Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • MECCA to Host Repair to Reuse Cafe

    MECCA to Host Repair to Reuse Cafe

    January 28, 2015

    Does your favorite sweater have a big hole in it? Or do you have an old sewing machine laying around that's broken? Then we have the event for you.

    RRR: Good Earth Home and Garden Show

    RRR: Good Earth Home and Garden Show

    January 21, 2015

    The Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show kicks off this weekend in Eugene. Wednesday afternoon, vendors moved into the Lane Events Center. Down to Earth's booth consists of recycled art, glass and composting bins.

    Community Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday

    Community Challenge Kicks Off Tuesday

    January 14, 2015

    You can shake up your winter commute next week and win some pretty cool prizes along the way. The Business Commute Mini Challenge kicks off Tuesday and runs for three days. Organizers are asking people to bike, walk, bus or carpool to work.

    RRR: Recycling Unwanted Lights

    RRR: Recycling Unwanted Lights

    January 7, 2015

    Now that the holidays are over, there's a way to get rid of those unwanted lights, even the ones that don't work anymore. You can drop them off at NextStep Recycling in Eugene. They'll then refurbish the ones that work and use the ones that don't for copper recovery.

    Eugene Names Bold Steps Award Finalists

    Eugene Names Bold Steps Award Finalists

    December 31, 2014

    Three Eugene-based companies are now finalists for the city's Bold Steps Award. The finalists include Cafe Yumm, Essex Construction, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.

    New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

    New E-Recycling Rules Coming in January

    December 17, 2014

    Changes are in store come Jan. 1 for turning in old electronics. Retailers must follow certain requirements under Oregon's electronics recycling law. Starting Jan. 1, the program will include free recycling of printers, keyboards and mice.

    2015 Recycle Art Calendar Released

    2015 Recycle Art Calendar Released

    December 10, 2014

    Some local students are helping create a year-long celebration of living a sustainable lifestyle. Artwork from 14 local school kids has been selected for the 2015 Recycle Art Calendar. It's a free calendar produced by BRING Recycling for the past 27 years.

    Leaves Available for Gardeners

    Leaves Available for Gardeners

    December 3, 2014

    About 75 percent of the leaves collected in Eugene during leaf pickup get delivered to homes, 20 percent to community gardens, and a small amount goes to commercial recyclers.

    Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

    Students Create Mural of Bottle Caps

    November 12, 2014

    A group of fourth and fifth graders at Guy Lee Elementary, called the Green Team, collected 15,000 bottle caps to create a mural. The coral reef themed piece consists of five four-by-eight plywood panels.

    Water-Permeable Parking Lot

    Water-Permeable Parking Lot

    November 5, 2014

    The Oregon State University Extension Office in Eugene did a little green renovation Wednesday. The office moved one step closer to having a water-permeable parking lot.

    Learn How to Compost

    Learn How to Compost

    October 29, 2014

    Organizers of a monthly compost workshop say this weekend is especially important because of all the falling leaves. The OSU Extension Service is holding the workshop Saturday, Nov. 1 at BRING Recycling from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rainwater

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rainwater

    October 22, 2014

    EWEB and the city of Eugene have teamed up with Nearby Nature to create a water wise demonstration garden at Alton Baker Park. It shows you how to save water now to save time, money, and your yard during the drought months.

    Corvallis School Gets SAGE Building

    Corvallis School Gets SAGE Building

    October 15, 2014

    The Corvallis Waldorf School is the first school in the state to receive a Smart Academic Green Environment, or SAGE modular. The building was designed by students at Portland State University and has an energy efficient system that will save the school money for its utilities.

    Willamalane Hosts Great Costume Swap

    Willamalane Hosts Great Costume Swap

    October 8, 2014

    Halloween is just a few weeks away. And if you don't want to pay for a new costume, you can recycle it! Willamalane is hosting a costume swap.

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Halloween Costume

    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Halloween Costume

    October 1, 2014

    They aren't just donated items, St. Vinnie's Upstart designer created Halloween looks using recycled items. She created creepy, cut up tee-shirt with spooky designs, wigs from dacron, zombie fashions, and a collection of hats.

    Shop Holds Kids Consignment Sale

    Shop Holds Kids Consignment Sale

    September 24, 2014

    Hundreds of Lane County parents are getting ready to race through the racks at a massive consignment sale. Volunteers are putting the finishing touches on the Itty Bitty Boutique Sale set to open Wednesday night at Camp Harlow.

    H&M Recycles Unwanted Used Clothing

    H&M Recycles Unwanted Used Clothing

    September 17, 2014

    Shoppers in Eugene now have a new place to get rid of their unwanted used clothing. H&M, which opened last week in Valley River Center, has a worldwide recycling program.

    Ninkasi Gets Green Roof Makeover

    Ninkasi Gets Green Roof Makeover

    September 10, 2014

    The new Ninkasi administration building in Eugene is getting quite the makeover. The roof of the building was turned green in more ways than one. It's all to help the overall efficiency and sustainability of the building to reach LEED certification.

    Reusing Materials from the Old City Hall

    Reusing Materials from the Old City Hall

    September 3, 2014

    The project manager says the wood from the outside and pieces of the steel structure will be used to construct the new building. All of the concrete will be used to fill what's currently the parking garage, so city hall will be at street level.

    Recycling Bin or Trash?

    Recycling Bin or Trash?

    August 27, 2014

    Most of us have recycled for years, but that doesn't mean we're doing it right. Lane County Waste Reduction Specialist Sarah Grimm says there are many items that get thrown in recycling that can't be recycled, like paper cups and food containers.