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 »

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 »

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 »

Vendors Set Up for Boat Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Crews are setting up for the KEZI Eugene Boat and Sportsmen’s Show, and they’re trying to stay eco-friendly when putting up all those booths. Wednesday afternoon, boats and other vendor booths were moving into the Lane Events Center. While the show doesn’t start for two more days, organizers say it takes days … Continue reading »

Vendors Setting up for Home Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Vendors at the Good Earth Home, Garden, and Living Show are busy setting up their environmentally friendly booths. The Rexius booth features benches that were remade after a fire destroyed the original benches. Across the events center, crews assembled a greenhouse crafted from old shower door panels. Another vendor spent the day … Continue reading »

St. Vinnie’s Starts New Clothing Section

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is launching a new “Original Styles” clothing section that caters to young people. The organization gives new life to clothing donated to its stores. You’ll find everything from tank tops to vests and jackets for men and women. St. Vincent de Paul officials say the boutique section has … Continue reading »

Sweet Salvage Turns Old into New

SPRINGFIELD, Ore –  You know the saying, “Out with the old, in with the new.” Well, one Springfield woman has changed that a bit, saying, “In with the old, let’s make it new!” Jennifer Tapscott just opened her store, Sweet Salvage, last month, but her love for vintage started at a young age. She says … Continue reading »

Phasing Out Incandescent Lights

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — It’s going to soon be lights out for 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs. The government passed a clean energy bill in 2007 to start phasing the bulbs out from 2012 to 2014. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, they’ll no longer be manufactured. Lighting professionals at Jerry’s in Springfield say the old … Continue reading »

Secondhand Toy Store Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Some older toys are getting new life at a brand new toy shop in Eugene. Replay Toys and Collectibles opened up last month along East 18th Avenue. The owner spent months creating an inventory of used products for his shelves, many of which also happen to be second-hand. He says the store … Continue reading »

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