Become a Certified MASTER RECYCLER

Learn from the experts.

Connect with others. Make a difference. Take an eight-week course on the latest informa- tion on consumption and recycling. Then, promise to volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned with neighbors, coworkers and community.

WHAT: Clackamas County course and volunteer program
WHEN: Eight consecutive Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in April and … Read More.

2013 WOMEN IN TRADES CAREER FAIR

[ May 16, 2013 8:30 am to May 18, 2013 2:30 pm. May 17, 2013; 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. May 18, 2013; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Oregon Tradeswomen, Inc. produces the largest non-traditional career fair of its kind to introduce women and girls to the possibility of a future career in the trades.

This 3-day Women in Trades Career Fair is held to increase the overall number of women working in the trades and to help fill the  gap in the labor force … Read More.

Farm to School

The ABCs of Fresh Food
An innovative effort to bring locally-grown foods to Oregon’s school children and to help them understand where their food comes from received a big thumbs-up when the Oregon State Legislature unanimously passed House Bill 2800 in July.
HB 2800, aslo known as the “Farm to School and School Gardens” bill provides $200,000 … Read More.

Sustainable Schools-Sustainable Solutions

The Zero Waste Alliance’s Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative, SOSI (pronounced “so see”) has taken a systemic approach to fostering healthy school environments by engaging, educating and inspiring individual schools, districts, and the organizations that support them.
Oregon’s schools comprise an infrastructure large enough to house one-fifth of Oregon’s population and that means they have a large … Read More.

PCC Brokers a Smoothie Deal with OSU, Food Partners

Story and images by James Hill
Article, images, and ‘about the author’ re-posted from Portland Community College with permission. 
It’s not always smooth sailing in the collegiate food and beverage business.
Food service worker Myhanh Luu, who takes business coursesat the Sylvania Campus, serves up a delicious smoothie.
Two years ago, Portland Community College’s Food and Vending Services Manager … Read More.

Where were you in 1991?

Solar Energy International Was Just Getting Started Teaching the World About Renewable Energy Technologies.

Solar Training and Renewable Energy Education – Celebrating 20 Years

For 20 years, Solar Energy International has been dedicated to hands-on and online solar training and renewable energy education in wind, micro-hydro, sustainable building and developing world technologies. Solar Energy International also works … Read More.