Join our hosts, Alan Pennington and Jessica Ramey and their expert guests as they share innovative waste reduction projects and ideas that are being implemented here in Marion County, Oregon. Every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 1:00 pm.
7-09-2020 Waste Matters: Russ Beaton and the Economics of Hope09/07/2020 Duración: 36min
Can you imagine what a sustainable community might look like? Russ and Dave Beaton have and they've written a book, The Economics of Hope, about how it can work and what it might look like. Professor Russ tells us all about it on this week's edition of Waste Matters on the Air.
06-25-2020 Waste Matters: Journeys…a Center for your soul25/06/2020 Duración: 19min
Elaine Holcomb of Journeys...a Center for your Soul explains what they do and how they have created a business space that is both thoughtful and green. Tune in to hear tips and ideas on how to include sustainability in a wellness setting.
06-11-2020 Waste Matters: Salem Harvest with Elise Bauman11/06/2020 Duración: 31min
A large portion of the food grown in America is never harvested. However, the non-profit Salem Harvest works with local farmers to pick those crops and get them to hungry mouths in the Mid-Willamette Valley. Executive Director Elise Bauman explains how they do it.
5-28-2020 Waste Matters: Food Waste Audits28/05/2020 Duración: 30min
With 29% of commercial garbage in Marion County being food waste, local businesses are becoming innovative in ways to reduce. Food Waste audits and resources are available with the EarthWISE business network and audit pros, Mary Alice Mossburger and Florence Hall, share the ins and outs of how it's done. https://kmuz.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-21-1300_Waste-Matters_Food-Waste-Audits.MP3.mp3
5-14-2020 Waste Matters: Recycling legend John Matthews14/05/2020 Duración: 41min
What does Earth Day and recycling have in common? Recycling legend, John Matthews, recounts Oregon's first Earth Day in 1970 and how it launched a 50 year waste reduction effort here and across the nation.
4-30-2020 Waste Matters: The Recycle Donald Project30/04/2020 Duración: 19min
Master Recycler Lauren Ostrander discusses how she established the Recycle Donald Project to help spur her community to reduce waste.
4-09-2020 Waste Matters: United Way Good 360 program09/04/2020 Duración: 25min
Colman Crocker shares how the Good 360 program collects unsold goods from some of the biggest vendors around and redistributes them to the needy via local non-profits. It's a good story, for sure!
3-12-2020 Waste Matters: Green Prisons16/03/2020
Can a penitentiary also be a "green prison?" Dept. of Corrections staff Chad Naugle and Melissa Varcoe discuss sustainability efforts within the Oregon corrections system. It's captivating!
02-27-2020 Waste Matters: Green Events27/02/2020 Duración: 26min
How does one run a "sustainable event?" Maryann Brunner, owner of MLB Solutions, explains how up-cycling, reuse, and sustainability can all be incorporated into whatever event you plan to have.
2-13-2020 Waste Matters: When religion meets waste reduction13/02/2020 Duración: 28min
Mount Angel Abbey's Brother Cyril Drnjevic relates how Pope Francis' document On Care for Our Common Home: Laudato Si` has impacted his work to reduce food waste in Marion County.