The Realities of Recycling

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– The effort to recycle has gained popularity over the years, but some may still wonder if it is worth it. Rogue Disposal Recycling Coordinator, Denise Barnes, said it is. “Rather than using raw materials to make new products, we are able to bring life from old products back into new products.” Many … Continue reading »

Web Extra: How to Reduce Waste

CENTRAL POINT, Ore.– Recycling experts of Southern Oregon said the costs of recycling are expensive, but they are nothing compared to the costs and impacts of creating new products. Denise Barnes from Rogue Disposal said¬†recycling not only expends the life of our landfills, it allows us to give a new life to something old. But … Continue reading »

SOU Installs New Solar Panels

ASHLAND, Ore. — Southern Oregon University is increasing sustainability on its campus. On Wednesday, the university began installation of several solar panels on top of one if the new dorms that was opened last fall. 268 solar units that will generate 73.7 kilowatts of energy are being installed on the roof of McLoughlin hall. The … Continue reading »

Sustainable Table: All About Alpacas

JACKSONVILLE, Ore., — From beginning to end, alpacas are the poster animal for sustainability. There are 26 alpacas on Rolling Hills Alpaca Farm outside of Jacksonville. Owner Jeanne Davidian spins her fair share of the fiber from her herd, but come June most of what’s known as the “first cuttings” will make the short trip … Continue reading »