Great Islands Clean Up: April 18 2020!

  Get ready for the next Great Islands Clean Up – Spring Edition 2020! Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 10am to 2pm. Stay tuned for more details!

Help Us Fix Recycling On Orcas

The political and ecological challenges we face today can be overwhelming.  The problems are vast, spanning the globe.  We all know that we need to act, but how can we make a difference when the challenges…

Replace Plastic Wrap with Beeswax Wrap!

Board Member, Asifa Pasin will be running another Beeswax Wrap class on February 22, 2020 from 2pm-6pm. The Workshop will focus on making your own reusable items from Beeswax! Replace all those zipped plastic bags with…

New Exchange Sweatshirts Available

Grab a sweatshirt with the new logo! Drop by The Exchange and purchase a sweatshirt with the new logo designed by contest winner, Ginna Magee! Ginna created the design that best captures The Exchange name, the…

Fall Great Islands Clean Up 2019

Great Islands Clean Up

It was another successful Great Islands Clean Up! On September 28th (National Public Lands Day), all islands gathered from 10am – 2pm and cleaned up the roads and beaches in the San Juans. We killed it…

Help Us Upgrade Island Recycling!

Help ORS build an up-graded recycling facility on Orcas. The recycling system in America is currently broken. And while we can’t fix the Country, we do have a solution for Orcas. Next time you come to…

Zero Waste Mulch Available Now!

zero waste mulch

For a couple of years now we have been accepting clean green yard-waste material at a significant discount. We just did our second major grind, and now we have over 200 yards of totally local composted mulch for sale! What…

Workshops at The Exchange

The Exchange Orcas Island

When ORS was planning the new Exchange, we committed to using the building for workshops, classes, and events that served our mission of Zero Waste.  We have now started this exciting component of our mission –…

Using 3D Printing for Plastic Reuse

3D printing reuse

The Orcas Food Co-op, the Funhouse and The Exchange are teaming up to start an exciting plastic recycling project. A generous local donor purchased the equipment needed to grind up plant-based plastics (PLA), heat it, and…

Trashion Fashion at Earth Day Festival

Trashion Fashion Show

Join us for the TRASHION FASHION SHOW during the EARTH DAY FESTIVAL Sunday, April 21 at The Orcas Center | 5:30p   This is where art, fashion, and ecology come together for a fun event. If…