2-28-19 Waste Matters: Silver Falls Sustainability Company

Hear from eco-entrepreneur, Garron Lamoreau tell his story and passion behind Silver Falls Sustainability. He and his wife created the zero-waste personal care company out of their home and continue to offer products that are earth-friendly now from coast to coast.

2-28-19 Waste Matters: Right to Repair

Learn why the Right to Repair is important for consumers, small farmers and the health industry, how it can help reduce waste, and how the Right to Repair supports third-party repair shops in our community. Guests: Charlie Fisher from the Oregon State Public Interest Research Group and Sam Pastrick, and Ian Davidson from the Oregon Citizens Utility Board.

1-24-19 Waste Matters: EarthWISE with Rachel VanWoert

Join us to welcome Rachel VanWoert the new Waste Reduction Coordinator for the EarthWISE business certification program. She comes to Marion County with a wealth of experience and insight and shares her goals to help businesses become more sustainable in 2019.

12-13-18 Waste Matters: Recology Organics – Aumsville

Tim Rice, Lead Compost Operator for Recology Organics of Aumsville, gave us the scoop on how they convert leaves, twigs, and food waste into black gold at their compost facility in Marion County.  Was he dishin’ dirt? Tune in to find out!


10-25-18 Waste Matters: Bailey Payne

Bailey Payne, Marion CountyMany of you know Bailey Payne for his leadership in recycling through Oregon Green School, and the Master Recycler Program. But did you know he is tackling a new project in school? Learn how packaging and delivery changes in school cafeterias cuts down on waste and energy consumption.

10-11-18 Waste Matters: Reed Carlson

Who is Reed Carlson and why should you know him?  Clue: Reed is the brand spankin’ new Recycling / Marketing Coordinator for the Mid-Valley Garbage and Recycling Association….bet you didn’t know that! Tune in to find out how he’s helping to reduce waste in Marion County.