Master Recycler News | June 2017

Master Recycler June Masthead


Diane Schoenrock

Master Recycler: Diane Schoenrock

" As a retired primary teacher and newcomer to the community, the Master Recycling Program has been an enjoyable experience. It helped me learn about Marion County with the evening programs and day field trips to recycling facilities. My community project was returning to primary classrooms in North Marion County as an environmental educator, a perfect fit. Many opportunities are available to volunteer are avalable each month to spread the word about taking care of our environment. "


Art Supply Swap

Art Supply Swap

Drop Off Materials
Tues, May 30 - Sat, June 3
2nd floor "Ask Here" Desk

Swap Event
Sat, June 3, 2017
Salem Public Library,
Anderson A & B
1 PM for Swappers
2:30 PM General public

Local artists and crafters are invited to bring in their surplus supplies. All items must be in usable condition. Those who contribute items will receive a ticket admitting them to the swap for first crack at the loot. The doors will later open to the general public.​

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 Repair Fair   June Green Calendar
Ready 2 Repair

The Habitat for Humanity Mid Willamette Valley's ReStore is hosting the Repair Fair and Share this summer (thanks to Master Recycler Chris Ream). Mark your calendars for:

Repair Fair & Share, ReStore
Saturday, July 15, 11am - 1pm
1249 13th St SE, Salem, 97302

We'll focus on fixing computers, jewelry, stringed instruments, tools, textiles and small appliance repair. We are still looking for a bike fixpert so if you can help, please email Jessica

Green Community Calendar

Summer is almost here. There is so much to do, but don't miss any green events! Feel the love of all that is green and check out the 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!


Marion County Fair      Earth Ball
Marion County Fair
Oregon State Fairgrounds

Thursday, July 6—Sunday, July 9
10 am to 2 pm (2 spots)
2 pm to 6 pm (2 spots)

Come be a part of the coolest county fair in Marion County! Volunteers needed to staff the waste reduction booth to spread the 3R message to all those folks who need it. To volunteer, email Alan Pennington or call 503 365 3188.

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Salem's Riverfront Park

Saturday, June 16 
10 am to 1:30 pm (2 spots/day)
1:30 pm to 5:00 pm (2 spots/day)
Still have some hours to pay back for the Master Recycler Program? Wanna help educate your community about the 3Rs at this new one-day festival? Then sign up today. Email Alan Pennington or call 503 365 3188.
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5 Green Gifts to Give Dad

Looking for some green goodness for your favorite dad? Check out these ideas just in time for Father's Day. 

Sun Butter Sunscreen
1. Sweet Sunscreen
Keep your dad protected this summer from skin cancer and the blazing sun. The All Good line of sunscreen includes natural, coconut-scented SPF. These sunscreens come from Elemental Herbs, an eco-friendly company that holds memberships to 1% for the Planet and the Green America Business Network. You can find these natural and environmentally responsible sunscreens online or at a store near you.

Solar Light and Charger

2. Solar Light and Charger
Gadgets and gear is always a hit with dads, and this solar powered LED light and charger sure fits the bill. With a long lasting Lithium Ferro-Phosphate battery, the lamp yields up to 72 hours of light on full charge.

Water Bottle

3. Reusable Water Bottle
Gift a water bottle tough enough to hold up to Dad's busy lifestyle. At a full half gallon, the Insulated Classic 64oz is a large insulated stainless steel water bottle, perfect for long trips and serious hydration needs. This bottle helps keep contents hot or cold and is easy to clean and leak proof.


Upcycled wallet

4. Upcycled Wallet

Want something practical yet stylish for Dad? Choose a wallet from reclaimed bicycle inner tubes. This is a slim, durable wallet. Made by Alchemy Goods, this company strives to turn unless stuff into useful thinks like bags, belts, and wallets. 


North Fork Corridor Parking Pass

5. Get Outdoors

The best gift is not stuff, but an experience together. Head into the great outdoors to enjoy one of Marion County's 18 parks. From forests to rapids, horse shoe to fishing ponds, Marion County has you covered for fun, affordable recreation. Still feel the need to give something tangible? There is a new North Fork Corridor Parking Pass that you can purchase to treat Dad while allowing him to explore the North Fork Corridor.