Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • 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....Read More

    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. ...Read More

    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....Read More

    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....Read More

    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....Read More

    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....Read More

    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....Read More

    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....Read More

    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....Read More

    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...Read More

    Vendors Set Up for Boat Show

    Vendors Set Up for Boat Show

    January 29, 2014

    Crews are setting up for the KEZI Eugene Boat and Sportsmen's Show, and they're trying to stay eco-friendly when putting up all those booths. Wednesday afternoon, boats and other vendor booths were moving into the Lane Events Center....Read More

    Vendors Setting up for Home Show

    Vendors Setting up for Home Show

    January 22, 2014

    Vendors at the Good Earth Home, Garden, and Living Show are busy setting up their environmentally friendly booths. Vendors are working with everything from recycled materials to renewable energy. The show opens Friday at 5:00 p.m....Read More

    St. Vinnie’s Starts New Clothing Section

    St. Vinnie's Starts New Clothing Section

    January 15, 2014

    St. Vincent de Paul is launching a new "Original Styles" clothing section that caters to young people. It features a variety of styles that appeal to younger tastes. The section can be found in the store at 11th Ave. and Oak St. in Eugene....Read More

    Sweet Salvage Turns Old into New

    Sweet Salvage Turns Old into New

    January 8, 2014

    Jennifer Tapscott just opened her store, Sweet Salvage, last month, but her love for vintage started at a young age. She says she goes to estate sales, thrift shops, anywhere where she can find old furniture, books, and other antiques....Read More

    Phasing Out Incandescent Lights

    Phasing Out Incandescent Lights

    December 18, 2013

    It's going to soon be lights out for 40 and 60 watt incandescent light bulbs. The government passed a clean energy bill in 2007 to start phasing the bulbs out from 2012 to 2014. Starting Jan. 1, 2014, they'll no longer be manufactured....Read More

    Secondhand Toy Store Opens in Eugene

    Secondhand Toy Store Opens in Eugene

    December 11, 2013

    Older toys are getting new life at a new store in Eugene. Replay Toys and Collectibles opened up last month along East 18th Avenue. The store buys and sells new and gently used toys....Read More

    RecycleArt Calendar Ready for Public

    RecycleArt Calendar Ready for Public

    December 4, 2013

    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....Read More

    MECCA Offers Black Friday Alternative

    MECCA Offers Black Friday Alternative

    November 27, 2013

    The Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts is hosting its annual Create Something Day Friday. Organizers say it's a greener, more creative alternative to Black Friday. MECCA will provide old materials, tools and instructions to make new gifts....Read More

    Laurel Elementary Recycles Extra Food

    Laurel Elementary Recycles Extra Food

    November 20, 2013

    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. All of the recycled food becomes feed for local pigs....Read More

    Businesses Named Finalists for Award

    Businesses Named Finalists for Award

    November 6, 2013

    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....Read More