Master Recycler News | March 2017

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2017 Mid-Valley Green Awards

Saturday, March 11 | 6-9PM

Willamette Heritage Center | 1313 Mill Street SE | Salem

Enjoy a festive​ evening celebrating environmentally-friendly people and businesses at the 2017 Green Awards. Featuring a silent auction, awards ceremony, Cuban music and salsa dancing with free lessons. Enjoy the sit down paella dinner using locally sourced ingredients, wine and beer. Click here for tickets and details

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Get WILD About
Earth Day!

Saturday, April 22, 2017​ |10 am to 4 pm​

Join us for a day of learning and fun at the Oregon Garden in Silverton! There will be activities, food, tours, environmental education, and music for people of all ages both indoors and outdoors.​

Location: Oregon Garden in Silverton  
​For more details visit the​ ​Oregon ​Garden 
call 503-874-8100​
The Earth Day Fair is brought to you by Marion County Environmental Services, The Oregon Garden, and the Oregon Garden Resort.​​

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School Sorting Game

Still have some hours to pay back for the Master Recycler Program? Play the recycling sorting activity with three classes of 4th graders at a Salem elementary school. If you are interested in helping, it will be in the afternoon of 4/20 and will take approximately 3 hours. Contact Bailey 

If you are available to help, please contact Bailey 503-365-3191.

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Green Community Calendar

Feel the love of all that is green and check out green events on the the Green Community Calendar. If you'd like to share your event, email Jessica or give her a call at 503-365-3180. Stay up-to-date with local, green events by adding the Green Community Calendar to your google calendar as well!


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Oregon Green Schools
Summit Volunteers

Thursday, April 13: afternoon
Friday, April 14: 8:00 - 3:00 (shifts)

The Summit is an opportunity for students from across the state to convene for a day of celebration, learning and networking. At the summit, we strive to celebrate the accomplishments of each school and to provide opportunities to strengthen programs.Master Recyclers are needed to help direct students between sessions, set up tables, clean up, register schools, etc. at the 21st Annual Oregon Green Schools Summit. If you are available to help, please contact Bailey.

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Earth Day Fair Volunteers
Saturday April 22,
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 &/or help with some of our hands-on activities, and more.

Please contact 
Alan ( 503-365-3188).
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When Bailey isn't organizing the Master Recycler class, working on contracts for our sites, organizing recycling, attending the Solid Waste Advisory Council, or doing handstands, he creates pretty graphs to track our recycling and recovery trends. Take a close look at these numbers from Marion County...

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