Biking to Work Up 60% in Last Decade

(CNN) — Have you noticed more cyclists on the road lately? A report from the U.S. Census Bureau says the number of people biking to work has increased about 60 percent over the last decade. A 2008 to 2012 survey found about 786,000 Americans said they biked to work. That’s up from the 488,000 who … Continue reading »

Air Cars on the Move

EUGENE, Ore. — About 45 students from three Springfield middle schools took part in the 14th annual Air Cars competition Wednesday morning at Thurston Middle School. The students have been learning about Newton’s laws of motion. Then they were given a motor, wheels, and propeller and asked to design a mini-car for fastest speed. “It … Continue reading »

Ashland Bans Plastic Bags

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland City Council says businesses will have six months to get rid of all remaining stock of single-use plastic bags and switch to either paper bags or offer reusable options. The ordinance passed Tuesday night on a 5-1 vote that will ban all plastic bags from being distributed, and all paper bags … Continue reading »

Commute Challenge Holds Fashion Show

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re less than a week away from the Business Commute Challenge. Tuesday morning, organizers gave commuters the red carpet treatment with paparazzi and a bit of posing. This was the second annual fashion show and runway walk along the south Willamette River path at the Campbell Center. Organizers say the event is … Continue reading »

New Green Toyota Facility in Corvallis

CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Toyota-Subaru dealership in Corvallis is getting a green makeover within the next year, and on Friday, it held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate. Toyota executives met with the owners of the store on Friday morning at the dealership’s site on NW 5th St. in Corvallis for the celebration. “We are so excited … Continue reading »

Awbrey Park Hosts Wildflower Celebration

SANTA CLARA, Ore. — You can enjoy native plants at Awbrey Park this Sunday. Neighborhood volunteers are hosting the fifth annual Wildflower Celebration. This city park has come along way in five years. Once overrun by invasive species of plants, now it’s thriving. Volunteer Brandi Ferguson joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk … 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 »

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 »

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