Recyclemania Civil War

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s another battle going on between the Ducks and Beavers back here at home. The University of Oregon and Oregon State are competing in a national competition called Recyclemania. Both schools have participated for a number of years but made a civil war out of it in 2010. “One thing the school … Continue reading »

Lane County Approves Turtle Flats Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — After years of helping care for the land around Mount Pisgah, the Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah can finally call a piece of it their own. The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved the sale of Turtle Flats to the nonprofit. The 63-acre piece of land sits between the Coast … Continue reading »

Corvallis Sustainability Town Hall Meets

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Roughly 500 people attended the Sustainability Fair and Town Hall Monday night. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition put on the annual event at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on OSU’s campus. The group says it is a way for community members to network about eco-friendly lifestyles. Community members had a chance to see … Continue reading »

Home Show Displays Landscaping Options

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizers of the 35th annual Lane County Home and Garden show say it’s a real party–garden party that is–down at the Lane Events Center. This year, the show has pulled all of their garden exhibits into the exposition halls. Coordinators say landscapers have put together some great displays, showcasing both day and … Continue reading »

Vendors Move in for Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Home & Garden Show opens Thursday, and vendors have been busy making sure their earth-friendly booths are ready. At the Lane Forest Products booth at the Lane Events Center, you’ll find fountains, gardens and plants. While some of their employees are preparing their space at the show, others continue … Continue reading »

Vendors Set Up for Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Events Center is transforming into spring during the next few days as landscapers and gardeners prepare for the annual Lane County Home and Garden Show. On Monday afternoon, landscapers started laying down bricks and building their exhibits. Since spring is right around the corner, many of the booths will feature … Continue reading »

Students Replant Trees in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. — Just six months ago, flames filled the forest and smoke filled the town of Glendale. Today, students did their part in an effort to replant the forest. Tiny tree seedlings now stand among the charred giants just outside of Glendale. A few dozen students from Glendale High School rolled up their sleeves … Continue reading »

Local Walkers March for Climate Action

EUGENE, Ore. — Planning and preparations are over for 235 walkers. Their journey begins this weekend. It’s the great March for Climate Action 2014, and four local walkers are putting their best feet forward. John Abbe, a web consultant who’s studying psychology, says he’s always been aware of the environment, but never called himself an environmental activist … Continue reading »

Rec Center to Use Recycled Rainwater

EUGENE, Ore. — When the new student rec center opens to University of Oregon students in about 10 months, it’ll be more sustainable than ever. Project planners say the new facility will use recycled rainwater for its toilets. Part of the 110,000 feet of new space includes a new aquatic facility, so the rec center’s … Continue reading »

ODF Holds Public Hearing on Rulemaking

VENETA, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry will hold a public hearing on proposed rulemaking for the Oregon Smoke Management Plan. The Smoke Management Plan outlines the management prescribed forest burning on private, federal and other public lands to protect air quality and maintain forest productivity and health. ODF invites the public for comment … Continue reading »

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