Bring Master Recycling Program to You

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Master Recycler Program is now letting the community decide where it should head to for its next set of classes. The program has been around since 2000, but it began extending its reach to rural communities just a few years ago. Normally, they rotate which ones to go to, … Continue reading »

Businesses Named Finalists for Award

EUGENE, Ore. — 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. The award that was given out once a month is now given out once a … Continue reading »

Artists Work With Recycled Materials

EUGENE, Ore. — Some artists will be showing off their work at the Eugene Celebration this weekend. It’s part of the Object Afterlife Art Challenge Exhibit. Artists were given mystery materials from the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts and had two months to create their pieces. Materials included dryer lint, leather scraps, circuit boards … Continue reading »

Eugene Emeralds Mascot Goes Green

EUGENE, Ore. — If he wasn’t already the mascot for the Eugene Emeralds, Sluggo would be a natural for NextStep Recycling. The big green bear is proving his green is more than what you see on the outside. Sluggo stopped by NextStep Recycling Wednesday to drop off a few items and help promote this Sunday’s … Continue reading »

Group Recycles at Oregon Country Fair

VENETA, Ore. — An annual pilgrimage will be made to Veneta for the Oregon Country Fair this Friday. Thousands will attend the 44th annual celebration, and each is reminded to pack out what they pack in. The country fair organizers know not everyone will be able to haul out all their own trash. That’s where … Continue reading »

UO Students Lighten their Loads

EUGENE, Ore. — High schoolers are learning a lesson in real life while teaming up with the University of Oregon’s housing department to move students out of the dorms. The program “Lighten Your Load” allows students to donate unwanted items to the Springfield Public Schools Family Resource Center. Food for Lane County also benefits from … Continue reading »

NCAA Championships Join Green Efforts

EUGENE, Ore. — This year’s NCAA Track and Field Championships is trying to stay green. The event has teamed up with several local groups to make sure their carbon footprint is minimal. Making sure things like bins for different types of trash are at every corner is just a small part of a bigger effort. … Continue reading »

Recycling Hits Roadblock in Lane County

EUGENE, Ore. — Recycling in Lane County is hitting a road block. Big-ticket items like plastic bins, tubs and playground toys are no longer being accepted. Nothing has changed at lane county waste management, but drop off sites for rigid mixed plastic have been temporarily suspended. Bottles, tubs, and jubs–the plastics you recycle curbside are … Continue reading »

UPS Store Cuts Down Waste

EUGENE, Ore. — The UPS Store on the University of Oregon campus is being recognized for its efforts to go green. For the past year it worked one-on-one with a sustainability expert to cut down on waste and save resources. It made changes like two-sided copying, eliminating toxic cleaners and pulling recyclable materials from its … Continue reading »

Food for Lane County Reuses Egg Cartons

EUGENE, Ore. — Food for Lane County is offering you a way to help food banks across Oregon and recycle at the same time. It’s asking for people to donate clean egg cartons so it can help distribute eggs at Oregon food banks. Food for Lane County says it’s an easy way to give back … Continue reading »

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