Lane Blood Center: Go Green, Give Red

EUGENE, Ore. — 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. It says it will buy up … Continue reading »

OSUsed Store Sells Surplus Goods

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Are you in the market for a TV or computer but don’t want to pay full price? You may be after you learning about the OSUsed Store. 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 … Continue reading »

Master Recycler Program Reduces Waste

EUGENE, Ore. — Instead of tossing old, tattered clothes or broken furniture in the garbage, you can 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 throwing them away and buying new ones.┬áNot only would it help reduce the … Continue reading »

MECCA Offers Black Friday Alternative

EUGENE, Ore. — The Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts is hosting its third annual Create Something Day this Friday. Organizers say it’s a greener, more creative alternative to Black Friday. MECCA will provide all the old materials, tools and instructions to make new gifts. They’ll have a few guided projects including decoupage magnets, ugly … Continue reading »

Old Paint into New Art

EUGENE, Ore. — A Cottage Grove man turns what might be considered vandalism, into his own personal form of art. For the last two years, Josh Sands has been picking up discarded paint from various places around town and even the world. But it’s not about cleaning up, it’s about making something new. Sands uses … Continue reading »

Eugene Hosting Fix It Fair

EUGENE, Ore. — The city of Eugene is getting ready for its first-ever Fix It Fair. The fair will host several workshops that will focus on everything from energy conservation to foreclosure intervention. The city hopes that by offering these workshops they’ll be making important resources more available to people who live in the community. … Continue reading »

Recycled Carpet Helps Enrivonment

EUGENE, Ore. — How would you like carpet that’s stain-resistant, fade-resistant and sustainable? Dalton Carpet in west Eugene says it’s been selling the product made from recycled plastic bottles. “You can’t really tell the difference between pop bottle carpet or nylon carpet or olyphant carpet. You just can’t. That’s the really the benefit, and it … Continue reading »

Old Candles Recycled Into New Wax

EUGENE, Ore. — What do you do with candles you don’t want or candles you’ve used but they aren’t looking so good? You don’t have to throw them away. They can be recycled. St. Vincent de Paul has intercepted 20,000 pounds of unwanted candles that almost ended up in California landfill. The candles were delivered … Continue reading »

Lane County Fair Goes Green

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Fair kicked off its recycling efforts Wednesday as it opened up the gates. Stop by the fairgrounds this week and you’ll see bigger and improved Sanipac stations with recycle bins, garbage bins and descriptions about how you can help the environment. “Not only are we recycling, we’re composting, and … Continue reading »

Recycled Wood Drums On at Art Gallery

EUGENE, Ore. — Connor Hopkins created every drum in his gallery exhibit by hand. They’re not made out of conventional materials — they’re made of wood. The wood is recycled material. Some of it’s old flooring, some of it Hopkins found in junk yards or got through donations. It takes him anywhere from two days … Continue reading »