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Eco Partners
Environmental education made easy. 
January 2014
Welcome New Marketing Communications Manager
You may recall from the September newsletter that Julanne Sausser has been working on Trash Talk! and
"One Person's Trash..." as a proofer since their inception in 1993-94. We are now excited to have her join us in a new role as the Marketing Communications Manager.
Julanne has worked in and around recycling for many years, most recently with the Paper Retriever program.
About Us
Eco Partners helps you deliver local environmental educational information - cost-effectively and efficiently. We do all the heavy lifting and you get all the credit. 
Elizabeth Roe

Elizabeth Roe is the brains behind Eco Partners. With 25-plus years of teaching and professional environmental and conservation expertise, Elizabeth is a recognized environmental educator and communicator.


Gary Roe

Gary Roe has spent his career in public administration, communications, and marketing and provides day-to-day operational support for Eco Partners.


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If you're like us, January has found you hibernating inside, using the time to organize and make plans for warmer days. Here at Eco Partners, we are preparing the next issue of Trash Talk! and making plans to visit with our clients at the upcoming spring conferences. The first one is SWANA's Road to Zero Waste Conference this March in Monterey, CA. Hooray for a location with warm weather!


And speaking of the weather, we hope the winter winds have not blown away your New Year's resolutions. One of ours is to stay in communication with you on a regular basis, sharing helpful information about eco-friendly practices, the latest conservation news, and new ideas for educating your community about recycling and waste reduction. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter so you won't miss a single post. The links to both are on this page.


Elizabeth Roe
President, Eco Partner

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Stay warm and keep recycling!


Elizabeth Roe

Behind the Curtain:  
Meeting the people who make Eco Partners possible


We are continuing our series of introductions to the people "behind the curtain." These are the people who take the raw material -- the written text -- and make the newsletters happen. They lay out the newsletters, create the art, proofread the articles, translate for the foreign languages, fold the newsletters to your liking, and more.


Joyce Harris began working with Eco Partners about five years ago, when she met Elizabeth at the publications company printing Eco Partners' newsletters.


"She was in need of an additional artist, and my company had no problem with me designing for her as a side job," Harris said.


Since then, the Greenfield, Indiana resident has been one of the designers for One Person's Trash and Trash Talk!, which she calls "informative [and] helpful guides for recycling."


"Elizabeth sends me text files, raw photos, and cute artwork created by her artist," Harris said. "I arrange all of these elements into articles that end up being an informative newsletter for many different locations."


Since working for Eco Partners, Harris has learned about recycling and its importance.


"I had no idea so many people were involved in many types of recycling," she said. "I admit, when I started these newsletters, I didn't recycle at all. Now, if I see a recycle container, I will use it."


While Harris spends most of her time designing newsletters and other orders at home, she also enjoys time with her black lab, Miley.


"She was adopted from a lab rescue," she said. "For fun I like to walk in the dog park with [her]. Maybe she walks me."


Overall, Harris is glad to be a part of Eco Partners.


"Elizabeth has brought several talented people together to create very informative newsletters," she said. "If everyone followed the guidelines in Trash Talk! and One Person's Trash, the world would be much better off."