Personal Green Choices: Plastic

by Marilyn Flick The fourth United Nations meeting of 175 countries to draft a global treaty to curb the explosive growth of plastic pollution by the end of 2024 is going on currently in Canada. In the meantime, make your personal commitment to use less plastic: You

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LED light bulbs in Sanctuary

Did you notice the new lighting in the Sanctuary? The Facilities Committee at FCC recently went to significant effort to replace the old incandescent light bulbs in the Sanctuary with new, energy efficient LED bulbs. The cost and energy savings were immediate. In December, our electric bill

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Personal Green Choices: Resource List

A resource list from BRING, a local non-profit leading the way of reduce/reuse/recycle that focuses on education, reuse best practices, and advocacy for sustainable living in the greater Eugene/Springfield area. Lifestyle & Community Resources Crackedpots Committed to sustainable living and reclaiming items headed to landfills by transforming

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EPA, CAA, ESA –What’s In a Name?

The 50th birthday of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), a landmark science-based measure signed into law by President Richard Nixon, reminds us of the value of other environmental protections. The ESA was the last, not the first, environmental measure President Nixon signed into law. In his short

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Personal Green Choices

by Marilyn Flick An update: Did any of you share a recipe in the Waste Wise Lane County “Simplify the Holidays Leftovers Recipe Contest” mentioned in my December 22 writing? Well the results are in. The winning recipe could be very familiar to you. I shared it

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Green Line: Visit Antarctica? Maybe Not

By Brenda Johnson Kame’enui Imagine being a passenger on expedition to Antarctica on a very large ship. Only Ernest Shackleton and crew could survive the 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in a 22-foot boat in open seas, facing hurricane-force winds, waves up to 100

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