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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 ZERO WASTE

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
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NEW ** ZERO WASTE CAMPUS TOOL KIT

For a Printable version follow the link below
http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/PDFdocuments/ZeroWasteToolkit_printversion.pdf
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The University of Oregon is proud to be the lead on an upcoming Collegiate Recycling and Zero Waste Conference in Portland this Fall.
If you are interested or know of interested students, please share this information and THANKS for thinking zero waste!

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The College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC)
is holding its fall regional workshop in Portland, Oregon on
Sunday, October 26th at the Portland State University campus.

Below is information about the workshop on our website.

General outline of CURC activities in Portland:
http://www.curc3r.org/78-curc/165-curc-events-at-aashe

Detailed information of CURC Workshop in Portland, October 26, 2014:
http://www.curc3r.org/2014-curc-workshop-at-aashe

This regional workshop is scheduled to take place before the commencement of the AASHE
(Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference also in Portland.
The workshop is open to both workshop only attendees and folks also attending AASHE.

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A Day at Zero Waste

http://youtu.be/XQHQJJzldbA
Daily Emerald Video
The Haste to Reduce Waste

http://youtu.be/sEdeTMn6zJ8
Ted Talks - Great Pacific Garbage Patch

http://youtu.be/zwOoN7VisEQ?list=
UUkfoJoDnYBV7ZMa2hVKMBLg

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

Repair.com

Reuse & Repair Network

Repair and Reuse — Recycle Later

The grassroots repair and fixit movement

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