Store Donates Proceeds from Compost Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — Now is your chance to fertilize your garden, while giving to a good cause. Down to Earth stores are selling compost from the city’s Love Food Not Waste program. The program collects local food waste before it goes to landfills and turns it into compost, which is then bagged and sold locally. … Continue reading »

Prom Dress Giveaway

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Do you have a fancy dress you are not using? The Vina Moses Center in Corvallis is collecting dresses for its annual Prom Dress Giveaway. The nonprofit provides clothing and financial assistance to low-income residents in Benton County. Every spring, the organization asks for donations of dresses, shoes, and accessories. The dresses … Continue reading »

Metamorphose Art Show – Call for Artists

  EUGENE,  Ore. — Calling all fashion designers, artists, reuse artists, and youth artists.  Now is your chance to enter St. Vincent de Paul‘s 2nd Annual Metamorphose Fashion and Art Show. Fashion designers must create three outfits using discarded items. Contestants will receive 10 MECCA bucks to purchase used embellishments from the Materials Exchange Center … Continue reading »

Transfer Stations Introduce Commingling

CRESWELL, Ore. — Lane County is thinking convenience for residents by making changes to Lane County transfer stations. They’re mixing things up for 15 rural sites around the county. Waste reduction specialists with Lane County say commingling recycling bins are now at the transfer stations. Residents will no longer have to separate paper, cans, glass, … Continue reading »

Eugene Woman Makes Dress of Cards

EUGENE, Ore. — Forget a house of cards. At one Eugene boutique it’s all about the dress of cards. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, Marjorie Taylor says she wanted to make a themed dress to display in her store Velvet Edge. The University of Oregon psychology professor ended up with a creation made of 1,500 hearts … Continue reading »

MECCA to Host Repair to Reuse Cafe

EUGENE, Ore. — Does your favorite sweater have a big hole in it? Or do you have an old sewing machine laying around that’s broken? Then we have the event for you. Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (MECCA) is holding a Repair to Reuse Cafe event on Friday, Jan. 30. The nonprofit prides itself … Continue reading »

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 »

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