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 »

BCSO to Convert Fleet to Propane Fuel

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Come summer, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office patrol fleet will have a new look – at least inside the trunk – where new propane tanks will be. The Sheriff’s Office is converting most of its patrol fleet from current gasoline vehicles to dual gasoline and propane vehicles – something that it says … Continue reading »

Lane Blood Center: Go Green, Give Red

EUGENE, Ore. — Earth Day isn’t for another few weeks, but a Eugene organization is celebrating all month long. The Lane Blood center has kicked off a new campaign to “Go Green by Giving Red”. The group says for every donation of blood in April, it’ll plant a tree. It says it will buy up … Continue reading »

OSUsed Store Sells Surplus Goods

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Are you in the market for a TV or computer but don’t want to pay full price? You may be after you learning about the OSUsed Store. Every Wednesday, Oregon State University opens its OSUsed Store to the public. Most of the items are from the university. There are desks, chairs, filing … Continue reading »

Recyclemania Civil War

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s another battle going on between the Ducks and Beavers back here at home. The University of Oregon and Oregon State are competing in a national competition called Recyclemania. Both schools have participated for a number of years but made a civil war out of it in 2010. “One thing the school … Continue reading »

Vendors Move in for Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Home & Garden Show opens Thursday, and vendors have been busy making sure their earth-friendly booths are ready. At the Lane Forest Products booth at the Lane Events Center, you’ll find fountains, gardens and plants. While some of their employees are preparing their space at the show, others continue … Continue reading »

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 »

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