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 »

BRING Recycling Site Almost Complete

EUGENE, Ore. — BRING Recycling is almost finished fixing up its Glenwood site after 14 years. Crews were out Wednesday taking advantage of the drier weather. With the capital campaign coming to a close, construction is under way on the final phase of development at the center. That $600,000 phase will develop about a third … Continue reading »

Residents Remove, Compost Yard Debris

EUGENE, Ore. — Two weeks after the snow started falling and the trees came down with the ice, many people are still figuring out what to do with all the storm debris. The city of Eugene says there are a few things residents can do with storm debris. They can turn the debris into wood … Continue reading »

Downed Trees Turned into Mulch

EUGENE, Ore. — As the storm cleanup continues around town, people are turning downed trees into mulch. Lane Forest Products says they’ve had nonstop traffic throughout the week as people take advantage of the mulch making program. It costs $4 per cubic yard, and staff is on hand to help people unload their cars. So … Continue reading »

Master Recycler Program Reduces Waste

EUGENE, Ore. — Instead of tossing old, tattered clothes or broken furniture in the garbage, you can take advantage of the latest Lane County Master Recyclers campaign. The Repair2Reuse Program is encouraging Lane County residents to get old products fixed instead of throwing them away and buying new ones. Not only would it help reduce the … Continue reading »

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