Healthy Oregon after a morning of training on advocacy and on policy. Our energetic afternoon was fueled by our dynamic Secretary of State Kate Brown, who joined us for lunch and shared her enthusiasm for our work. We are beyond grateful to those of you who joined us in Salem – and to those of you that took action from home by emailing your legislators to show your solidarity."
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Recycling Advocates is very appreciative of all the donors and supporters that have stepped forward in recent months. You are helping the organization develop its outreach and impact to the community. We encourage our supporters to follow our development and advancements on Facebook.