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Welcome to the University of Oregon Campus Zero Waste Program. The Program was founded by students in 1991 and continues to be staffed by mostly student employees. In 2012, the Program took a leap to become the Campus Zero Waste Program. As the program began with recycling it has evolved to include reuse, waste reduction, composting and zero waste events. Thus, the Program has taken on a new path of zero waste.

Thanks for thinking zero waste and enjoy this website. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments:

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THE LATEST & GREATEST AT THE CAMPUS ZERO WASTE PROGRAM

Hi Zero Wasters,
The Spring Street Faire is coming up soon, and we can use your help to make it a zero waste event!

Volunteer at the Spring Street Faire!
May 6th-9th. in the heart of U of O Campus, 13th Ave. & University St.
 

The UO Campus Zero Waste Program has diverted as much as 85% of waste from the landfill at previous Street Faires.
We could not do this without the help of our excellent volunteers. Volunteering gives you an opportunity to take in the Street Faire
while helping educate faire-goers and students about sorting and zero waste.

To volunteer, follow this link to the sign-up sheet: http://www.tinyurl.com/ASUOStreetFaire
or
Contact Phil Chesbro: (541) 346-2354 or eMail
compost@uoregon.edu


UO REUSABLE OFFICE SUPPLY EXCHANGE
Just a reminder: 

The Campus Zero Waste Program has a great reuse and recycling opportunity for campus departments and student groups.  The campus ROSE (reusable office supply exchange) is available on a self serve basis for dropping off or finding reused office supplies that you no longer need, or that someone else could use.  It’s simple:

  • drop off what you don’t need and we’ll shelve it
  • come and look for things for your office prior to purchasing

ROSE has been operating for over 20 years and has saved the university resources and money.  The Program documents replacement costs for items taken from the exchange and we average about $20,000/year in savings in office supplies alone.  Please join us in this great opportunity.

Here’s how it works:

ALSO OPEN TO STUDENT GROUPS!!!!
(**THE ROOM IS NOT AVAILABLE BETWEEN 12-1PM, PLEASE PLAN AHEAD!)

REUSABLE  OFFICE  SUPPLY
EXCHANGE

WHAT:
This wonderful self-service program is a place for you to bring all those surplus supplies lying around your office that you know someone on campus must be able to use.  It’s also a place to find usable items that you need for your office FREE, no strings attached, saving all kinds of money and time on supply ordering for your department.

WHOM:
This program is available to all faculty, staff, administrators, GTF’s, and student groups.  Come on in and check it out before you make that next office supply order.*

WHERE: 182 PLC

This service is conveniently located in a room on the North end of 180 PLC.  It has its own entrance so you will never disturb a class.  The light switch is outside the door on the left.

HOW:  SIMPLE!
You can access the key via the English department’s regular office hours (they’re closed from 12-1). The English department is located on the first floor of PLC.  Bring reusable items you no longer need and set them in the designated area. We will shelve the incoming items for you. Help yourself to the items you need.  Use the log book to record what and how much you took.  It’s that simple.  Appropriate items for R.O.S.E. may include: pens, pencils, manila folders, small equipment such as calculators, stackers, floppy discs, notebooks, staplers or whatever you’ve got.  Just make sure that all items are in working order.

WHEN: NOW
The room is ready and waiting for your business.  Do some spring cleaning and reclaim that shelving space in your office, or finally replace those scissors or stapler that has been missing for two months.  All of us have a need for something, and we all have items that we can’t use, but someone else can.

*Student group members, please show student ID.

2015
UO and OSU
Recycling Civil War

RecycleMania
February 1st - March 28th
http://recyclemaniacs.org

CONGRATULATIONS OSU
YOU WON THE RECYCLEMANIA CIVIL WAR

 
 
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NEW!!! PORTABLE WATER REFILL STATIONS
available to set-up at campus events!

Contact Campus Operations Customer Service with your campus index,

to order these for your event! 541-346-2319
THINK BEFORE you drink: GO REFILLABLE!

HOW IT WORKS:

  • there are two units available
  • a hose is attached inside each unit and water is supplied from water hook-ups located throughout campus
  • cost for set-up and take down is based on current per hour labor charge-out rate from Campus Operations.
  • set-up and take down include:  hauling from storage, siting the units for the event by a water source, hook-up and flushing with a bleach solution prior to use, take apart of equipment, hauling and storage.  This can take between 3-4 hours each depending on ease of set-up.  Use of 2 reduces costs except in the set-up as each one would be set-up separately
  • any damage to units incurred at event will be responsibility of the event
  • set-up costs for all events is labor intensive

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The New Zero Waste System Is Here!!

How To Use University of Oregon's Zero Waste System

http://youtu.be/zmIF5IFnSKw
 

NEW ** ZERO WASTE CAMPUS TOOL KIT

For a Printable version follow the link below
http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/PDFdocuments/ZeroWasteToolkit_printversion.pdf

 
UO Campus Zero Waste Van Training

http://youtu.be/aOC-dQ6mdt0
A Day at Zero Waste

http://youtu.be/XQHQJJzldbA
 


We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash?


Just Eat It is a 74-minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue by Peg Leg Films in partnership with British Columbia's Knowledge Network.

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story April 22, 10 p.m. ET on msnbc.

 

Games for kids to play

Project Polar Bear
Project Polar Bear is a way for small teams of young people
and groups/classrooms to collectively make a big difference!
The bi-national contest challenges young leaders to develop community projects that reduce the
carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere.
especially those that engage and sustain community action.

Check out the UO "Don't Kill Polar Bears" section.

ZERO WASTE CAMPUS TOOL KIT

Plastics Recycling: You’re Doing it Wrong.
And So is Everybody Else!

Don't Kill Polar Bears

Bottled Water Campaign

Smart Paper Choices

Lane County Master Recycler Program

Reduce Reuse Repair

iFixit.com

FixItClinic

Repair2Reuse.org

Reuse & Repair Network

Repair and Reuse — Recycle Later

The grassroots repair and fixit movement

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