EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- A local effort coming together on Saturday to live greener, save money and contribute to the local economy.
Several groups packed the First United Methodist Church in Eugene on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012, for the Green Neighbors Faire.
The event was put together by the “Sustainability Committee” of Eugene’s Neighborhood Leaders Council.
The committee is trying to connect Eugene’s population to ways of growing food, generating electricity, collecting clean rainwater and more right at home.
The committee says with gas at four dollars a gallon, now is the time to find ways to sustain our community more locally, rather than relying on out of state providers for everything.
“It's part of a larger movement all over the country and all over the world, we just realize we have to live more within what planet earth can provide,” says Jan Spencer of the Green Neighbors Faire.
For tips and ideas on how to be more sustainable at home, visit the Sustainability Committee’s website at the following link: http://www.eugenesustainability.com.