Eugene Names Bold Steps Award Finalists

EUGENE, Ore. — Three Eugene-based companies are now finalists for the city’s Bold Steps Award. The finalists include Cafe Yumm, Essex Construction, and Thermo Fisher Scientific. The city says Cafe Yumm is a finalist because all of its restaurants are built to LEED standards, and one location has a solar-powered electric vehicle charging station. Essex … Continue reading »

OSU Named a Green University

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University was named a green university for the fourth year in a row, Tuesday. OSU received 95 points out of a possible 99 as a Green School in the latest edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition. The Princeton Review tallies its Green Rating scores … Continue reading »

OSU Celebrates Earth Week

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will celebrate Earth Week April 20-26, celebrating with a new theme each day. Themes include animal appreciation, promoting justice, celebrating community, built environment, conserving resources, get outdoors, and service day. The 14th annual Earth Week Community Fair will be held on Earth Day, April 22, from 11 a.m. to … Continue reading »

Corvallis Sustainability Town Hall Meets

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Roughly 500 people attended the Sustainability Fair and Town Hall Monday night. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition put on the annual event at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on OSU’s campus. The group says it is a way for community members to network about eco-friendly lifestyles. Community members had a chance to see … 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 »

Record Number at Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — It was a record year for the Good Earth Home, Garden and Living Show. Sunday was the three-day event’s last day. While the final numbers weren’t in at the closing, organizers said this year’s show brought in a record crowd. The show was also at capacity with about 230 different businesses in … Continue reading »

UO Students Harvest Tomato Crop

EUGENE, Ore. — For the first time ever, University of Oregon’s sustainability leaders got to harvest their own crops on campus property, which will be turned into future meals for college students. This was Project Tomato’s fourth year, but it was also a first for organizers who spent months making Sunday’s tomato harvest possible. The … Continue reading »

Home And Garden Tour Thinks Small

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene home and garden tour on Sunday featured residents who are making the most of their city lots, including one of the first certified passive homes in the state. A home on Orchard Street was the third stop on the Bring Home and Garden tour, but it topped the list when … Continue reading »

UO Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon can add one more shade of green to its list–the school was ranked the 13th “coolest school” in the nation. The UO nabbed the name because of its eco-friendly attributes. The Sierra Club recognized the campus as a problem solver when it comes to climate and for making … Continue reading »