THIS MONTH’S ACTION ITEMS:(1) Register for ReuseConex 2014, 10/23-25/14, Austin, TX (2) Sign the National #ReuseDay Petition; (3) Check out our "Members Spotlight"; (4) Become a Master Reuser; and (5) Be sure to join Reuse Alliance!
Become a Master Reuser®
I can’t think of a better way to put reuse professionals in “one room” to share their success and challenges in the reuse industry. I took away many great ideas to implement in my own organization that I knew had already been “tried and tested” in the field by my peers. - Jennifer O’Brien, Resource Depot
Master Reuser® is Reuse Alliance’s webinar-based training program. Our certificate program was originally developed and first implemented in 2005. The program was revamped in 2009 so that it can be implemented via webinar which allows us to support the reuse community around the country (and beyond) in cost-effective, time-efficient, and eco-friendly manner.
Master Reuser® encompasses two separate modules of training: Reuse Entrepreneur Training Module (recruiting now) and Community Advocate Training Module (coming soon). For more information on either of these opportunities, please click here.
- Reuse Entrepreneur Training Module (or “Master Reuser, RE”). This module is designed for senior managers of reuse enterprises (non-profit and for-profit) as well as unaffiliated individuals who are looking to start a reuse operation. The technical assistance provided not only improves individual skills in strategic thinking, marketing, and project development, it can also improve the effectiveness of the participant’s organization by allowing them to take the skills gained from the program to help train staff and volunteers.
- Community Advocate Training Module (or Master Reuser, CA”). This module is expressly designed for concerned citizens who would like to improve their reuse knowledge and to learn practical skills that will help them become reuse advocates and increase the reuse awareness within their community. Coming soon with your help!! We recently launched our own crowdfunding project to help us create the Community Advocate Module. We need to raise a total $1250 to make this happen – and you can help! We need AT LEAST 20 contributors at $62.50 to make it happen. By contributing to the effort you will earn a spot in the first round of the training (the normal fee will be $75). Even if you are not interested in the training, you can still support our work by sending us a contribution. Would like to help make this happen? Simply use the PayPal button below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an invoice.
- Applications for the fourth round of Master Reuser will open soon! Please note that you must be a member to access Master Reuser, and there is a fee of $125.
- Master Reusers may be required to maintain their credential through continuing education opportunities.
To apply to become a “Master Reuser” – click here!