SUSTAINABLE SILVERTON PLANS CAR FREE DAY
Silverton neighborhoods are being asked to join with 100,000 million people in 2000 cities and 46 countries throughout the world to park their cars and enjoy “Car Free Day” on September 22. It is an opportunity to reflect on what our city would look like with a lot fewer cars, less traffic congestion, and lower gasoline demand.
Silverton Repair Fair on September 23rd Mark your calendars! 2:00 to 7:00 pm
Location: Pavilion, Coolidge Park, Silverton Sponsored by Silverton Sustainable Coalition, Silver Falls Library & Marion County Environmental Services. Interested in attending or repairing? Let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org Don’t throw away those items that need small repairs! See if the “fix-berts” can fix it right there on the spot, while you learn more about small repairs, too!
No cost, but no guarantees your item can be fixed.
Marion County News
Great news from Rachel VanWoert, Marion County Waste Reduction Coordinator, that the Master Recycler program will have a new name and will begin again in Fall 2021. The classes will be free, will have broader materials management, will be taught in Spanish and possibly Russian, and are coming to communities throughout Marion County! A food waste reduction program in Woodburn has diverted 6000 tons of food from the landfill. In September, Earthwise will have $100,000 available in grants for materials management and they are expecting this to be an annual program.
Garden Plots available at the Oregon Garden
The Vegetable garden (formely called “Market Garden”) at the Oregon Garden is now being managed by the Silverton Senior Center. 10 ft. x 10 ft. garden plots are available to “rent” for only $10 and that cost includes water. The only requirement is that you donate 4 hours of your time to the Oregon Garden. To fill out an application, please contact Dodie at the Senior Center at (503) 873-3093 or by email at: email@example.com In addition, volunteers are needed to weed at the vegetable garden! Please contact Veggie Garden manager, Jim Wilson, at JIMILAGRO@GMAIL. COM.
BEYOND BINS BINGO
Our successful BEYOND BINS BINGO program is wrapping up for 2021 season. Final winners were chosen this week.
SPECIAL NOTE: Starting with the August 7th Farmer’s Market, Sustainable Silverton will only be at the Farmer’s Market on the first Saturday of each month to collect your recyclables. See you soon!
Beyond Bins BINGO winners!
Congratulations to our youngest winnders, Taylor and Tanner for winning a gift certificate for 2 circuit board picture frames and an Explore kitchen towel from Apples to Oranges
Beyond Bins BINGO winners!
Congratulations to Jo Aerne for winning a gift certificate from Butte Creek Computer Services for a 1-hour computer service
Sustainable Silverton is very appreciative of the businesses that donated products or services for our BEYOND BINS BINGO program to help promote sustainability city-wide.
We give special thanks to:
Abiqua Landscape Products
Apples to Oranges
Art & Frame
Books N Time
Butte Creek Computer Services
Fin & Fowl Kitchen
Finds that Shine
Gear Up Coffee
Les Schwab Tires
Roth’s Fresh Markets
Shayla Lynn Jewelry
Silver Creek Clogging
Silverton Farmer’s Market
Silverton Grange #748
Silverton Senior Center
Stamen and Pistil
VOLUNTEER CORNER Many thanks to our July Beyond Bins Bingo hosts and our styrofoam drivers. We can’t do this work without your help
July Booth Volunteers Joe Craig, Steve Slemenda, Michael Finklestein, Annie Karlson Becky Hillwig, Elyce Hues, Kelley Morehouse
Recycling Drivers Steve Slemenda, Drew Scamahorn
We would also like to mention those volunteers working behind the scenes.
Website development: Mike Ashland
Newsletter: Teresa Foster
Technology support: Darrel Smith
Thank you to all volunteers. If you’d like to find out more about our volunteer opportunities, please stop by our booth at the Silverton Farmer’s Market or email us at: