Monthly Archives: January 2013

My Personal Carbon Credit Program

January 30, 2013
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Being a good Oregonian, I care about the environment. I have heard of carbon credits, but they seem a little impersonal. Instead, over the years I have developed my own carbon credit program. It’s not official — it exists in my head only — but it makes me feel better about some of my bad…

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Affordable DIY Beauty Tips

January 29, 2013
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Affordable DIY Beauty Tips

We’re always on the lookout for great economic green tips that combine with easy home remedies. These are the little bits and pieces of information that help you make use of what you already have at home and cuts down on what you need to buy. Last week we provided 4 easy DIY homemade makeup…

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Safe Green Pest Control Methods for Winter

January 29, 2013
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Safe Green Pest Control Methods for Winter

 Get Ahead of the Bugs and Varmints While They Are Dormant Winter is a time of reduced pest pressure. This is a well known fact. What isn’t so well known is that it is also a time for greatly impacting pest activity in the coming year. At this time, with the exception of rodents, pests…

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10 Ways to Reuse Silica Gel Packages

January 28, 2013
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10 Ways to Reuse Silica Gel Packages

Silica gel packages come in many things you buy and you don’t have to throw them away. That’s right, you can reuse those packages in very real ways that will have an impact on your household. At Planet Forward we’re always looking for ways to help you live a greener lifestyle by reusing what you…

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What Does Japan’s Top ICT Company Think (and do) About Smart Energy?

January 28, 2013
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What Does Japan’s Top ICT Company Think (and do) About Smart Energy?

Japan’s national energy strategy experienced a 9.0 quake of its own in 2011 as a result of the twin incidents of the March 11 tsunami and subsequent Fukishima nuclear accident.  It rattled many assumptions about energy sources and electrical grid configurations for its major corporations too.  A recent Silicon Valley Technology Forum hosted by Fujitsu…

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Are Commercial Car Washes More Eco-Friendly?

January 27, 2013
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Are Commercial Car Washes More Eco-Friendly?

In the last decade, Americans have been encouraged to take a second look at their recycling habits, what eco-friendly products they buy and how they are supporting environmentally friendly companies. Did you know cleaning your car in a commercial car wash is considered far more eco-friendly than washing it in your driveway? Located in the…

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Court’s Corner Library

January 26, 2013
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Court’s Corner Library

The staff at the Center for Innovative Learning Since we launched Court’s Kids in 2009, we have had the pleasure of meeting some truly amazing teachers who, every day, help little learners make great steps. Supporting these educators in their efforts is the heart of what we want to do. Last week we received these…

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VIDEO: Watch B Lab’s Andrew Kassoy at the recent LH…

January 24, 2013
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VIDEO: Watch B Lab’s Andrew Kassoy at the recent LH…

VIDEO: Watch B Lab’s Andrew Kassoy at the recent LH Forum [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzxmKlhz0aE&w=450&h=284] Watch B Lab Co-Founder Andrew… View Post Read the full post

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VIDEO: Watch B Lab’s Andrew Kassoy at the recent LH Forum

January 24, 2013
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Watch B Lab Co-Founder Andrew Kassoy speak about B Corporations at the recent LH Forum in France. Read the full post

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Promoting renewable energy means more jobs

January 24, 2013
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Promoting renewable energy means more jobs

Jobs versus environmental stewardship are at the core of the coal train debate. But why even consider coal exports when renewable energy investment creates more jobs and a healthier environment? Tapping Oregon’s vast renewable energy resources, we can create family-wage jobs and export solar panels, wind turbines and expertise. Experience across the globe demonstrates that…

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