Interview: Create Something Day

EUGENE, Ore. — The crowds will rush out to malls all across the country the day after Thanksgiving, but there’s a greener alternative to Black Friday. It’s called Create Something Day put on by MECCA. People will be making gifts out of reuse materials in an effort to reduce our waste during the holiday season. … Continue reading »

Friends of Trees Looking for Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — Mid-November is a great time to plant trees. Friends of Trees plans to plant hundreds of trees, and the group needs your help. Organizers are looking for a variety of volunteer roles from tree planters, pick up truck drivers, registration volunteers, and people who might be interested in donating food for a … Continue reading »

Lane County Leaf Collection Begins

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County begins its leaf collection program Monday, Nov. 17. Public Works crews plan to come collect your leaves, weather permitting. Leaves must be in the roadway, but away from parked cars, storm drains, gutters, bike and traffic lanes and curbs. Lane County will not pickup leaves on sidewalks or in private … Continue reading »

Smartphone App for Eugene Cyclists

EUGENE, Ore. — A phone app can help make your cycling much smoother this fall. You can download iBike Eugene to any Android or iPhone. If you see any debris, surface defects, or even dead animals on bike paths, just take a picture, upload it, and the GPS coordinates will be sent to Public Works. … Continue reading »

Challenge to Cut Back On Driving Miles

EUGENE, Ore. — Point2Point at Lane Transit District is back this year with the Oregon Drive Less Challenge, which kicks off on Monday. Coordinators were at the Oakshire Public House Sunday in Eugene, launching this year’s statewide challenge. Participants are asked to cut back their driving from October 6-19 and log the miles reduced on … Continue reading »

Groups to Clean Up Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday is supposed to be a beautiful day, and people will be out making the Willamette River a little more beautiful. The Great Willamette Cleanup starts at 8 a.m. Volunteers from all over Oregon will be out removing litter and debris along 187 miles of the river. In Lane County, the cleanup … Continue reading »

Volunteers Remove Concrete, Plant Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — Near downtown Eugene, concrete is coming out and trees are going in. Volunteers will remove 12-inch blocks on Almaden Street near Seventh Avenue on Saturday. It’s located off the corridor of the new West Eugene EmX line. LTD plans to remove about 250 trees as part of the project, but it will … Continue reading »

BRING Reuses Pieces of Eugene City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — Deconstruction of Eugene’s former City Hall building is once again under way, and project managers are aiming to reuse or recycle 95 percent of the old building. A large part of the building was saved Friday. A part that some people may have looked over, but a part that anyone who visited … Continue reading »

Vendors Suspected of Buying Wholesale

(CNN) — Are those fruits and veggies really from your local farm? California is spending a million dollars to make sure the produce at farmers markets is truly locally grown. California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law that will send a small group of inspectors to the markets to check up on vendors. This … Continue reading »

Video: Great Willamette River Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend is the 6th Annual Great Willamette River Cleanup. Cleanup efforts are taking part across 187 river miles. Volunteers are needed to help clean up trash. Willamette Riverkeeper Michelle Emmons joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the event. Click here to sign up.

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