April 2021
Oregon Green Schools Association News

News and Resources for Educators & Schools

Celebrate Earth Day 2021 with OGS! Join us for a fun afternoon of activities designed to bring a little sustainability boost to your home. Free Geek will provide tips to reduce e-waste and special guests from ReFed, Dana Gunders and Angel Veza, will demonstrate an Overripe Banana Almond Energy Bite recipe to reduce wasted food. Plus, learn about our goals for the coming year and our new membership program. Enjoy fun for the whole family!
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Enter to win $100 worth of  local, organic, farm fresh produce delivered straight to your door! Our friends at Organics to You have generously donated five $100 gift cards in support of OGS and our Earth Day Oregon campaign and we’re raffling them off to five lucky winners in the Portland, Metro region. Support OGS, your local farmers, and enjoy the best spring produce from around the region. 

Head over to our Instagram to enter.
Drawing closes on Wednesday, April 14th at 5pm PST.
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Oregon Refuse & Recycling Association (ORRA) is a 200 member voluntary association of solid waste management companies and businesses which specialize in offering equipment and services important to the industry.  Founded in 1965 to advance the efficiencies of collecting and processing recyclables and solid waste, ORRA provides legislative advocacy, education, group insurance, meeting facilities and advice on regulatory matters to its members.

ORRA is a member of the West Coast Refuse and Recycling Coalition (WCRRC), a regional association formed by ORRA and its counterparts in Washington and California, the Washington Refuse and Recycling Association and the California Refuse Recycling Council.

With a studio in Portland, Oregon and assignments around the world, Michael Schmitt has been fortunate enough to turn his passion into a career.  As a commercial photographer, his goal is to merge creative images with the client’s objectives. During the past fourteen years he has shot Adidas, American Academy of Pediatrics, Columbia Sportswear, ESPN Rise, Intel, Multnomah Athletic Club, Nike, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland Monthly and Sahalie among other corporate and editorial clients. 
TSI was founded in 2010 by ISA certified Arborist, Nate Goodwin on the principles of safety and efficiency in tree work.  After several years working for the US Forest Service as a timber feller, Nate decided to bring his skill set back into town to provide residential and commercial tree work to the private sector. Rooted in safety and utilizing the latest models of equipment, TSI offers all phase tree care and land management. With a deep well of experience and technical knowledge critical to providing optimal client satisfaction, TSI's extensive skill set ensures you are hiring the company that aligns closest with your tree and vegetation management goals. 
It's not too late...
Interested in supporting OGS with a cash or in-kind donation from your businesss? Contact Kersey Marion for benefit details and to sign up.
Take Your Sustainability Learning Home

Oregon Green Schools’ At-Home Certification provides a platform and process through which students can bring their sustainability learning home and affect change within their households. 

The At-Home Certification features six project options adapted from our six certification tracks; Waste, Reuse and Recycling, Wasted Food, Energy Conservation, Walk and Roll, Gardens and Grounds, and Water Conservation and Pollution Prevention.  The certification is geared towards students in grades 6-8 with optional extension activities to scaffold up if needed. Each project option includes learning resources and simple DIY sustainability activities and actions that students can easily complete at home with their families.

We hope the At-Home Certification provides an opportunity for students to feel inspired and continue to engage in meaningful sustainability actions while learning from home.

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Photo by Robin Loznak
Each month we'll highlight a youth environmental leader making change in their community. 

If you or someone you know is a youth environmental leader we should feature here, please let us know by nominating them below.

Support OGSA with your redemptions through an Oregon BottleDrop facility. 

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