Corvallis School Gets SAGE Building

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Some kids in Corvallis are learning in the first SAGE building in the state: that means natural light and fresh air coming through the ventilation system. The Corvallis Waldorf School is the first school in the state to receive a Smart Academic Green Environment, or SAGE modular. The building was designed by … Continue reading »

Willamalane Hosts Great Costume Swap

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Halloween is just a few weeks away. And if you don’t want to pay for a new costume, you can recycle it! Willamalane is hosting a costume swap. You can drop off gently-used costumes this week at the Willamalane Center on 32nd Street from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in exchange for … Continue reading »

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Halloween Costume

EUGENE, Ore. — Go green this Halloween. St. Vincent de Paul is offering a brand new line of re-fashioned costumes. They aren’t just donated items, St. Vinnie’s Upstart designer created Halloween looks using recycled items. She created creepy, cut up tee-shirt with spooky designs, wigs from dacron, zombie fashions, and a collection of hats. “I … Continue reading »

Shop Holds Kids Consignment Sale

  EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of Lane County parents are getting ready to race through the racks at a massive consignment sale. Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the Itty Bitty Boutique Sale set to open Wednesday night at Camp Harlow. You’ll find hundreds of consigners selling their merchandise. There are 20,000 pieces of … Continue reading »

H&M Recycles Unwanted Used Clothing

EUGENE, Ore. — Shoppers in Eugene now have a new place to get rid of their unwanted used clothing. H&M, which opened last week in Valley River Center, has a worldwide recycling program. The retailer says customers can bring in any unwanted clothing regardless of the condition. It uses the recycled garments to make some … Continue reading »

Ninkasi Gets Green Roof Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — The new Ninkasi Brewing administration building in Eugene is getting quite the makeover. The roof of the building was turned green in more ways than one. It’s all to help the overall efficiency and sustainability of the building to reach LEED certification. The green roof was designed by a local architect, and … Continue reading »

Reusing Materials from the Old City Hall

EUGENE, Ore. — The city says it’ll be reusing 95 to 99 percent of the old city hall building during construction of the new city hall. The project manager says the wood from the outside and pieces of the steel structure will be used to construct the new building. All of the concrete will be … Continue reading »

Recycling Bin or Trash?

EUGENE, Ore. — Most of us have recycled for years, but that doesn’t mean we’re doing it right. Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist Sarah Grimm says there are many items that get thrown in recycling that can’t be recycled, like paper cups and food containers. And some items are illegal to throw away, like motor … Continue reading »

New Container Redemption Policies

Note: The text of this story has been updated since its original publish date. EUGENE, Ore. — If you return containers for money, there are some new rules and guidelines to be aware of. The changes are affecting some stores within a three-mile radius of the new BottleDrop Center on West Broadway in Eugene that … Continue reading »

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 »

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