Interview: March for Climate Action

EUGENE, Ore. — Marchers are on a cross-country journey called The Great March for Climate Action. Several of the marchers are from Eugene. We first told you about them back in February. They started walking on March 1, trekking 3,000 miles Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. On Monday, the group of about 30 marchers will … Continue reading »

Corvallis Wooden Sunglasses Craze

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Two Oregon State University students had a vision of creating more eco-friendly outdoor products, and now, they are already selling biodegradable sunglasses to customers in more than 30 countries. Matthew Miner and Alex Cruft founded Bosky Optics about two years ago, and are now selling a line of wooden sunglasses. “Bosky is … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Qualifies for Election

MEDFORD, Ore. – The measure to require Oregon to label genetically modified products was approved for the November ballot on Wednesday. The Secretary of State’s Office said the near 119,000 signatures turned in for the initiative were validated. They said just over 87,000 were needed to qualify, and it only took campaigners six weeks to … Continue reading »

OSU Hires Goats to Eat Ivy

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University has turned to goats to solve some invasive plant issues. About 30 goats are roaming around the Crop and Soil Science building on campus, where ivy is taking over. So instead of pulling the ivy out or spraying chemicals to kill it, OSU hired goats to eat it. The herd … Continue reading »

Group Waters Trees Around Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — An organization is out and about in the Eugene and Springfield area, after branching out of its home office in Portland. Friends of Trees has helped plant and water trees all over the area. Wednesday, it stopped at Irving Elementary in Eugene to help water some trees with students who helped plant … Continue reading »

Hot Weather Affects Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Tuesday’s above average temperatures meant below average production for one industry. Tom McDowell with Rogue Solar in Medford said one of the largest misconceptions about solar energy is that on hot days, panels will produce more energy. In reality, high temperatures actually produce significantly less energy than they would on an average day. … Continue reading »

State Investigating Eugene Bee Deaths

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating why hundreds of bees are dying in a west Eugene neighborhood. Bee advocates say something needs to be done soon to prevent more insect deaths. Glass Tree Care and Spray Service says it performed tree maintenance on Jacobs Lane. In a statement, the company says … Continue reading »

Students Celebrate School Garden Project

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at River Road Elementary are seeing the fruits of their labor as the school year ends. All year, kids from 18 schools and four districts have been involved in the School Garden Project, which helps students plant and maintain school gardens. On Friday, all their hard work paid off as they … Continue reading »

SVdP Creates Up-Cycled Bags

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is making use of damaged donations with their new UPSMART brand. They use damaged cargo pants and leather jackets to make bags. The up-cycling is helping to create jobs. St. Vincent de Paul plans to outsource the production to areas with poor employment rates. The use of up-cycled … Continue reading »

First CNG Station Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — A first of its kind fueling station opened to the public Wednesday, and is hoping to speed up a driving revolution. The compressed natural gas station in Eugene is the first in all of Oregon. Cars that run on compressed natural gas fueled up at Travelcard Commercial Fueling at 65 N Seneca Road for the … Continue reading »

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