Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • 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.

    New Container Redemption Policies

    New Container Redemption Policies

    August 13, 2014

    If you return containers for money, there are some new rules and guidelines to be aware of. The changes are affecting stores within a three-mile radius of the new BottleDrop Center on West Broadway in Eugene.

    Brewery Starts Bike Share Program

    Brewery Starts Bike Share Program

    August 6, 2014

    A Eugene brewery is encouraging folks to explore the city while reducing their carbon footprint. Falling Sky Brewing recently started a new bike share campaign. It's called Bike Here, Bike Share.

    Community Garden Helps Food Banks

    Community Garden Helps Food Banks

    July 30, 2014

    Three to four tons of organic food is produced every year from a community garden in Corvallis, and it all goes to local food banks. The Corvallis Environmental Center runs the Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE).

    Track and Field Championships Go Green

    Track and Field Championships Go Green

    July 23, 2014

    The World Junior Track and Field Championships is happening at one of the most sustainably oriented locations on the planet--Hayward Field. The IAAF has activated its landmark social responsibility program "Athletics for a Better World."

    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