Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

  • 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

    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.