RRR: Good Earth Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show kicks off this weekend in Eugene. Wednesday afternoon, vendors moved into the Lane Events Center. From architects to builders to local stores, dozens of vendors set up booths made of recycled products. Down to Earth’s booth consists of recycled art, glass and composting bins. … Continue reading »

Community Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday

EUGENE, Ore. — You can shake up your winter commute next week and win some pretty cool prizes along the way. The Business Commute Mini Challenge kicks off Tuesday and runs for three days. Organizers are asking people to bike, walk, bus or carpool to work. The more you participate, the more chances you have … Continue reading »

RRR: Recycling Unwanted Lights

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that the holidays are over, there’s a way to get rid of those unwanted lights, even the ones that don’t work anymore. You can drop them off at NextStep Recycling in Eugene. They’ll then refurbish the ones that work and use the ones that don’t for copper recovery. They say to … Continue reading »

Eugene Names Bold Steps Award Finalists

EUGENE, Ore. — Three Eugene-based companies are now finalists for the city’s Bold Steps Award. The finalists include Cafe Yumm, Essex Construction, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The city says Cafe Yumm is a finalist because all of its restaurants are built to LEED standards, and one location has a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. Essex … Continue reading »

New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

EUGENE, Ore. — The new year is about two weeks away, which means it’s time to think about all those new resolutions, and in some cases, new rules. Changes are in store come Jan. 1 for turning in old electronics. Retailers must follow certain requirements under Oregon’s electronics recycling law. Currently, computers, monitors and television … Continue reading »

2015 Recycle Art Calendar Released

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local students are helping create a year-long celebration of living a sustainable lifestyle. Artwork from 14 local school kids has been selected for the 2015 Recycle Art Calendar. It’s a free calendar produced by BRING Recycling for the past 27 years. Organizers choose the artwork for the students who best understand … Continue reading »

Leaves Available for Gardeners

EUGENE, Ore. — While many of us are trying to get rid of our leaves, others are signing up to get them delivered to their homes. About 75 percent of the leaves collected in Eugene during leaf pickup get delivered to homes, 20 percent to community gardens, and a small amount goes to commercial recyclers. … Continue reading »

Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield Elementary School is showing off its new mural, and it took them nearly a year to round up the supplies. A group of fourth and fifth graders at Guy Lee Elementary, called the Green Team, collected 15,000 bottle caps to create a mural. The coral reef themed piece consists of … Continue reading »

Water-Permeable Parking Lot

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon State University Extension Office in Eugene did a little green renovation Wednesday. The office moved one step closer to having a water-permeable parking lot. The project has been in the works for six months and the idea is for the new parking lot to allow water to soak in instead … Continue reading »

Learn How to Compost

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizers of a monthly compost workshop say this weekend is especially important because of all the falling leaves. The OSU Extension Service is holding the workshop Saturday, Nov. 1 at BRING Recycling from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Trained compost specialists will deliver hands-on learning covering the basics, like how composting works and which … Continue reading »

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