We bring together students, businesses, and government, nonprofit, and industry partners to prevent pollution in Oregon. As of 2019, we have trained 200 students in sustainability concepts, worked with 19 Oregon businesses, and partnered with 40 organizations.
Our interns work with businesses to analyze waste streams and operational processes to recommend improvements that both save money and benefit the environment. Some of the recommendations have been implemented, others are being piloted, and others are still under review. If all recommendations were realized, as of 2019, our projected savings for businesses is $2 million and our waste reduction impacts are: 11.5 tons of solid and hazardous waste, 61 million gallons of water, 16,000 pounds of water pollution, 83 tons of material through reuse, and 39,513 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent.