Corvallis School Gets SAGE Building

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some kids in Corvallis are learning in the first SAGE building in the state: that means natural light and fresh air coming through the ventilation system. The Corvallis Waldorf School is the first school in the state to receive a Smart Academic Green Environment, or SAGE modular. The building was designed by … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Planting Spring Bulbs

EUGENE, Ore. — Planting a garden can seem a little daunting, but there’s a really simple way to plant flowers now for spring. In this week’s In the Garden, Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us how to plant spring bulbs.

Willamalane Hosts Great Costume Swap

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Halloween is just a few weeks away. And if you don’t want to pay for a new costume, you can recycle it! Willamalane is hosting a costume swap. You can drop off gently-used costumes this week at the Willamalane Center on 32nd Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in exchange for … Continue reading »

Challenge to Cut Back On Driving Miles

EUGENE, Ore. — Point2Point at Lane Transit District is back this year with the Oregon Drive Less Challenge, which kicks off on Monday. Coordinators were at the Oakshire Public House Sunday in Eugene, launching this year’s statewide challenge. Participants are asked to cut back their driving from October 6-19 and log the miles reduced on … Continue reading »

Groups to Clean Up Willamette River

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday is supposed to be a beautiful day, and people will be out making the Willamette River a little more beautiful. The Great Willamette Cleanup starts at 8 a.m. Volunteers from all over Oregon will be out removing litter and debris along 187 miles of the river. In Lane County, the cleanup … Continue reading »

Volunteers Remove Concrete, Plant Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — Near downtown Eugene, concrete is coming out and trees are going in. Volunteers will remove 12-inch blocks on Almaden Street near Seventh Avenue on Saturday. It’s located off the corridor of the new West Eugene EmX line. LTD plans to remove about 250 trees as part of the project, but it will … Continue reading »

BRING Reuses Pieces of Eugene City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — Deconstruction of Eugene’s former City Hall building is once again under way, and project managers are aiming to reuse or recycle 95 percent of the old building. A large part of the building was saved Friday. A part that some people may have looked over, but a part that anyone who visited … Continue reading »

Vendors Suspected of Buying Wholesale

(CNN) — Are those fruits and veggies really from your local farm? California is spending a million dollars to make sure the produce at farmers markets is truly locally grown. California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a law that will send a small group of inspectors to the markets to check up on vendors. This … Continue reading »

Video: Great Willamette River Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — This weekend is the 6th Annual Great Willamette River Cleanup. Cleanup efforts are taking part across 187 river miles. Volunteers are needed to help clean up trash. Willamette Riverkeeper Michelle Emmons joined us on KEZI 9 News Midday to talk about the event. Click here to sign up.

In the Garden: Drink Up Your Garden

EUGENE, Ore. — There are many great garden plants that you can make into drinks. In this week’s In the Garden, Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us what to plant in your own drinkable garden.

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