College recyclers UNITE!

   Involvement in professional organizations and committees is an important opportunity for recycling professionals. These organizations and committees give you professional information, networking opportunities and input on impact on issues in your area. The UO Zero Waste Program is represented on:

CURC, College and University Recycling Coalition -
The College and University Recycling Coalition is a charter organization of college and university recycling professionals. This group is doing cutting edge programs which include networking, sharing resources, putting on webinars and conferences among other programs to assist colleges and universities in their sustainable waste management practices.

AASHE, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education -
An association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Their mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.

Loyola Marymount University Recycling Program


Environmental Coordinators Lists

Anyone at the UO is welcome to subscribe to the Environmental Coordinators listserve. This listserve is managed by the Zero Waste Program Manager. Information is posted only by the Manager regarding zero waste and other environmental information applicable to the UO. If you want to post something to this listserve, send it to the Zero Waste Manager and it will be sent to the list. There are representatives from all campus departments on this network.
To subscribe to this listserve contact the Zero Waste Program Manager at:

Surplus Properties Exchange
There is a campus network set-up for departments to post things they don't need anymore or to acquire something needed. Some things are given away, others are sold. This network keeps things within the loop at the University of Oregon. If you would like to receive these postings, or post something to the network. Contact the Property Manager at:

Also the UO has a website bulletin board that you can also post or look for items:

 This listserve is an exchange that benefits all of us! Otherwise the property goes to the State Surplus for auction. Furniture, computers, office equipment and the like are exchanged through these networks.


The Center for the American Dream -

EFS-Acad -

Enviro-Link Lists of Listserv's -

Green Schools - GRNSCH-L listserve -

Helios Resource Network -

RECYC-L Listserv -

There are several list serves available to participate in. These listserves are free and you can subscribe to them, receive information from other listserve members and post inquiries and comments. This is very valuable in terms of networking and getting useful information and resources so you don't have to reinvent the wheel.

For those interested in green building issues the following list could be of interest. -

CampusERC Listserve -

The Great Green Link - -

New Green Building Listserv -

Oikos Blog -

GreenYes focuses on zero waste policies and sustainable resource
strategies at industry, legislative and local levels.
There are also searchable archives, netiquette and a list faq
available  here . GreenYes is a project of
GrassRoots Recycling Network .

For information about mailing lists hosted by the EnviroLink Network, write to with the words HELP and LIST on separate lines. You'll receive a list of commands like how to subscribe to a mailing list, as well as a list of the mailing lists that exist.
To subscribe to a mailing list. Send an e-mail message to with subscribe name of list your full name as the only line in the message, substitute "name of list" with the actual name and "your full name" with your actual name. For example, subscribe environews Jane Doe with nothing else in the body of the message
To unsubscribe from a mailing list, you must send a message from the account you are registered with (exact address) to In the body of the message, write unsubscribe name of list where you substitute name of list with the actual name. For example, unsubscribe environews with nothing else in the body of the message

Please follow these directions exactly
(make sure there are no misspellings in the message)

RECYC-L is an email listserv about recycling and waste reduction programs at college and university campuses as well as related topics of interest to persons responsible for planning and implementing such programs.

Subscription to RECYC-L is open to anyone who works with campus recycling issues. It is not a confidential list, however, list owners wish to limit and prohibit commercial advertisements and general municipal discussions, which are welcome elsewhere on the Web.

GreenYes list
To post to the greenyes list, send a letter to: To unsubscribe, send a message to: with the subject unsubscribe. If you have any problems, please write to GreenYes is archived on the GrassRoots Recycling Network web site:

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