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The Mother Earth News Fair is Coming to Albany Oregon

May 27, 2015
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The Mother Earth News Fair is Coming to Albany Oregon

The Mother Earth News Fair is coming to  Albany, Oregon June 6th and 7th, at the Linn County Expo Center. Brought to you by the magazine that is The Original Guide To Living Wisely. The fair offers practical, hands-on training and experience  by leading experts in: renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more! Green Living is proud to…

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5 Eco-Friendly Ways Startups Can Help the Environment

April 10, 2015
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5 Eco-Friendly Ways Startups Can Help the Environment

There are so many things to worry about when creating a startup, from the specifics of the business plan to the hiring of key staff. Making your office environmentally friendly might seem like a luxury, but give it some thought and don’t push it to the background. Startups can make a big difference in minimizing…

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Crossroad in the 21st Century

April 4, 2015
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Crossroad in the 21st Century

The Future of Our Energy Solar? Wind? or Fossil Fuels? America is changing the way it produces energy, and that change is taking place at an increasing rate as the years go by. In order to get an idea of the magnitude of these changes, we at Green Living checked out two recently released reports…

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The Impact of Recycling

March 10, 2015
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The Impact of Recycling

Americans spend and average of $51,000 on household expenditures per year.  Most are for items which end up as trash and goes to the landfill. Currently, the average person recycles 1.14 pounds per day-if-everyone doubled what they recycle from 1.14 to 2.28 pounds, our nation could be recycling 30 million tons annually. 65 million more…

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GO Solar in the Gorge

January 31, 2015
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GO Solar in the Gorge

Solarize The Gorge   Sign up for GO! Solar by March 30, 2015 to take advantage of bulk discounts. With support from Northwest Solar Communities, Gorge Owned (GO!) is working with local solar contractors to offer discounted, bulk rates on solar panel installations to Gorge homeowners in Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Hood River counties. GO!…

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8 Ways to Reduce Your Water Waste

January 9, 2015
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8 Ways to Reduce Your Water Waste

Most of us are almost unaware of how much water we waste on a daily basis.  Water is wasted waiting for the shower or sink to warm up, on the slow leak you have in the toilet bowl that you never knew about and from sprinkling your lawn every day. With some of the newer…

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3rd Annual Radon Forum Northwest

January 5, 2015
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3rd Annual Radon Forum Northwest

Co-sponsored by the American Lung Association, Washington State Department of Health, and the Northwest Radon Coalition, the 3rd annual Radon Forum Northwest will be held in Vancouver, Washington, featuring expert panelists from Portland State University, Legacy Health, Clark County’s Planet Clark program, CanSAR, and others. Topics will include where radon comes from, where it is…

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9 Gadgets that Help You Monitor Your Energy Use

December 8, 2014
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9 Gadgets that Help You Monitor Your Energy Use

Energy efficiency, carbon footprint, emissions: You know these are measurements you should monitor and adjust, but how to get started? What’s the best way for an Average Joe (or Jane) to take charge of their energy use? Thankfully you don’t have to pursue a fancy science degree to begin understanding your carbon footprint. Instead, you…

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Fix-It-Fair

November 18, 2014
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Fix-It-Fair

The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Join your neighbors and talk to the experts about how to spend less and stay healthy. Where: Saturday, November 22, 2014        Exhibitor List The next season of Fix-It Fairs starts…

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Community Action Energy Conservation Resource Fair

October 24, 2014
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Community Action Energy Conservation Resource Fair

The 12th annual Community Action Energy Conservation Fair Saturday, October 25, 2014     9:30 am – 2:00 pm Lincoln St Elementary School   801 NE Lincoln St, Hillsboro, OR Free Admission The 12th annual Community Action Energy Conservation Fair presents information on energy saving, health and safety, and community resources. There are activities for adults and…

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