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.

Learn more about our organization and find out how you can join our community of recycling activists in Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Recycling Advocates is a proud member of Earth Share Oregon.

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Recycling Advocates Welcomes New Resource Director Adrienne Welsh
by Betty Patton, Recycling Advocates President

Recycling Advocates is pleased to welcome our new Resource Director, Adrienne Welsh. She joined us June 1 of this year after an extensive search. She brings non-profit management and support experience as well as an extensive IT background. Ms. Welsh gives us website creation and management, grant writing skills, marketing materials and newsletter production, database and financial records maintenance, as well as volunteer coordination and training.

In addition to the extensive list of expertise above, Adrienne supports our mission statement thoroughly. The board is pleased to welcome her aboard. We plan to accomplish great things with Adrienne as part of our team.

AOR 2014 Sustainable Oregon Conference Recap

Recycling Advocates board members, Betty Patton, Rob Guttridge, Kris Olson and RA member Richard Lee Berman attended AOR's (Association of Oregon Recyclers) recent 36th Annual Sustainable Oregon Conference & Trade Show in Corvallis, Oregon. The three-day gathering featured top northwest leaders and businesses who discussed the latest trends, news, achievements and happenings in recycling, reuse, waste reduction, composting and sustainable materials management.

Mark your calendar to attend next year's 2015 AOR event will be held June 3 - 5 at the Riverhouse in Bend, Oregon. The conference consisting of educational sessions, workshops, facility tours, and networking opportunities, is a fantastic way to network and deepen working relationships with environment-minded peers in the region. For information from this year's conference and other great AOR information go to: http://aorr.org


Join Us!

Please join our faithful donors and members by contributing to Recycling Advocates! This helps us continue to spread our key waste prevention messages to reduce, reuse and recycle. With your help we can continue our outreach campaigns and our impact within the community. Also, we encourage employer-based supporters to contribute to us through EarthShare contributions.  
Our current campaigns include efforts to reduce the use of free single-use checkout bags and to-go containers in Portland and throughout our region. Behavior modification is a difficult task, but we're making headway one less landfilled bag or container at a time.

Thank you to all our donors and supporters!

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