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 »

Ski Enthusiasts Swap Gear

EUGENE, Ore. — It hardly feels like winter outside, but perhaps this will help. It’s time for the 44th annual Eugene Ski Swap. On Thursday, ski and snowboard enthusiasts will begin dropping off goods at the Lane County Fairgrounds. The swap itself is Friday through Sunday. It’s a great way for families to score bargains … Continue reading »

How to Compost Leaves Properly

EUGENE, Ore. — Now that leaves are changing colors, it’s the time of the year to decide what to do with all those leaves piling up in your front yard. And while the city of Eugene’s leaf pick-up program starts next month, adding leaves to your compost pile is another option. Local compost specialists say … Continue reading »

Old Paint into New Art

EUGENE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man turns what might be considered vandalism, into his own personal form of art. For the last two years, Josh Sands has been picking up discarded paint from various places around town and even the world. But it’s not about cleaning up, it’s about making something new. Sands uses … Continue reading »

UO Recycles Old Cooking Oil

EUGENE, Ore. — The green, in the yellow and green, at Autzen Stadium is getting greener thanks to some environmentally friendly thinking. The University of Oregon is teaming up with the Sequential Pacific Biodiesel to convert cooking oil from places on campus, like Autzen Stadium concessions, into biofuel. UO representatives say it’s all part of … Continue reading »

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