New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

EUGENE, Ore. — The new year is about two weeks away, which means it’s time to think about all those new resolutions, and in some cases, new rules. Changes are in store come Jan. 1 for turning in old electronics. Retailers must follow certain requirements under Oregon’s electronics recycling law. Currently, computers, monitors and television … Continue reading »

Yes on Measure 92 Supporters Concede

SALEM, Ore. — Supporters of a measure requiring labels on genetically modified foods in Oregon are conceding defeat. The Yes on 92 campaign says there are no other legal options left that could lead them to victory. Measure 92 was defeated by just 812 votes out of 1.5 million, triggering an automatic recount. With just … Continue reading »

2015 Recycle Art Calendar Released

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local students are helping create a year-long celebration of living a sustainable lifestyle. Artwork from 14 local school kids has been selected for the 2015 Recycle Art Calendar. It’s a free calendar produced by BRING Recycling for the past 27 years. Organizers choose the artwork for the students who best understand … Continue reading »

Bike Path Hearing to Continue

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The conversation about a proposed bike path in Benton County is still on the table, after Tuesday’s planning commission meeting about the issue was for the second time set to continue at a later date. Last week, the Benton County Planning Commission wrapped up public testimony in favor of the project. On … Continue reading »

‘Yes on 92′ Protests Ballot Recount

EUGENE, Ore. — Supporters of the Yes on 92 campaign protested outside of the Lane County Election’s Office Tuesday, asking for more than 4,000 votes across the state that had signature issues to be counted. Protesters say of the 4,600 ballots not counted in the state, 480 were not counted in Lane County. Measure 92 … Continue reading »

Public Hearing for Albany-Corvallis Bike

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There will be more public testimony Tuesday over a proposed bike path between Albany and Corvallis. The Benton County Planning Commission scheduled the additional public hearing after the huge turnout at last week’s meeting where about 150 people attended. The planning commission will decide whether to allow a permit for a path … Continue reading »

Leaves Available for Gardeners

EUGENE, Ore. — While many of us are trying to get rid of our leaves, others are signing up to get them delivered to their homes. About 75 percent of the leaves collected in Eugene during leaf pickup get delivered to homes, 20 percent to community gardens, and a small amount goes to commercial recyclers. … Continue reading »

Corvallis-Albany Bike Path Proposed

CORVALLIS, Ore. — There’s a debate in Benton County over a proposed bike path that would connect Albany and Corvallis. On Tuesday night, the planning commission will talk about the issue. The question of a bike path is: where would it go? The county has been working on this project for years and has already … Continue reading »

MECCA Holds Create Something Day

EUGENE, Ore. — There were alternatives for those Black Friday shoppers who wanted to avoid the major retailers. The Material Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) hosted its Annual Create Something Day instead. The event is all about people making their own gifts. While it didn’t have the traditional deals to draw people in, organizers … Continue reading »

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 »

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