|Lane County Waste Management Division provides a wide range of recycling education and outreach to the community. Our Master Recycler Program has trained 495 volunteers to help spread the word and encourage waste reduction and recycling in all sorts of settings.
Lane County contracts with BRING Recycling to provide classroom education presentations, tours of the recycling center and landfill, fun recycling activities for kids, and information for groups and events. Contact BRING Recycling if you would like to take advantage of this free service to the Lane County community: 541-746-3023.
Oregon Green Schools in Eugene
and Lane County
This statewide association supports
waste reduction and resource
conservation in schools by providing technical assistance, certification, and publicity to schools that are "going green," as well as free attendance for teachers and students to the annual Green School Summit, a full day filled with fun and educational workshops and resources.
Lane County Waste Management and City of Eugene cooperate in a K-12 Green School Incentive Grant available to the first 10 schools that become entry-level Oregon Green Schools or that move up to merit or Premier Level.
Check out the Oregon Green School Website to see which schools in our area are Oregon Green School, and browse for information and application forms at the "how to join" tab. Or better yet, contact Partners for Sustainable Schools to get started right away. They are available to visit and assist, inspire and guide your school through the certification process.
Partners for Sustainable Schools
For more information on the K-12 Incentive grant program, contact:
Saturday Kids Workshops at M.E.C.C.A.
Join us for some creative family time!
Each week features a different creative reuse project.
From magnetic puzzles to robot rockets to sock creatures, there's always a fun all-ages craft project for kids and families on Saturdays.
All materials are included for each workshop. We ask for a $3-5 sliding-scale donation per child. Children under 10 should be accompanied by an adult.
No need to preregister, just drop in anytime between 11am and 3pm.
You can also come by during any open hours for uninstructed creative play time. Just browse our many arts and crafts reference books and then, for a donation, you can use the studio and materials on hand at MECCA to create recycled arts and crafts. So if you're looking for something fun to do with the kids, come on over to MECCA!
Visit materials-exchange.org for additional workshops or contact Mija at 541-302-1810.
MECCA's Saturday Kids workshops are sponsored by SELCO Community Credit Union.