A showcase display booth at the Lane County Spring Home & Garden Show will highlight product safety for children, pets, the environment and personal health. The booth is in Expo Hall 3 at the Home Show. This well-attended event has over 18,000 people attending and is a great way to interact with community members. The home show runs March 12-15 at the Lane Events Center. For the home show schedule, visit www.eugenehomeshow.com.
This will be the seventh year that an interactive booth, created and staffed by the Lane Pollution Prevention Coalition (Lane P2C) will be featured in the Expo Hall. Lane P2C is an interagency group that works together to share information and inform and educate residents about pollution prevention tips. These agencies include the City of Eugene’s stormwater and wastewater management programs, City of Springfield Environmental Services, Department of Environmental Quality, Lane County Public Works recycling and household hazardous waste programs, Springfield Utility Board, Lane Regional Air Protection Agency, and Eugene Water & Electric Board. The City’s stormwater management program focuses on a commitment to protect local waterways while promoting environmental stewardship.
Many products have the potential to be toxic when used incorrectly. Understanding “signal” words such as caution, warning and danger can help residents make safer choices when purchasing and using products. Plus, proper disposal is important with yard, automotive, cleaning products, pharmaceuticals and more.
The information station will have handouts on safer product choices, disposal options and a range of other relevant topics. Staff from partner agencies will be available to answer questions. Booth visitors who spin the wheel of knowledge will have the option of entering a drawing with multiple prizes donated by local businesses and several agencies.