Brewery Starts Bike Share Program

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene brewery is encouraging folks to explore the city while reducing their carbon footprint. Falling Sky Brewing recently started a new bike share campaign. It’s called Bike Here, Bike Share. The staff says response has been great since things got rolling a couple of weeks ago. And while it’s a new … Continue reading »

Community Garden Helps Food Banks

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Three to four tons of organic food is produced every year from a community garden in Corvallis, and it all goes to local food banks. The Corvallis Environmental Center runs the Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE). It takes 500-600 volunteers a year to keep it going. The group wants to educate … Continue reading »

Track and Field Championships Go Green

EUGENE, Ore. — The World Junior Track and Field Championships is happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet–Hayward Field. The IAAF has activated its landmark social responsibility program “Athletics for a Better World.” You’ll find free water bottle filling stations and healthy meal options. Oregon 2014 is also the first … Continue reading »

Eugene Man Creates Mason Jar Koozies

EUGENE, Ore. — A new Eugene company is taking to the Web and road in hopes of raising the funds needed to produce a special koozie. The Mason-ry koozie, made out of silicone is designed to perfectly fit a pint size Mason jar and take on anything modern man can throw it at, including a … Continue reading »

Country Fair Prepares Recycling Crew

VENETA, Ore. — Around 200 volunteers at the Oregon Country Fair will be working this weekend to keep trash out of landfills. Before the gates to the fair even open, volunteers are making signs and preparing recycling bins. Last year, the recycling crew composted two times the amount of waste that ended up in a … Continue reading »

New BottleDrop Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — BottleDrop stations are all over Oregon and now, Eugene has its first one. The new BottleDrop center on West Broadway and Garfield is the eighth location in Oregon. Coordinators with the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative says it’s simple to use. Just bring in any plastic, aluminum, or glass bottles and you get … Continue reading »

UO’s Knight Law Center LEED Certified

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon now has another energy efficient building on campus. The William Knight Law Center is the third LEED gold certified building, and officials say it’s been a lot of work to get to this point. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. The law center earned the … Continue reading »

BRING Recycling Facilities Complete

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s been 14 years since BRING Recycling opened in the Eugene-Springfield area, and it has┬ájust finished adding all the final touches to their facilities. And, of course, BRING did it in a crafty way. Executive Director Julie Daniel says the community has shopped for recycled materials at their facilities for years, so … Continue reading »

Volunteers Needed to Clean Bike Paths

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene is known for being bike friendly. This weekend, some friendly bikers are hitting the paths to do some cleaning. The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is gathering volunteers for a campaign called BicyClean. It’s aimed to clean the major bike paths around Eugene. The project coordinator says they want to serve … Continue reading »

Bike Share Program Could Come to Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — You’ve seen them in Portland and across the country, and now a bike share program could be coming to Eugene. The city, Lane Transit District and the University of Oregon are teaming up to get the ball rolling, or in this case, the bikes. The city wants to have 46 stations, which … Continue reading »

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