RRC Coloring Books

Coloring books can be used to mediate stress, relax the mind, and provide hours of stimulating entertainment. While we all make sacrifices to flatten the curve by staying home, RRC has created custom coloring books highlighting our services and industries! These books, for kids and adults alike, can offer a fun indoor activity while inspiring future generations of engineers, designers, and surveyors.

Download the RRC Coloring Book – 2019

Download the RRC Coloring Book – 2018

 

              

               

Earth Day celebration post

5 Quick Steps to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Today

Happy Earth Day!

Let’s admit it. Our lives are hectic. There’s barely enough time in the day to get the recommended 8 hours of sleep, much less to examine our everyday routines for improvement. Luckily, Earth Day is the perfect opportunity to reflect and create crucial changes. Established in 1970, Earth Day is an international event dedicated to protecting the environment.

Here at RRC, we believe making small changes can make a large impact. Join us in recognizing our carbon footprints and finding quick, simple ways to improve. Make a commitment to change 5 areas in your daily routine that can reduce your carbon footprint today. Eventually, they’ll become part of your newly improved, eco-conscious routine.

Here are 5 quick steps to reduce your carbon footprint today:
1. Unplug: Your electronics and charging cords use energy even when not in use. Unplug them!
2. Use the elements: Try a clothes line instead of the machine to dry your wash.
3. Go paperless: Switch to electronic bills, newspaper, and/or magazine subscriptions.
4. Organic: Use local, organic produce to reduce shipping waste.
5. Consciously use less: Take a shorter shower. Buy less new items. Give up meat for one day a week. Buy only what you need.

Beyond the above 5, there are many ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Something as simple as changing a lightbulb can make a difference. Try something new this Earth Day!

Engineering Magic for a Child

“We all have a desire to see children succeed,” explains Logan Russell, RRC Electrical Design Engineer, “and because we are making this for a child with disabilities, it is especially rewarding to provide them an opportunity they would not otherwise have, with something unique built just for them.”

Four of our Tualatin, OR employees, Logan Russell, Nicole Wehner, John Moffit, and Tanya Johnston are donating their time and imagination to Magic Wheelchair, a nonprofit organization that organizes volunteers to transform the wheelchair of a child. The recipient is able to choose which character or theme they like and the build team sets to work!

Team RRC will be designing for Jesse, 12 years old, who wanted his chair transformed into a spy smart car! Jesse unveiled his new wheels February 18, 2017 at Wizard World Comic Con in Portland, OR. The spy car is equipped with features even James Bond would envy including electrical components and a working radio.

“Our company encourages and supports us to do volunteer work, especially in our own community,” adds Logan. “Volunteering with Magic Wheelchair provides a great way for us to help children using our skills in electrical engineering.”10for10

In honor of RRC’s 10 year anniversary, the company is offering a year-long volunteering program called “10 for 10”. The program gives employees, like the build team from Tualatin, the opportunity to volunteer 10 hours of service in honor of our 10 years in service.

The organization and RRC’s build group were featured in the local Tualatin paper, Tualatin Life. Read the feature here.

To learn more about Magic Wheelchair, visit their website.

Congratulations to everyone that participated!

 

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RRC joins Women in Solar Energy at #NationWISE Event

The RRC Oregon team proudly attended the first #NationWISE (Women in Solar Energy) roundtable event in Portland, Oregon on Tuesday, February 23. The Portland roundtable event was hosted by Energy Trust of Oregon. Margie Harris, executive director of Energy Trust of Oregon, led the discussion and shared her experience as a woman working in the Oregon energy industry and her thoughts on building an organization that values diversity.

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Through #NationWISE roundtable events in 15 U.S. cities, WISE seeks to help women enter and grow in their local solar market. #NationWISE events give industry professionals—both men and women—opportunities to brainstorm policies and programs that promote women and diversity.

WISE is the solar industry’s only non-profit membership organization singularly focused on the recruitment, advancement, and retention of women in the solar energy industry. WISE accomplishes this through core programs focused on workforce development, mentorship, networking events and SheSpeaks Solar. SheSpeaks Solar is an initiative to increase speaking opportunities for women at solar industry trade shows.

 

For more information, visit www.solwomen.org.