OSU Extension Service of Benton County is getting ready to launch an eight-week session to train a new group of volunteers in its Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Program.
The eight weeks of the training session cover a variety of topics, including climate change science; household energy and emission reductions; food systems and choices; sustainable landscapes; water savings and issues; waste reduction and recycling; transportation choices and options; the values, ethics, and behavior surrounding lifestyle change; and community volunteer skills.
Stewards are expected to volunteer at least 30 hours of education outreach over the following year. Opportunities include staffing tables during events, working with students, speaking to groups, partnering with other sustainable-oriented organizations on energy saving projects, writing articles and the possibilities go on.
The course starts Oct. 4 and runs eight consecutive Thursdays (with a break for Thanksgiving), with two Saturday daytime field days scheduled Oct. 27 and Nov. 10. The Tuesday sessions are scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sunset Meeting Room, in the Benton County Sunset Building, 4077 S.W. Research Way, in Corvallis.
The cost of $50 covers all materials. Those who wish to split the cost can share materials. Registration deadline is Sept. 28. For more information, contact Jody Einerson at 541-766-6311 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org