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…

15,935 lbs. Collected in Electronics Recycling Drive

The results for the NextStep Electronics Recycling drive are in. This was a collaboration between Partner for Sustainable Schools, NextStep Recycling, and 13 participating schools to help keep electronics out of our landfill. Numbers below are in pounds. Adams 1040 Bertha-Holt 1788 Camas Ridge 2233 Corridor 2495 Edgewood 1569 Edison 782 Guylee 527 Ridgeline 900…