In the Garden: Exciting Edibles

EUGENE, Ore. — There are all kind of plants you can choose for your garden, so why not choose some edible plants? In this episode of In the Garden, we show you some exciting edibles you can plant in your garden.

OSU Holds Scavenger Hunt for Earth Week

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Students took part in a scavenger hunt on the Oregon State campus Wednesday, as the school continued its Earth Week celebrations. It was put on by the Student Sustainability Initiative, and the theme was water conservation. Participants had a chance to see what the university is doing to protect water sources from … Continue reading »

OSU Earth Day Celebrations

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University students, staff, faculty, and members of the Corvallis community went from booth-to-booth at OSU’s 14th annual Earth Day Community Fair on Tuesday, learning more about how to live more sustainably. Dozens of booths promoted sustainability in different ways, including the promotion of buying locally and recycling. “We should be … Continue reading »

Non-Profits Receive Greenpower Grants

EUGENE, Ore. — Saving energy is generating a lot of green for two local non-profits. The Eugene Hearing and Speech Center and the Relief Nursery, each won a 2014 Greenpower Grant from EWEB. The organizations were presented $50,000 this weekend. Both plan to use the money to install solar panel systems at their Eugene centers. … Continue reading »

OSU Celebrates Earth Week

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will celebrate Earth Week April 20-26, celebrating with a new theme each day. Themes include animal appreciation, promoting justice, celebrating community, built environment, conserving resources, get outdoors, and service day. The 14th annual Earth Week Community Fair will be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 11 a.m. to … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Plants for Shade

EUGENE, Ore. — If you have a lot of shade in your garden, you might have found it hard to find some good plants for it. In this episode of In the Garden, we show you some beautiful, colorful plants that are great for the shade.

Ashland Prepares for Plastic Bag Ban

ASHLAND, Ore. –  The Ashland City Council expects a plastic bag ban to become a reality in a matter of months. Tuesday night, the council held the first reading on the issue. The second reading will happen at the next council meeting, and it’s expected to pass after that and become law. This ban would impact all stores and businesses in … Continue reading »

UO Wins Recyclemania Civil War

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon brought home the trophy for the second straight year after beating Oregon State University–not in athletics, but recycling. The goal behind the national competition called Recyclemania is to encourage zero waste on college campuses. The Ducks edged the Beavers this year by collecting more than 160 tons of … Continue reading »

Local Seed Growers Support GMO Ban

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local seed growers are speaking out against GMOs, clearing up what they say are “factual issues” on the ballot measure to ban the crops. The Southern Oregon Seed Growers Association said it does not have a stance on the move to ban genetically modified crops. However, during a press conference Tuesday at … Continue reading »

SOU Awarded LEED Building Certification

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is continuing to strive to make its campus more environmentally friendly. SOU announced Monday that it has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold for the construction of its new Raider Village Complex. The new development consists of two new residence halls and a dining facility that … Continue reading »

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