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Warehouse Associate

Organization: Clear Intentions
Salary: $12.00-$14.00/hour
Deadline: Open until filled

Development Director

Organization: We Don’t Waste
Salary: Not indicated
Deadline: Open until filled

Executive Director

Organization: National Recycling Coalition
Salary: $25,000 for six months plus up to $10,000 for travel/expenses
Deadline: Open until filled

Requiem for a digester

From Boulder Weekly: Billions of microbes, and a $100 million waste-to-energy project, quietly dying.

Is policy important to you and your organization? CAFR members are invited to attend the Policy Committee Retreat July 19

The retreat is an important event for CAFR as it helps to set the tone for the year’s policy activities. This year’s event is especially meaningful because the input gathered during the meeting will feed directly into CAFR’s 2018–2020 Strategic Plan.

National Recycling Coalition supports federal expansion of America’s recycling infrastructure

In the President’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) annual budget allocation is proposed to be cut by one third. This cut would result in the elimination of over 50 programs and 3,200 jobs. Two of the programs proposed to be eliminated include the Sustainable Materials Management program and the Waste Reduction Model.

CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2017
The CCREF Young Investigator Scholarship, for $2,500, focuses on supporting undergraduate through PhD students, from a college or university in the United States, conducting research and education in the fields of composting and compost use.

Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund Grants Program

Deadline: July 2017
Intended to to fund projects that lead to new opportunities to increase waste diversion as well as create jobs. Projects may focus on recycling, composting, waste minimization, anaerobic digestion, repurposing, or reuse for a wide variety of materials.

Recycling Rebates Program

Deadline: August 2017
Accepts applications for recycling rebate monies in the Recycling Resources Economic Opportunity (RREO) Fund.

Great American Can Roundup School Challenge

Deadline: November 15, 2017
The Can Manufacturers Institute will award $1,000 to the school in each state that recycles the most aluminum beverage cans per student between America Recycles Day (Nov. 15) and Earth Day (April 22).