BCSO to Convert Fleet to Propane Fuel

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Come summer, the Benton County Sheriff’s Office patrol fleet will have a new look – at least inside the trunk – where new propane tanks will be. The Sheriff’s Office is converting most of its patrol fleet from current gasoline vehicles to dual gasoline and propane vehicles – something that it says … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Trees Planted Near Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people came out on Saturday to help beautify an empty stretch of land in west Eugene that hundreds of people drive by every day. About 100 volunteers turned out for the event, coordinated by Friends with Trees. They planted 211 new trees and shrubs on the land, which runs along … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Coastal Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — SOLVE’s annual Spring Beach Cleanup is happening Saturday. It draws thousands of people every year, working together to protect the health of our oceans and coastlines. Tons of trash that should be in the dumpster litters our beaches. It not only affects wildlife and the environment, but also the economy. That’s why … Continue reading »

Interview: March for Climate Action

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of walkers representing 26 states and six countries are walking from L.A. to Washington D.C. for the Great March for Climate Action. Four walkers from Eugene are a part of the effort. The walk kicked off Saturday. Climate activist John Abbe joined us via Skype on KEZI 9 News This Morning … Continue reading »

Walkers to Cross Country for Climate

EUGENE, Ore. — More than 235 walkers have planned and prepared for a journey this weekend – the Great March for Climate Action 2014. Participants will walk from Los Angeles to Washington D.C. Walkers will represent 26 states and six countries and many will be joining along the way. The march is expected to last … Continue reading »

Vendors Set Up for Home Show

EUGENE, Ore. — Vendors are moving into the Lane Events Center for the annual Good Earth Home, Garden & Living Show. While the show doesn’t start for three days, landscapers started setting up their exhibits Tuesday afternoon. Event organizers said some of the vendors had to get an early start because the booths take days … Continue reading »

Court Hears Environmental Reform Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Two young Eugene residents are suing the state of Oregon for environmental reform. On Thursday, their case was heard by the Oregon Court of Appeals in front of dozens of law students and middle school students, during the court’s yearly trip to Eugene to hear cases in front of future lawyers and … Continue reading »

Organization Fighting Logging Bill

EUGENE, Ore. — Local environmentalists are speaking out against the proposed O&C Land Grant Act of 2013. The Organization Environment Oregon says the bill would do more damage than good. Representative Peter DeFazio and Senator Ron Wyden champion the bill as a balance between logging and conservation, but Environment Oregon says there is a long … Continue reading »

Youth Take Environmental Action

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s all things Eugene this weekend at the Eugene Celebration, and what better way to represent the city than to have a sustainability section. Several vendors covered all things green and recycling. One group, The Trust Campaign, says it works with students and encourages them to take environmental action through ways like … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Attracting Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — Bees can be a great help when it comes to growing your garden. Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us some easy ways to keep you garden buzzing.

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