Group Recycles at Oregon Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — An annual pilgrimage will be made to Veneta for the Oregon Country Fair this Friday. Thousands will attend the 44th annual celebration, and each is reminded to pack out what they pack in. The country fair organizers know not everyone will be able to haul out all their own trash. That’s where … Continue reading »

Wyden Tours Energy Efficient Building

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden was in Eugene Wednesday to support state and local efforts to promote energy efficient buildings. State and local leaders, including Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, joined the senator while he toured an energy efficient office building in downtown. Senator Wyden also attended a meeting to talk about legislation for energy … Continue reading »

ShelterCare Gets New Bike Shed

EUGENE, Ore. — An old playground is coming back to life. This time it’s as a bike shed at a local ShelterCare site. Several groups that helped tear down the equipment under the Washington and Jefferson Street bridges earlier this month began work on the shed. ShelterCare says there are a lot of thefts in … Continue reading »

Students’ Art in Recycle Calendar

EUGENE, Ore. — Artwork by 13 local students have been chosen for the 2014 Recycle Art Calendar. The nonprofit BRING produces the book together every year. The purpose of the calendar is to reflect of students’ understanding of the four Rs–recycle, reduce, reuse and re-think. “The kids today, they are growing up with it being … Continue reading »

UO Students Lighten their Loads

EUGENE, Ore. — High schoolers are learning a lesson in real life while teaming up with the University of Oregon’s housing department to move students out of the dorms. The program “Lighten Your Load” allows students to donate unwanted items to the Springfield Public Schools Family Resource Center. Food for Lane County also benefits from … Continue reading »

NCAA Championships Join Green Efforts

EUGENE, Ore. — This year’s NCAA Track and Field Championships is trying to stay green. The event has teamed up with several local groups to make sure their carbon footprint is minimal. Making sure things like bins for different types of trash are at every corner is just a small part of a bigger effort. … Continue reading »

Old Asphalt Used for New Roads

EUGENE, Ore. — Green technology is helping construction crews use our old roads to pave the way for the new ones. This is part of the project to rebuild Lorane Highway in south Eugene. Crews tear up the old road, and then they add new concrete to the ground-up surface, which makes the road stronger. … Continue reading »

Next Step Opens Volunteer Center

EUGENE, Ore. — A local recycling center rewarded its volunteers with a new work space. The recently renovated dismantling center at Next Step Recycling opened up last week. Organizers say so far this year, 300 people donated 6,500 hours. The center says the volunteers are key to fulfilling its mission of reducing the community’s carbon … Continue reading »

Buisiness Commute Challenge: Bus

EUGENE, Ore. – The Business Commute Challenge is making an impact on the environment. Together, this year’s 173 teams have already saved more than 29,000 miles and 30,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. Wednesday some were rewarded for their efforts with the opportunity to drive an LTD bus. Participants say the challenge benefits more than the … Continue reading »

UPS Store Cuts Down Waste

EUGENE, Ore. — The UPS Store on the University of Oregon campus is being recognized for its efforts to go green. For the past year it worked one-on-one with a sustainability expert to cut down on waste and save resources. It made changes like two-sided copying, eliminating toxic cleaners and pulling recyclable materials from its … Continue reading »

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