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 »

Council Discusses Beverly Property

EUGENE, Ore. — The Beverly property, which contains the Amazon Creek headwaters, has been a topic of discussion for more than a decade, and on Wednesday the Eugene City Council continued talks of purchasing the nearly 25 acres of land. The possibility of putting housing on the land has become real, and many community members … Continue reading »

OSU to Host Free Repair Fair

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Do you have a broken toaster or clothes with holes in them? Well, if you were thinking about throwing them away, you have a chance Wednesday night to get them repaired for free. Oregon State University is hosting a repair fair Wed., Feb. 19 for household goods or appliances including bikes, jewelry, … Continue reading »

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