Going Green

How to Stop Energy from Leaking out your Windows & Doors

February 17, 2014
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How to Stop Energy from Leaking out your Windows & Doors

In an economy struggling to recover, businesses and individuals alike are trimming costs wherever possible. Many homeowners are choosing to put their budgets on a diet — and a good place to start eliminating unnecessary costs is with energy use. Most homeowners pay dearly for the convenience of appliances, climate control, and electric lighting. Among…

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WasteBusters are Looking for a Few Good Families

February 11, 2014
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WasteBusters are Looking for a Few Good Families

Clark County seeks committed households for waste reduction challenge. The average Clark County resident generates 8 pounds of solid waste every day. Think you can do better? Clark County Environmental Services is looking for households to compete in the county’s waste reduction challenge for their third “Green Neighbors are Wastebusters” competition on March 8. Wastebusters…

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Free Composting, Recycling and Sustainability Training, Clark Co.

January 14, 2014
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Free Composting, Recycling and Sustainability Training, Clark Co.

Make a Difference in 2014 The Master Composter/Recycler Program invites Clark County residents to join others in the community with a passion for sustainability and become a Master Composter/Recycler. Applications are being accepted for a free “learn and serve” volunteer training in composting, recycling, and other waste reduction and sustainability techniques. This comprehensive training will…

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FREE COMPOSTING, RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING, Clark Co.

January 14, 2014
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FREE COMPOSTING, RECYCLING AND SUSTAINABILITY TRAINING, Clark Co.

Make a Difference in 2014 The Master Composter/Recycler Program invites Clark County residents to join others in the community with a passion for sustainability and become a Master Composter/Recycler. Applications are being accepted for a free “learn and serve” volunteer training in composting, recycling, and other waste reduction and sustainability techniques. This comprehensive training will…

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Solar Oregon, Solar Drinks in the New Year

January 7, 2014
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Solar Oregon,  Solar Drinks in the New Year

January Solar Drinks Solar and Renewables at New Columbia Wednesday, January 22, 6-8pm Join Solar Oregon for the first Solar Drinks of the New Year and hear New Columbia’s Solar Story. New Columbia’s 82 acre redevelopment in 2006 incorporated a broad range of solar and sustainable approaches. Learn about this unique development and get an…

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The Ten Best Green Cars

January 4, 2014
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The Ten Best Green Cars

After years and years of planning, lobbying and testing, green cars have become a viable alternative for both makers and consumers.. Cars are available with hybrid or alternative fuel systems, so car buyers can choose from a wide range of eco-vehicles to ease the environmental angst of a growing number of ecologically aware consumers. In…

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Dealing With Computer Scrap

December 23, 2013
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Dealing With Computer Scrap

Waste prevention is the ideal situation and it is the most preferable solution to manage waste, recycling included. Used and functional electronic items can be donated to extend the functionality of products and keeps them out of the waste management system for an elongated period of time. Donating used electronics allows educational institutes and not…

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Five Reasons Why an Environmental Site Assessment is Important

November 29, 2013
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Five Reasons Why an Environmental Site Assessment is Important

 (If You Are Looking to Buy a Commercial Property) Investing in commercial real estate can be risky.  Returns on the investment are dependent upon the constantly changing real estate market, natural hazards, loan terms, and/or the success of tenants, to name a few.  One of the biggest risks can be related to the potential for…

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Are “Green” Hotels Really Eco-Friendly?

November 4, 2013
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Are “Green” Hotels Really Eco-Friendly?

If you’ve ever stayed in a hotel, you’ve probably seen one of the ubiquitous “linen cards” with the typical message: “We change your linens every other day in order to save the planet. If you want your sheets and towels changed every day, leave this card on the bed.” Wow, pretty great, right? These businesses…

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Family Field Trip Day at Columbia Springs

October 31, 2013
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Family Field Trip Day at Columbia Springs

Get your family together for some green time instead of screen time! Explore nature with bird watching, mushroom hunting, edible plant excursions and nature walks at Columbia Springs’ upcoming Family Field Trip Day. Bring the whole family to explore the wonders of nature on Saturday, November 2, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event…

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