Community electronics recycling efforts begin in May

SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 2017 ELECTRONICS WASTE ROUND UP During the month of May, Camas Ridge Community School, Ridgeline and the Village School will compete with other Eugene/Springfield elementary schools in a community-wide electronics recycling competition. The results will be weighed and the school with the most pounds of recycled electronics will win. Anything…

City Receives Funding for Repair Café Project Launch

The City of Eugene’s Waste Prevention program received a $35,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and an additional $35,000 grant from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network to test the concept of “repair cafes” in Eugene. Repair cafes provide free meeting places for people to come to repair common household items like clothes,…

Neighborhood School Showcases Waste Prevention Efforts to Mayor

Led by Tim Whitley, 4J School District’s Energy and Water Conservation Grant Coordinator, students from Spencer Butte Middle School gave the Mayor a comprehensive presentation highlighting the history of waste prevention education in their school, providing detailed information about the volume of food waste that their cafeteria redirects into the City’s Love Food Not Waste…