Dear Friends and Colleagues:
Recycling professionals are some of the most dedicated and hard-working folks we know. We all do the best we can to conserve natural resources and promote more sustainable environmental practices.
The Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting waste reduction, reuse, recycling, salvaging, and composting. We have 200 members throughout the state representing a broad spectrum of the recycling community – nonprofit recyclers, reuse specialists, local and state government workers, consultants, haulers, environmentalists, artists, students and others interested in the many “Rs” (reduce, reuse, recycle, rot, rethink, redesign, etc.). We invite you to become a member and participate in our programs.
Benefits of membership include:
Networking Meetings and Tours – NCRA meets monthly on the third Thursday, often at a different location in the greater Bay Area. Meetings are a great opportunity to share information and network with others in the field. Many meetings are preceded by an informative tour of a recycling-related business.
Advocacy & Campaigns – NCRA has been instrumental in providing a voice for recyclers in the state capitol, local hearings and even state and federal court. We’ll keep you informed of what is happening in Sacramento and make sure your representatives understand how the issues affect this industry. NCRA writes letters to industry and policymakers supporting our mission.
Conferences, Training and Special Events – NCRA members receive discounted registration to NCRA’s Recycling Update, which presents 25 experts who take 10 minutes each to bring you from out-of-touch to up-to-date in one day. NCRA also offers “Introduction to Recycling” – a three day training workshop (now held in San Francisco and Los Angeles) ideal for newcomers to the field and others looking to get up to speed fast. If you're looking to get connected, find a job, learn more about different segments of the field or all of the above, try the NCRA Jobs series of workshops. Check our events calendar in the newsletter and on-line for updates on tours, picnics, workshops and other special events.
Chances are you are already benefiting from NCRA’s work. Make it official and join today.
Click here for the new membership application. If you plan on attending NCRA events, it'll pay for itself!
At $52/$60 per year for an individual membership (that’s just $0.14/0.16 per day!), how can you afford not to join? We hope to see you soon!
Laura McKaughan, President, NCRA Board of Directors
PS - First-time members can now give NCRA a try with a six month trial membership for just $20!
ANNUAL MEETING, THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 6-8:30PM, OAKLAND
Join NCRA for our Annual Members Meeting and State of NCRA Address on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at StopWaste.Org, 1537 Webster Street, Oakland, CA 94612. We will start at 6pm - with food and sharing, and end by 8:30pm. To get there from 12th Street City Center BART, walk three blocks north on Broadway and three blocks north of 12th Street City Center BART. Directions PLEASE RSVP!
Please plan to attend this very important meeting at which we set the agenda for the coming year. We will review what we accomplished over the past year as well as what we have set out for the upcoming year. Newly elected members of the board will be announced. The meeting promises to be interactive and the conversation lively. Help us shape NCRA's priorities for the upcoming year and don't forget your networking shoes because you will be meeting new people! Dinner is provided to all members who RSVP. Non-members are also welcome to attend and a small donation will be requested for any non-members who would like to eat. An agenda for the meeting will be posted to the web site in early January. Please RSVP to email@example.com by January 9 if planning to attend.
NCRA is now active on Twitter @NCRARecycles & Instagram: ncrarecycles. Join the conversation for Zero Waste!
NCRA supports many important organizations and projects in our industry. Below, you will find some of the organizations and projects your membership dollars have supported over the last few years:
The Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition
Californians Against Waste
Container Recycling Institute
Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance
Grassroots Recycling Network
The Story of Stuff
Zero Waste Brain Trust