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Here’s the challenge: Design and build the coolest, most practical product using donated building materials from BRING. Think furniture, games, art installations – let your creativity run wild! Working with reclaimed building materials, students gain waste prevention skills that promote reuse and sustainable material management in their daily lives. The more innovative the design, the better! Register now. Each year we invite students to submit new products made from donated building materials from our Planet Improvement Center. Each student or student team will receive $50 Challenge Cash from BRING redeemable for any used building materials in stock at the Planet Improvement Center.

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BRING is a diverse, inclusive and equitable place where everyone is valued and respected. Building the Future we want must be done together and with intention. Inclusiveness and diverse perspectives make us stronger and more effective. BRING’s Core Values: BRING is a model of creativity and innovation. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to succeed. We trust, support and communicate. We respect and care for people and the planet. BRING supports affirmative action and is committed to organizational diversity. This applies to the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and all people served by BRING. BRING is an equal opportunity

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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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