Clean and Green Communities: A FREE Workshop for Multifamily Community Managers.
Washington County Solid Waste & Recycling Program, Tualatin Valley Water District and Energy Trust of Oregon invite multifamily community managers to a FREE workshop. Whether you make decisions for a community of apartments, condominiums or townhomes, there are many opportunities to conserve resources through waste prevention, recycling, water and energy efficiency and native landscaping. Local agencies often have tools, know-how and staff to help you discover the ‘green potential’ of your community.
Valerie Garrett LEED AP BD+C, Green Building Specialist, Regional Green Building Hotline. Valerie will discuss remodeling and construction materials and how they impact indoor air quality.
Nick Michel, Business Development Lead, Energy Trust of Oregon’s Multifamily Program. Nick will discuss opportunities for multifamily communities regarding energy conservation and renewable energy, including cash incentives for energy efficiency improvements and no cost energy saving services.
Weston Miller, Community and Urban Horticulturist, OSU Extension Service. Weston will discuss community gardening opportunities and how it relates to nutrition at multifamily communities.
Steve Carper, Conservation Technician, Tualatin Valley Water District. Steve will review water conservation opportunities available by incorporating improved landscaping practices on your property. Steve will also cover rebate incentives available to TVWD customers that upgrade to EPA WaterSense labeled High Efficiency Toilets, showerheads and faucet aerators as well as weather-based irrigation control systems and multi-stream, rotating nozzles. Not a TVWD customer? No worries, some of the water efficiency information and tips he can provide are useful regardless of your water provider.
Heather Robinson, Recycling Project Specialist, Washington County Solid Waste and Recycling Program. Heather will talk about best practices to optimize the recycling and garbage services at multifamily communities. She will also talk about the free assistance and resources available to community managers through Washington County’s program.
Date: Wednesday, June 13th
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am (doors open at 8:15 am) Morning refreshments will be served
Location: 1850 SW 170th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97006
It is easy to get there by MAX. http://www.trimet.org
When & Where
Q: What Are Repair Cafes?
A: Festive events where you can often get a bite to eat and a drink, while meeting others in your community interested in repair. Experts are on hand to fix items as well as teach participants how to fix their own items.
Dutch journalist Martine Postma started the first repair cafe in 2009. Since then, she and others in the Netherlands have assisted groups around the world in hosting their own. Learn more at Repair Café Foundation.