Going Green

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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Sustainable Landscaping Workshops coming to Montavilla

October 16, 2013
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Sustainable Landscaping Workshops coming to Montavilla

Free workshops put on by East Multnomah County Soil & Water District on Naturescaping, Site Design, and Rain Gardens. Attend  FREE workshops to learn how to create low-maintenance landscapes that conserve water, prevent pollution and create healthy habitat for local birds & wildlife. Workshops are free and offer low-cost, sustainable gardening tips & resources for…

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The 10th Annual Garlic & Tomato Festival

September 7, 2013
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The 10th Annual Garlic & Tomato Festival

Plan to attend – the 2013 Garlic Festival at Northwest Organic Farms, 17713 NW 61st Ave, Ridgefield, WA on Saturday September 21st. Featuring the wonderful blue grass band — “Another Shade of Bluegrass” Washington State University (WSU) Master Gardeners will be on hand to showcase 20 different varieties of tomatoes and 10 different varieties of…

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Free Film Showing: Rebecca’s Wild Farm and The Agro Rebel

August 18, 2013
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Free Film Showing: Rebecca’s Wild Farm and The Agro Rebel

Brighid’s Circle LLC is presenting two free films exploring food security, permaculture, and new methods for feeding our families and communities. Rebecca’s Wild Farm: a Farm for the Future Rising fuel prices are a wake up call for filmmaker, Rebecca Hosking, as she investigates how to transform her families farm in Devon into a low…

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Ready to Make · Build · Thrive at SolWest Fair?!

July 17, 2013
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Ready to Make · Build · Thrive at SolWest Fair?!

Don’t miss the premier solar and sustainable living event in the Northwest, SolWest Fair in John Day, Oregon July 26-28! If you’ve never experienced SolWest, check out our wonderful new video on YouTube, and then come and make some memories of your own. As Photon International Magazine describes it, “SolWest brings together a mixture of…

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Rent Food Preserving Equipment

July 16, 2013
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Rent Food Preserving Equipment

Food Preservation Equipment Rental Mirador Community Store at 2106 SE Division St. got the idea for renting out preserving equipment through interactions with their customers. Lynn Hanrahan, the store’s owner, noticed that there were two themes that came up: 1) The customer needed the equipment, say a Steam Juicer, just once a year to process…

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Kickstart Eco-Friendly Health Habits

July 3, 2013
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Kickstart Eco-Friendly Health Habits

It’s hard to change lifestyle and dietary habits so we can be more energized and live longer. When we’re motivated, change can be easy and good habits can develop, especially if we’ve reached a point where our bad habits have become painful enough that we seek relief. Even if we’re motivated, we still need to…

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Remotely Monitor Your Home Energy Use

May 30, 2013
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Remotely Monitor Your Home Energy Use

Dial In Your Home’s Temperature from Anywhere Whether your home’s heating and cooling system runs on natural gas, coal, nuclear power, geothermal, wind, or solar, maximizing the system’s efficiency will benefit both you and the environment. Of course, there is plenty that we can do to our homes to control their climate more effectively: Improving…

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Fourth Annual Garden Home Community Sustainability Fair

April 24, 2013
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Fourth Annual Garden Home Community Sustainability Fair

Hosted by the Garden Home Community Library and the Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Dept. Date, Location & Details: Tues., April 30 from 4 – 6pm at the Garden Home Community Recreation Center, 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland, OR 97223. Free and open to the public. Visit booths on sustainable topics and businesses including gardening,…

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