MECCA to Host Repair to Reuse Cafe

EUGENE, Ore. — Does your favorite sweater have a big hole in it? Or do you have an old sewing machine laying around that’s broken? Then we have the event for you. Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) is holding a Repair to Reuse Cafe event on Friday, Jan. 30. The nonprofit prides itself … Continue reading »

Trees Removed for EmX Project

EUGENE, Ore. — As work continues to get a public transportation line up, trees must come down. This is all part of Lane Transit District’s EmX project. Some trees along Sixth and Seventh avenues in Eugene, east of Garfield Street have been cut down, and crews are still working their way down to Charnelton Street. … Continue reading »

Home Show to Help Shelterbox

EUGENE, Ore. — The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show opens its doors Friday night, and there’s all kinds of demonstrations and displays to help you better your living space. There’s also an opportunity for visitors to help out people dealing with disaster. ShelterBox USA delivers the essentials people need to rebuild after disaster. … Continue reading »

Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show

EUGENE, Ore.– The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show kicks off Friday evening. Organizers are celebrating the show’s 10th anniversary with more exhibits and activities than ever. There are 230 vendors and 65 seminars, including national salvage design expert Shannon Quimby. She will show off a room that she created with salvage materials. “You don’t … Continue reading »

Springfield Refurbishing Street Lamps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Downtown Springfield will soon be seeing the light, thanks to some thrifty shopping. The city bought 1,000 used street lamps from San Diego at a fraction of the cost of new lamps. Right now, the lamps are being refurbished at a shop in Pleasant Hill. Each light cost $85. After work to … Continue reading »

OSU to Host Repair Fair

CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you’re in or near Corvallis, you have a chance to get some free repairs and learn how to do them yourself. Oregon State University Campus Recycling is hosting the January Repair Fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the OSU Recycling Warehouse. You can bring in small appliances, electronics, clothing, computers, … Continue reading »

RRR: Good Earth Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show kicks off this weekend in Eugene. Wednesday afternoon, vendors moved into the Lane Events Center. From architects to builders to local stores, dozens of vendors set up booths made of recycled products. Down to Earth’s booth consists of recycled art, glass and composting bins. … Continue reading »

Corvallis Up For $5M Energy Prize

CORVALLIS, Ore. —  Five million dollars is how much is at stake. Corvallis, one of 50 communities in the nation, is competing for a Georgetown University Energy Prize to continue promoting energy conservation. And if Corvallis were to win, residents in the community could also win some of the big prize money. Energize Corvallis, a … Continue reading »

Anchor Moms: My Wormy Life

Fact:   I moved to Eugene, Oregon because I like what the city stands for–it’s bike-friendly, green, and big enough to be a big city without being BIG. Fact:   I love gardening–from growing organic vegetables and fruit to harvesting them. Fact:   In 2014, we bought a home in Eugene with a big backyard. LET THE … Continue reading »

Community Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. — You can shake up your winter commute next week and win some pretty cool prizes along the way. The Business Commute Mini Challenge kicks off Tuesday and runs for three days. Organizers are asking people to bike, walk, bus or carpool to work. The more you participate, the more chances you have … Continue reading »

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