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


Committed to sustainable living and reclaiming items headed to landfills by transforming them into whacky and wondrous works of garden ornamentation.

The Box

A new tool developed by the folks at BRING and Lane County Waste Management. The Box comes in two varieties: a desk-side version and a larger container, complete with lid, ideal for centralizing recyclable material collection in your school or business.

The Imagination Factory

Creative ideas for children’s scrap art projects. Make Stuff: Ideas for using everyday materials to create arts and crafts.

Eugene Event Sponsorships

City of Eugene loans out an Events Recycling Toolkit for public and private events within the city.

Natural Choice Directory

Provides extensive locally available choices in businesses, products, services and information.

City of Eugene Resources + Tools

Learn how to deliver events sustainably in Eugene.

Reuse-Friendly Businesses


Lane County’s directory of repair shops and services.

For Teachers

Oregon Greens Schools

Certification program

The Environmental Protection Agency provides a website for teachers. Visit “Recycle City” and learn about waste reduction, reuse, and recycling.


Excellent site with useful links to all areas of reducing, reusing and recycling.

The Water Page

A great site to start the discussion of water conservation with elementary school kids.

Energy Kid’s Page

Information on paper and glass recycling and energy conservation.

NEED Project

Excellent site for teacher resources, student research and involvement.

Do you have Personal Green Choices to share with all of us? I will collect them for future segments. Contact Marilyn Flick.