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 »

Bethel Students Go Green to Help Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — Students in the Bethel School District are going green, and this weekend they’re holding a sale to benefit the environment and their district.. Several Bethel schools have garden programs and every school in the district works hard to compost. This past summer, with support from Bethel and several community partners, a group … Continue reading »

SVdP Transforms Discarded Clothes

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is launching a new line of products using discarded items to create new wearable looks. Watch the video above to find out how the nonprofit is generating a buzz in the local fashion industry.

OSU Holds Scavenger Hunt for Earth Week

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Students took part in a scavenger hunt on the Oregon State campus Wednesday, as the school continued its Earth Week celebrations. It was put on by the Student Sustainability Initiative, and the theme was water conservation. Participants had a chance to see what the university is doing to protect water sources from … Continue reading »

UO Wins Recyclemania Civil War

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon brought home the trophy for the second straight year after beating Oregon State University–not in athletics, but recycling. The goal behind the national competition called Recyclemania is to encourage zero waste on college campuses. The Ducks edged the Beavers this year by collecting more than 160 tons of … Continue reading »

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