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 »

In the Garden: Deer-Resistant Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — Tired of the deer munching on your hard work in the garden? Well, there are some plants that can survive a close encounter with wildlife. For herb lovers, there’s rosemary and lavender. And for folks that like those bright summer colors, try echinacea, rudbeckia and gaillardia. Some people like to have something … Continue reading »

Track and Field Championships Go Green

EUGENE, Ore. — The World Junior Track and Field Championships is happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet–Hayward Field. The IAAF has activated its landmark social responsibility program “Athletics for a Better World.” You’ll find free water bottle filling stations and healthy meal options. Oregon 2014 is also the first … 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 »

Eugene Man Creates Mason Jar Koozies

EUGENE, Ore. — A new Eugene company is taking to the Web and road in hopes of raising the funds needed to produce a special koozie. The Mason-ry koozie, made out of silicone is designed to perfectly fit a pint size Mason jar and take on anything modern man can throw it at, including a … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Watering Your Plants

EUGENE, Ore. — True or false? There is a right way to water your garden. The answer: true. Water in the morning. It gives the plant all day, especially on those hot days, to soak up that moisture and really put it to good use. Watering in the evening isn’t so great. Leaves get wet … Continue reading »

Country Fair Prepares Recycling Crew

VENETA, Ore. — Around 200 volunteers at the Oregon Country Fair will be working this weekend to keep trash out of landfills. Before the gates to the fair even open, volunteers are making signs and preparing recycling bins. Last year, the recycling crew composted two times the amount of waste that ended up in a … 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 »

Drive Less; Save More in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A new program in South Corvallis is encouraging residents to use alternative modes of transportation. The program is called Drive Less; Save More, and it promotes drivers to bike, walk, carpool, or take the bus. The Oregon Department of Transportation is piloting the program with help from the City of Corvallis and … Continue reading »

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