Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Halloween Costume

EUGENE, Ore. — Go green this Halloween. St. Vincent de Paul is offering a brand new line of re-fashioned costumes. They aren’t just donated items, St. Vinnie’s Upstart designer created Halloween looks using recycled items. She created creepy, cut up tee-shirt with spooky designs, wigs from dacron, zombie fashions, and a collection of hats. “I … Continue reading »

Home Show Offers Recycled Flooring

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane County Home and Garden show is all about improving homes, but also reducing carbon footprints. Several vendors at this weekend’s show will showcase products to help use less energy and reuse material. Quick-Step Flooring, for example, carries flooring that’s made from 74 percent recycled material. “The material is something that … Continue reading »

Get Crafty with Holiday Gifts

EUGENE, Ore. — A lot of us are in a tight spot when it comes to spending this holiday season, so why not make gifts instead of just buying them? Staffers at the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts (M.E.C.C.A.) suggest having a craft party to create things like bottle cap earrings, bulletin boards out … Continue reading »

Two Nonprofits Recognized for Environmental Work

EUGENE, Ore. — Two local nonprofit organizations were rewarded for their work in bettering the community. Both BRING Recycling and NextStep Recycling were awarded $2,500 from Ruby Porter Marketing for their extensive environmental work. Winners were voted on by the public, and the marketing group made the final decision to pick both. “They help educate … Continue reading »