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Posted on: June 10, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Local Schools Present Waste Prevention Curriculum to Mayor

Led by Tim Whitley, 4J School District's Energy and Water Conservation Grant Coordinator, students from Spencer Butte Middle School gave a comprehensive presentation highlighting the history of waste prevention education in their school, providing detailed information about the volume of food waste that their cafeteria redirects into the City’s Love Food Not Waste Commercial Food Waste program.

4th graders from Bethel School District's Meadow View Elementary brought examples of upcycled and reused items to share with the group. With help from Cathy Bechen, Bethel’s Waste Reduction and SPLASH Grant Coordinator, they shared “I Can Make a Difference”, in which they illustrated all that they had learned about reducing waste and recycling over the school year, accompanied by carefully crafted posters.

The City's Waste Prevention and Green Building program continues to support efforts by 4J and Bethel District personnel to ensure that Waste Prevention Curriculum is developed, tested, and implemented in local schools to educate children about composting and waste reduction.

To learn more about how the City supports waste prevention, recycling, and composting education in schools, or for more information about our Partners in Education program, contact Waste Prevention and Green Building Program Coordinator Deveron Musgrave at or 541-682-6842.

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