In 2013, Metro made continued progress toward more efficient use of both economic and natural resources in its operations, which include a variety of venues and facilities around the region, from the Oregon Zoo to the Oregon Convention Center to thousands of acres of parks.
Category: sustainable living
The Portland region recovered a record 62 percent of its waste in 2012, according to a new report from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality. The region also saw a drop in the amount of waste disposed per person, marking the sixth year of a downward trend.
Get the inside scoop on applying for a Nature in Neighborhoods conservation education grant at a free workshop Thursday, Nov. 14. Program leaders will share tips and answer questions for anybody interested in small grants up to $25,000 or large grants up to $100,000. Conservation education grants are designed to help teach people about nature, create community partnerships or foster leaders who connect people with water quality, fish and wildlife habitat in the Portland metropolitan area.
Kids and parents around the world are changing their morning routines, walking or biking to school on International Walk+Bike to School Day held Wednesday, October 9. The global event, promoted in the Metro region by Oregon Safe Routes to School, encourages children, parents, teachers and community members to improve their health and their communities by getting to school on foot or by bike.
MetroPaint is previously unwanted paint remade new. MetroPaint supports an effort that has remade two million gallons of latex paint, keeping these reusable resources out of landfills.
Bring the family to Blue Lake Regional Park or the Oregon Zoo for fun guided learning in beautiful demonstration gardens on weekends through the summer starting this Friday.