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Applications due to Kapwa Consulting, LLC by November 17, 2019.
In addition to the new Waste Equity Advisory Body, there is another exciting upcoming opportunity to engage with BPS’s work advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in Portland’s garbage and recycling programs.
BPS has contracted with Kapwa Consulting, LLC to provide consulting and assistance on the implementation of the Waste Equity Workplan. Kapwa Consulting, LLC is seeking three individuals to serve as Waste Equity Consultants, to work on this project as sub-contractors to the City of Portland through a contract with Kapwa Consulting, LLC.
Waste Equity Consultants will:
For more information about this opportunity and application instructions, see the RFQ from Kapwa Consulting, LLC: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/article/745561. Applications are due no later than 11 p.m. on November 17, 2019.
The two opportunities are separate, but related. We are looking for similar qualifications in applicants for both opportunities, including a commitment to advancing equity.
The main differences are role and time commitment:
Since paid Waste Equity Consultant positions are limited, we encourage people who are interested in getting engaged in this work to consider applying for both opportunities.
To apply to serve on the Waste Equity Advisory Group, fill out the online application at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/744737.
Volunteer application deadline is November 17, 2019.
The City of Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability is recruiting seven volunteers for an opportunity to engage more deeply in the bureau’s efforts to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in Portland’s garbage and recycling programs. Selected volunteers will serve on the Waste Equity Advisory Group, a new City advisory body.
The Waste Equity Advisory Group will provide oversight and accountability during the implementation of the Waste Equity Workplan, drawing on the knowledge and expertise of members to ensure that the projects and programs meet established goals.
The Waste Equity Advisory Group will develop a vision, goals, and performance measures to track progress on the implementation of BPS’s Waste Equity Workplan. Advisory Group activities include:
Advisory Group members will serve an initial one-year term and will meet approximately 16 hours over the course of the year. This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity.
For more information and to apply, visit the recruitment page on the Office of Civic Life’s website at: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/744737. Applications are due no later than 11 p.m. on November 17, 2019.
For details about another opportunity to engage in BPS’s Waste Equity Workplan implementation, read about Kapwa Consulting, LLC’s recruitment for Waste Equity Consultants.
The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability manages garbage and recycling collection in Portland. In August 2017, City Council directed BPS to focus on increasing participation of women and minority workers and reducing barriers to economic opportunities for minority-owned and women-owned companies in Portland’s waste collection system. During its most recent residential garbage and recycling franchise review, BPS engaged with stakeholders to develop a Waste Equity Workplan that identifies the work BPS will undertake to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in Portland’s garbage and recycling programs.
Be a fearless recycler.
In Portland, the items you can recycle are the same whether you are at home or at work. When you recycle correctly, more materials will get remanufactured into new things.
Top 6 items to keep out of your recycling container —throw them in your garbage or better yet, don’t buy them in the first place!
Learn what’s in and what’s out
Get a guide in multiple languages or contact the Curbside Hotline at 503-823-7202.
The River Plan / South Reach Discussion Draft ready for review; public comments welcome until November 27, 2019.
Over the past 18 months the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff have been talking with interested groups and individuals during topic-specific meetings and community walks along the river as well as at visioning sessions, open houses and meetings hosted by others. River planners used this information to the develop the River Plan / South Reach Discussion Draft. View the Discussion Draft here. Comments on the Discussion Draft are due on Nov. 27, 2019.
The River Plan / South Reach is an update to the Willamette Greenway Plan for the south reach of the Willamette River. The Discussion Draft includes the following early recommendations:
Recreation and Scenic Resources
Tribal Engagement and Collaboration
Project staff are hosting an open house to share information about the discussion draft and hear what community members have to say about it. Refreshments will be provided.
Make a stop at this community event to turn in unwanted documents for shredding or prescriptions.
Attend a prescription drug disposal and shred event in Portland on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Drive, walk or bike and drop off your unwanted or expired prescription drugs and sensitive documents. Drugs will be safely incinerated and documents will be securely shredded on site. The event runs from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., or earlier if the trucks fill to capacity. Location: 4735 E. Burnside Street in Portland.
What’s accepted at the prescription drug disposal event?
Take this stuff: Prescription medications and samples, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments, and liquid medication in leak-proof containers.
Don’t take this stuff: Thermometers, sharps, syringes, IV bags, bloody or infectious waste, hydrogen peroxide, aerosol cans, inhalers, EpiPens. To dispose of sharps, contact Metro at 503-234-3000 or through Find a Recycler.
What’s accepted at the shred event?
Take this stuff: Up to two grocery bags of documents.
Don’t take this stuff: Cardboard or three-ring binders.
Sunshine Division barrels will be available for donations of canned food, dry pasta, and non-perishable food for needy families. Tax deduction forms will be provided.
Need to know exactly what to bring?
Check out the full list online.