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 »

In the Garden: Mid-Summer Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — Even though it’s July, it’s not too late to plant in your garden. You can pretty much plant all your herbs. So lavender, rosemary, sage, basil, lemon verbena–the list goes on and on. Feel free to plant those throughout the summer. You could also plant fruits, like apple and fig trees. Just … Continue reading »

New BottleDrop Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — BottleDrop stations are all over Oregon and now, Eugene has its first one. The new BottleDrop center on West Broadway and Garfield is the eighth location in Oregon. Coordinators with the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative says it’s simple to use. Just bring in any plastic, aluminum, or glass bottles and you get … Continue reading »

Hot Weather Affects Solar Panels

MEDFORD, Ore. –  Tuesday’s above average temperatures meant below average production for one industry. Tom McDowell with Rogue Solar in Medford said one of the largest misconceptions about solar energy is that on hot days, panels will produce more energy. In reality, high temperatures actually produce significantly less energy than they would on an average day. … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Trees and Shrubs

EUGENE, Ore. — In the garden we often talk about flowers and vegetables, but there are other plants–shrubs, trees and bushes. Trees and shrubs are definitely a lot bigger than your starts that you buy, and so you want to make sure that you get them planted properly. First, take a look at the size … Continue reading »

UO’s Knight Law Center LEED Certified

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon now has another energy efficient building on campus. The William Knight Law Center is the third LEED gold certified building, and officials say it’s been a lot of work to get to this point. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The law center earned the … Continue reading »

State Investigating Eugene Bee Deaths

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating why hundreds of bees are dying in a west Eugene neighborhood. Bee advocates say something needs to be done soon to prevent more insect deaths. Glass Tree Care and Spray Service says it performed tree maintenance on Jacobs Lane. In a statement, the company says … Continue reading »

In the Garden: 5 Great Perennials

EUGENE, Ore. — Annuals–you plant them for one season, and you get flowers for one season. But with perennials, you plant them and they keep coming back year after year. Here are five perennials that are easy to take care of, pest and disease-resistant, and have long seasons of interest. The first is Geranium Rozanne. … Continue reading »

BRING Recycling Facilities Complete

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 14 years since BRING Recycling opened in the Eugene-Springfield area, and it has just finished adding all the final touches to their facilities. And, of course, BRING did it in a crafty way. Executive Director Julie Daniel says the community has shopped for recycled materials at their facilities for years, so … Continue reading »

Students Celebrate School Garden Project

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at River Road Elementary are seeing the fruits of their labor as the school year ends. All year, kids from 18 schools and four districts have been involved in the School Garden Project, which helps students plant and maintain school gardens. On Friday, all their hard work paid off as they … Continue reading »

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