Reusable Lending Ecosystem

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Bicycle Rides Northwest (BRNW) will establish and own, manage, and store a large-scale reusable mealware inventory with 400+ plates, bowls, cups and utensils (and possibly a portable commercial-grade dishwasher) available to established partner organizations.

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Rubbish Renewed Walk our Talk Zero Waste Event Program

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Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show will expand the Walk our Talk Program, a self-contained, reusable system for 600. The lendable system is modeled in a one night event saving thousands of disposable service ware from the landfill, and helping change mindsets.

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Increase your water intake!

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High Desert ESD will provide Juntos Aprendemos summer program participants with reusable water bottles, reducing the plastic bottles waste purchased over 8 summer programs within Bend, Redmond, Madras and Sisters.

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Farm to Warm Springs Project

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Around the Bend Farms will incorporate a cooling box to increase the longevity of the produce it delivers to recipients at Warm Springs Reservation through the VeggieRX grant administered by the High Desert Food and Farm Alliance.

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Composting Center at Deschutes County Juvenile Detention Facility Peace Garden

Fenced garden with plant beds and a shade structure with solar panel with this text overlaid at the bottom: "Deschutes Peace Garden - Juvenille Detention Center"

The COIC Skills Lab will build a composting system at the Deschutes County Juvenile Department Peace Garden and process the food waste and use the compost in the garden on site. In addition, they will also create and deliver an eco-literacy curriculum, which will include composting education.

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Bringing recycling in the room

Campfire Hotel room

Campfire Hotel will add recycling containers for plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and glass with clear signage, in an accessible way, in each of the 100 rooms and also the lobby and meeting space.

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Cafeteria Waste Reduction

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Bear Creek Elementary, Amity Creek Elementary, and REALMS will reduce waste generated in their cafeterias by testing out a variety of reusable alternatives to single use items.

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