2018 Class Materials

Please complete readings and reflections prior to each class. Presentations will be posted as they become available.

January 9 - Course Overview and Landfill

January 16 - Composting and Vermicomposting

Saturday, January 20 - Field Trip: Landfill & PRC (Required)

  • Meet at the Corvallis Republic Services main parking lot (view on Google Maps) by 9:00 am. We will be back by 12:30 pm.

January 23 - Waste Reduction and Reuse

January 30 - Recycling: Curbside Collection

Class was rescheduled to February 27 (see below).

Thursday, February 1 - Field Trip: MRF and Glass to Glass (Optional)

  • Meet at the Corvallis Republic Services main parking lot (view on Google Maps) by 8:00 am. We will be back by 3:00 pm.

February 6 - Recycling: Special Materials

February 13 - Household Hazardous Waste

Saturday, February 17 - Field Trip: OSU Sustainability (Required)

February 20 - Community Sustainability

February 27 - Recycling: Curbside Collection

(This class was rescheduled after being canceled on January 30.)

March 6 - Pay Back Plans and Potluck

(This class was pushed out one week due to January 30 class cancelation. Attendance is optional but strongly encouraged.)

  • Please bring a potluck dish to share and your own reusable serving ware set!
  • Reading: Chp 8: Community Outreach
  • Reflection: Pages 157-158
  • Project breakout group topics:
    • Develop an online source for updates and current recycling info
    • Letter-writing campaign regarding store packaging
    • Facilitate a community-based tool swap or rental option(s)
    • Broaden and promote local repair opportunities
  • Resource: Tips for Speaking with the Public
  • Resource: Possible Payback Hours


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