Contact Us
541-682-4339 
Email Sarah Grimm, Waste Diversion Specialist 

Here's your GUIDE to forming a GREEN TEAM at your school

statewide website:  oregongreenschools.org

local coordinator email: 
greenschools@live.com


phone: 541-636-0096 

fax: 541-636-0060


Waste Audits and other Green School activities  are PERFECT project learning experiences to involve students in math, science and more! 


Use these forms and resources to get you started:
1. Trash Tracking worksheet to record and calculate how much garbage and how much recycling leaves your facility

2.Waste Audit how-to slides  from Marion County. Waste audit form and instructions from Marion County

3. Calculating Spreadsheet to
 print activity page, enter data and it creates the pie charts and graphs for use in your green school promotions. (if asked for password, just click "cancel" to finish downloading)


Click here for a fun coloring book from America Recycles Day!



NEW Resource! at Lane County transfer sites. Use the Plastics, and any other pages that relate to materials collected at your school.

Teachers with questions about a specific material are encouraged to snap a photo of the item and send it to sarah.grimm@co.lane.or.us for answers.  Then, with these photos, we can create better signs to assist our Oregon Green Schools!
 

 

Recycling Education for Schools and Groups 

 

Lane County Waste Management Division provides a wide range of  recycling education and outreach to the community. Our Master Recycler Program has trained 495 volunteers to help spread the word and encourage waste reduction and recycling in all sorts of settings.

Lane County contracts with BRING Recycling to provide classroom education presentations, tours of the recycling center and landfill, fun recycling activities for kids, and information for groups and events. Contact BRING Recycling if you would like to take advantage of this free service to the Lane County community: 541-746-3023.

Oregon Green Schools in Eugene
and Lane County
  

This statewide association supports
waste reduction and resource
conservation in schools by providing technical assistance,  certification, and publicity to schools that are "going green," as well as free attendance for teachers and students to the annual Green School Summit, a full day filled with fun and educational workshops and resources.

Lane County Waste Management and City of Eugene cooperate in a K-12 Green School Incentive Grant available to the first 10 schools that become entry-level Oregon Green Schools or that move up to merit or Premier Level.

Check out the Oregon Green School Website to see which schools in our area are Oregon Green School, and browse for information and application forms at the "how to join" tab.  Or better yet, contact Partners for Sustainable Schools to get started right away. They are available to visit and assist, inspire and guide your school through the certification process.
Partners for Sustainable Schools
website:  partnersforsustainableschools.org
email: 
greenschools@live.com
phone:  541-636-0096

For more information on the K-12 Incentive grant program, contact:
sarah.grimm@co.lane.or.us  541-682-4339.
Anne.C.Donahue@ci.eugene.or.us  541-682-5542


Saturday Kids Workshops at M.E.C.C.A.
Join us for some creative family time!

Each week features a different creative reuse project.

From magnetic puzzles to robot rockets to sock creatures, there's always a fun all-ages craft project for kids and families on Saturdays.

Saturdays, 11am-3pm 

All materials are included for each workshop. We ask for a $3-5 sliding-scale donation per child. Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.

No need to preregister, just drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm.

You can also come by during any open hours for uninstructed creative play time. Just browse our many arts and crafts reference books and then, for a donation, you can use the studio and materials on hand at MECCA to create recycled arts and crafts. So if you're looking for something fun to do with the kids, come on over to MECCA! 

Visit materials-exchange.org for additional workshops or contact Mija at 541-302-1810.

MECCA's Saturday Kids workshops are sponsored by SELCO Community Credit Union.