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 »

RecycleArt Calendar Ready for Public

EUGENE, Ore. — You can now pick up a free copy of BRING Recycling’s 26th Recycle Art Calendar. There are 10,000 copies ready to go. The calendars feature the artwork of school kids in our area, and they offer tips on how to live a greener life. “It’s hanging on your wall and you’re looking … Continue reading »

MECCA Offers Black Friday Alternative

EUGENE, Ore. — The Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts is hosting its third annual Create Something Day this Friday. Organizers say it’s a greener, more creative alternative to Black Friday. MECCA will provide all the old materials, tools and instructions to make new gifts. They’ll have a few guided projects including decoupage magnets, ugly … Continue reading »

Laurel Elementary Recycles Extra Food

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — An elementary school in Junction City is making the world greener, one milk carton at a time. Laurel Elementary is teaching students to be smart about what they throw away after lunch. “As it is now, it pretty much runs itself. They just know what to do,” said Tim Johnson, Laurel … Continue reading »

Businesses Named Finalists for Award

EUGENE, Ore. — Three Eugene companies are in the running for the Bold Steps Award that recognizes efforts in sustainability. It was started by the City of Eugene, Mayor Kitty Piercy, and BRING’s Re-Think Business Program a few years ago. The award that was given out once a month is now given out once a … Continue reading »

How to Dispose Leaves

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s that time of the year when lots of people in Eugene will be working hard out in their yards to rake up leaves. If you find yourself raking leaves and not having anywhere to put them, the city’s leaf collection program starts in a few weeks. “It is the time of … Continue reading »

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