Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • Eugene Man Creates Mason Jar Koozies

    Eugene Man Creates Mason Jar Koozies

    July 16, 2014

    A Eugene man is hoping to get his new business off the ground. Eric Harvey created the Mason-ry Silicone Koozie, which covers pint-size mason jars. He said he wants to encourage the reuse of products.

    Country Fair Prepares Recycling Crew

    Country Fair Prepares Recycling Crew

    July 9, 2014

    Around 200 volunteers at the Oregon Country Fair will be working this weekend to keep trash out of landfills. Before the gates to the fair even open, volunteers are making signs and preparing recycling bins.

    New BottleDrop Opens in Eugene

    New BottleDrop Opens in Eugene

    July 2, 2014

    BottleDrop stations are all over Oregon and now, Eugene has its first one. The new BottleDrop center on West Broadway and Garfield is the eighth location in Oregon. Coordinators with the Oregon Beverage Recycling Cooperative says it's simple to use.

    UO’s Knight Law Center LEED Certified

    UO's Knight Law Center LEED Certified

    June 25, 2014

    The University of Oregon now has another energy efficient building on campus. The William Knight Law Center is the third LEED gold certified building, and officials say it's been a lot of work to get to this point. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

    BRING Recycling Facilities Complete

    BRING Recycling Facilities Complete

    June 18, 2014

    It's been 14 years since BRING Recycling opened in the Eugene-Springfield area, and it has just finished adding all the final touches to their facilities. And, of course, BRING did it in a crafty way.

    Volunteers Needed to Clean Bike Paths

    Volunteers Needed to Clean Bike Paths

    May 21, 2014

    Eugene is known for being bike friendly. This weekend, some friendly bikers are hitting the paths to do some cleaning. The University of Oregon Outdoor Program is gathering volunteers for a campaign called BicyClean.

    Bike Share Program Could Come to Eugene

    Bike Share Program Could Come to Eugene

    May 14, 2014

    You've seen them in Portland and across the country, and now a bike share program could be coming to Eugene. The city, Lane Transit District and the University of Oregon are teaming up to get the ball rolling, or in this case, the bikes.

    Bethel Students Go Green to Help Schools

    Bethel Students Go Green to Help Schools

    May 7, 2014

    Students in the Bethel School District are going green, and this weekend they're holding a sale to benefit the environment and their district.. Several Bethel schools have garden programs and every school in the district works hard to compost. This past summer, with support from Bethel and severa

    SVdP Transforms Discarded Clothes

    SVdP Transforms Discarded Clothes

    April 30, 2014

    St. Vincent de Paul is launching a new line of products using discarded items to create new wearable looks. Find out how the nonprofit is generating a buzz in the local fashion industry.

    OSU Holds Scavenger Hunt for Earth Week

    OSU Holds Scavenger Hunt for Earth Week

    April 23, 2014

    Students took part in a scavenger hunt on the Oregon State campus Wednesday, as the school continued its Earth Day celebrations. It was put on by the student sustainability initiative. The theme was water conservation.

    UO Wins Recyclemania Civil War

    UO Wins Recyclemania Civil War

    April 16, 2014

    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.

    BCSO to Convert Fleet to Propane Fuel

    BCSO to Convert Fleet to Propane Fuel

    April 9, 2014

    The Benton County Sheriff's Office is converting most of its patrol fleet from current gasoline vehicles to dual gasoline and propane vehicles - something that it says will not only save the department money in the future, but it will also decrease its carbon footprint.

    Lane Blood Center: Go Green, Give Red

    Lane Blood Center: Go Green, Give Red

    April 2, 2014

    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.

    OSUsed Store Sells Surplus Goods

    OSUsed Store Sells Surplus Goods

    March 19, 2014

    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 cabinets, and even athletic gear from the athletic department.

    Recyclemania Civil War

    Recyclemania Civil War

    March 12, 2014

    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.

    Vendors Move in for Home and Garden Show

    Vendors Move in for Home and Garden Show

    March 5, 2014

    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.

    Rec Center to Use Recycled Rainwater

    Rec Center to Use Recycled Rainwater

    February 26, 2014

    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.

    BRING Recycling Site Almost Complete

    BRING Recycling Site Almost Complete

    February 19, 2014

    BRING Recycling is almost finished fixing up its Glenwood site after 14 years. With the capital campaign coming to a close, construction is under way on the final phase of development at the center. The site will remain open during this last phase.

    Downed Trees Turned into Mulch

    Downed Trees Turned into Mulch

    February 12, 2014

    As the storm cleanup continues around town, people are turning downed trees into mulch. Lane Forest Products says they've had nonstop traffic throughout the week as people take advantage of the mulch making program.

    Master Recycler Program Reduces Waste

    Master Recycler Program Reduces Waste

    February 5, 2014

    Something to consider before you toss those old tattered clothes, or broken furniture. You can instead take advantage of the latest Lane County Master Recyclers campaign. The Repair2Reuse Program is encouraging Lane County residents to get old products fixed instead of tossing them and buying new on