Recode was an invaluable asset in the campaign for legalizing graywater reuse. Recode ably coordinated the many groups working on this bill and brought the voice of the grassroots to the legislative table. Recode’s efforts to remove regulatory barriers to sustainability is incredibly important work.
EcoSan Campaign Project Team
In January 2010 several citizens approached ReCode interested in making composting toilets more accessible and affordable in Oregon. The major concern was that only 3 types of composting toilets were legal to install in Oregon and custom built site specific toilets were unheard of. Since then the group has received funding and legalized site-built and non NSF or ANSI certified composting toilets through the Oregon REACH Code.
Current role: facilitator, project manager
Melora Golden believes that bringing more intention and tools to group interaction will significantly increase the effectiveness and enjoyment of those groups. Melora has visited 37 countries learning about sustainable design and visiting intentional communities. She has attended the last two international permaculture conferences and convergences. She is active in the international permaculture community and was the lead organizer of the second and third Women’s Permaculture Gatherings. Melora has provided vision and project management for ReCode since 2007. Before becoming a community organizer, Melora was a social worker for 12 years. She is a seventeen-year resident of Portland OR, she is dedicated to her wonderful city and to the sustainable evolution of the world.
Current role: legal researcher and code language
A founding member of the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (PLOTS), Mathew is an artist and designer who has worked in technology education for eight years. He became involved with ReCode through his passion for furthering composting toilets through open source educational materials and designs. He is also a founder of Cloacina, a Cewas startup. Cloacina is currently developing educational materials with PNCA’s Collaborative Design MFA Program for a show in March 2012 at the Center for Disease Control. When not concerned with toilets, Mathew is designing, building and testing balloons and kites.
Current role: content development, researcher, website manager, presenter
Molly Danielsson is a professional designer, researcher, and illustrator seeking to help others understand the science of the world around them in order to make better decisions. Molly creates visual explanations, packaging design, portraits, and anything else involving text and research for companies ranging from People’s Food Coop, Medical Reserve Corp to USA Today. Molly is also co-founder of Portland’s first feminist hacker/maker space Flux.
Tryon Life Community Farm (TLC) formed to model environmentally sound practices on their land trust in SW Portland. As building and renovations began they realized several green building practices were illegal like the reuse of graywater to fertilize their downhill orchards. TLC formed Recode to advocate and legalize sustainable design practices for all Oregonians instead of simply seeking a variance for their site. Recode’s first campaign was to legalize graywater which was lead by Brenna Bell, founder of TLC farm and attorney at BARK.