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Over fifty years ago, BRING was founded to inspire action to protect the environment. Our founders believed that stewardship had to be done at a community level, for the benefit of people and the planet. Today, these principles still hold true. BRING’s work to reduce consumption and waste and encourage reuse remains critical to ensuring a sustainable world for future generations. Will you support BRING’s work? Please contribute $35, $50, $100, $1000, or more. BRING staff are dedicated sustainability champions. Every interaction in our retail store and donation area is an opportunity to engage and educate about the benefits of

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November 15 marked the 25th anniversary of America Recycles Day, a national day that raises awareness about recycling and buying recycled products. To commemorate the day, the Biden-Harris administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrated progress on The National Recycling Strategy, a $375 million investment dedicated to building an economy that keeps materials in circularity. The Strategy was developed to tackle major recycling challenges facing the U.S. and to create a better, more resilient, and cost-effective municipal solid waste recycling system. Rising concerns over plastic pollution and a lack of options for managing other materials including C&D waste, electronics,

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The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 was signed into law by President Biden in August 2022. In addition to addressing record inflation, the legislation contains historic provisions for fighting climate change. The landmark spending bill is considered by many to be the largest investment by the federal government to confront climate change. Supporters of the bill claim that it will result in a forty percent reduction of climate pollution by 2030. Measures addressing climate change in the new bill include $5 billion in funding to drive low-carbon procurement in the built environment. Investments affecting the construction industry include labeling low-embodied

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Earlier this year the United Nations released an updated progress report on the status of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also known as the Global Goals, the SDGs are a call to action to end poverty and inequality, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Adopted in 2015, this historic agenda targets multiple areas of action for completion by 2030 and commits to prioritize progress for those that are furthest behind. The SDGs are the result of the 2012 Rio+20 Earth Summit and build on the eight Millennium Development Goals that began in the year

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by Sophia McDonald Bennett Businesses, along with government and individuals, play an important role in slowing climate change and preserving vital resources in our community. Since 2010, BRING’s Rethink Business certification program has been helping companies lean into this role. Though BRING has always prioritized serving residents of Lane County, we understand that sustainability is a worldwide concern that is best addressed by working in partnership with organizations and people from multiple communities. That idea was the genesis for the new Oregon Rethink Business Network, a BRING-sponsored statewide hub that will bring existing city and county business sustainability certification programs

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Coming this summer, for the first time ever, poplar lumber from the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission’s (MWMC) Biocycle Farm will be available for purchase in the BRING store. This exciting new partnership brings sustainability full circle, from waste to a wood product ready for use by local builders. The MWMC Biocycle Farm is located just east of Highway 99 across from the Eugene airport. It’s a 400-acre tree farm that uses biosolids generated from the Eugene-Springfield area as fertilizer. The trees are hybrid poplars which are planted specifically for their ability to grow rapidly, consuming large amounts of nitrogen from

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  First-come, first-served to the first 50 participants. Pay what you can, drop-in program. Suggested $10 donation to cover the cost of materials. Mosaic stepping stones make a great gift! We’ll have Quiroz Taqueria on site with lunch for purchase.

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by Megan Warner With the IPCC’s latest report highlighting the urgent need for radical climate action, it can be natural to feel anxious, frightened, and even paralyzed about the climate crisis that is in front of us. In order to transform our climate-related emotions into action, we have to explore all that we can save to feel a personal connection to climate change, including our love of sports. Climate change influences our ability to sport, to recreate, and our human right to leisure. Poor air quality represents one of a number of growing environmental concerns impacting sports today. In the

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Despite the many heartaches and hurdles we had to clear in 2021, we are immensely proud of what we accomplished at BRING. We shored up our retail store by creating the BRINGmade product line and building out an e-commerce platform. We introduced the BRING Product Design Studio to innovate new products out of used materials and continued to provide a safe, fun shopping experience at the Planet Improvement Center. Our next entrepreneurial venture is the Oregon Rethink Business Network, a statewide coalition of local governments and nonprofit technical assistance/education providers that will help businesses improve their track record when it

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by Sophia Bennett All eyes will be on Eugene this summer when the World Athletics Championships Oregon22, the largest track and field event in the world, comes to town. This will be the first time this decades-old event takes place on U.S. soil and gives the city the chance to make the case that Oregon is the heart and home of track and field in the U.S. Events are exciting and bring tremendous economic opportunity to a region, and they aren’t without environmental impacts. Major gatherings typically generate a tremendous volume of waste. Flying athletes, their families, and their coaches

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