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The Greenest Time of Year |  March 2016

Calling all Master Recyclers...

This is the longest list of volunteer requests we have ever had, so earn back those Master Recycler hours and get involved! 



Woodburn STEM Festival 
Volunteers
Thursday, March 10: 5-7
Heritage Elementary in Woodburn

STEM Festival Students, teachers and community members in Woodburn are teaming up for a night filled with activities, demonstrations and exhibits related to STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. One of the activities will be making paper and crayons from recycled materials. We're looking for two more Master Recyclers to help run the activities with students and their families. For more info you can check out http://woodburnstemfestival.weebly.com/ Interested in helping out? Contact Erika Breton.

School Waste Audit Volunteer
Friday, March 11:  1:30-2:30, or
March 10, 14 or 15:  12:30-1:30 

As part of their Oregon Green School recertification, St. Joseph's Elementary School (373 Winter Street NE, Salem) is planning to do a waste audit and would like a Master Recycler to help lead the activity. If you can do it, please contact Bailey (503-365-3191).

Compost Demonstration Guide
March 17: evening

We need a Master Recycler to lead a compost demonstration for a South Salem Boy Scout Troop the evening of March 17th. Please contact Chad Goffin 503-566-3976 if you are interested.
 
Oregon Green Schools Summit Volunteers
Thursday, March 31: afternoon
Friday, April 1: 8:00 - 3:00 (shifts)

Master Recyclers are needed to help direct students between sessions, set up tables, clean up, register schools, etc. at the 20th Annual Oregon Green Schools Summit. If you are available to help, please contact Bailey.

Earth Walk Tour Guide:
Wednesday, April 13: 1:30 - 2:30pm

A Master Recycler is needed to lead a tour of the Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station and the Earth Walk. There will be approximately 20 students ages 5-12 and their parents. If you would like to lead this tour, please contact Anita Knots (Nott.a@fossildlp.com -or- 541-505-6466). Once you have confirmed the tour date, please let Bailey (bpayne@co.marion.or.us) know so that he can notify the transfer station and give you tips on how to lead the tour.



Save the Food Squad at the Chemeketa Earth Day Fair

April 20, 10 — 2pm, Chemeketa, Salem

We are looking for a foodie super hero to help table our booth at the Chemeketa Earth Day Fair. Super capes optional! Please contact Griselda (503.566.4159) to help. 

Earth Walk Tour Guide:
Thursday, April 21: 9:15 am - 10:15 am 
 
A Master Recycler is needed to lead a tour of the Salem-Keizer Recycling & Transfer Station and the Earth Walk. There will be approximately 17 students ages 5-6 and their teachers. If you would like to lead this tour, please contact Emily Plata (emily.plata@mwvcaa.org -or- 971-239-3131). Once you have confirmed the tour date, please let Bailey (bpayne@co.marion.or.us) know so that he can notify the transfer station and give you tips on how to lead the tour.

Earth Day Fair Volunteers
Saturday April 23,
Oregon Garden, Sliverton


Eight volunteers needed for each shift:
10:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

Come join the fun at THE environmental event of the year at one of Marion County’s most beautiful attractions. There will be presentations, demonstrations, music, food, and fun.... oh yeah, there's a garden to walk around in, too. Volunteers will staff our display, Save the Food booth, &/or help with some of our hands-on activities, and more. Please contact Alan ( 503-365-3188).

 

Master Recycler Pay Back Hours

We'd like to hear from you! Don't forget to report your pay back hours to Bailey so you too can receive your Master Recycler Certificate. Thanks for making our community even greener! 
Report Your Hours


Come Celebrate! 

Straub Environmental Center presents…
the 2016 Mid-Valley Green Awards

Saturday, March 12th, 2016, Historic Elsinore Theatre

We are getting very excited for the most cherished green event of the season...coming this Saturday! Many of you are coming, and we would love to see the theatre packed with Master Recyclers.  If you don't have your tickets yet, hurry to reserve your seat. Tickets are $17 per person and can be purchased by visiting the Historic Elsinore Theatre box office, calling 503-375-3574 (service charge added), or purchase online (service charge added).​​

Peruse the silent auction items in the foyer before the awards ceremony and enter to win a raffle. There will also be a no host bar. Prizes will be awarded for the best “green carpet” attire. (All proceeds support the Straub Environmental Center's educational programs.)

Here are the nominations: 

Recycler of the Year:
Ed Kale
Kristi Reed
Judy Skinner

Business Recycler of the Year:
Assistance League of Salem
Focal Point Photography

Green Product/Service of the Year:
Northwest Hub
Nuvoglass
Modern Building Systems
One Fair World
Salem Friends of Trees

Green Apple of the Year:
Rich Swartzentruber

Sustainable Small Business of the Year:
Friends of Family Farmers
Holly Chamberlain DDS
Steel Bridge Coffee
Temple Beth Sholom
Taproot Lounge & Cafe

Sustainable Large Business of the Year:
BrucePac
Chemeketa Community College
Marion-Polk Food Share
NORPAC Foods
Oregon Department of Corrections
Salem Electric
Willamette University

Sustainable Wine Producer of the Year:
Bethel Heights Winery
Johan Vineyard

EarthWISE Business of the Year:
BrucePac
Chemeketa Community College
Compex, Inc.
Holly Chamberlain DDS
Marion-Polk Food Share
NORPAC Foods
Oregon Department of Corrections
Rafns'
Temple Beth Sholom

 

March Community Green Calendar

The new year is here so now's a fabulous time to check the calendar for green event goodness. Email Jessica or give her a call at 503.365.3180 to add your event to the calendar. And be sure to add the Green Community Calendar to your google calendar as well!

Valley Roots

Thanks to Stephania Fregosi for hosting February's Valley Roots event. We had over 20 people show up to network and the room was full of stories from many different voices. We look forward to making speed networking a quarterly opportunity. 

To learn more about Valley Roots and receive information about upcoming events, please join the Valley Roots email list and like it on Facebook

Waste Matters on the Air, Podcast


You can now listen to Waste Matters on the Air on itunes! Subscribe today to hear green community topics and events and listen on the go! And be sure to tune in March 10 at 1pm to hear Tonya Johnson discuss the Master Food Preserver program and how we can reduce food waste at home.

Waste Matters on the Air takes place the second and fourth Thursday of the month at 1pm on KMUZ (88.5, 100.7 FM). Stream the show live on KMUZ.org or with the TuneIn radio app for smart phones and tablets. 

 
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