Good News for Solar Energy

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According to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) Q2 2014 Solar Market Insight Report, the     U.S. solar industry is nearing 16 gigawatts (GW) of  installed capacity. This is enough to power more than 3.2 million homes.
“Solar continues to soar, providing more and more homes, businesses, schools and government entities across the … Read More.

National Drive Electric Week


National Drive Electric Week, September 15 – 21, 2014
Plug in America just issued a press release giving details on the fourth annual observance of the National Drive Electric Week.
“A record number of volunteers nationwide and beyond will ensure that others may discover the benefits of electric cars with National Drive Electric Week. The fourth annual … Read More.

Northwest Homesteading Fair

Mary's goat cart

[ September 20, 2014; ]  The Homesteading Fair  September 20, 2014 – Lyle WA

Vendors, Food, and Music. Free workshops about self-sufficiency, simple living, emergency preparedness, and reconnecting with the natural world. From pack goats to homeschooling and beekeeping to faery gardens, this fair has something for everyone. Cheese making, hat knitting, Solar 101, gardening, soap making, and cooking workshops.

Add in … Read More.

Dufur Threshing Bee


[ August 9, 2014; August 10, 2014; ] Step Back in Time for a a Weekend at the Dufur Threshing Bee.
August 9th & 10th in Dufur Oregon.

Using old-time machinery and draft horses, wheat is harvested as you would have seen at the turn of the 20th centry. This year’s Threshing Bee is August 9th & 10th.

Highlights of the Threshing Bee

Grange Breakfast. Both … Read More.

Become a Stream Steward!

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Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam sponsors the Stream Stewards program for those interested in making a difference in the great outdoors.
Six Saturdays (8:30am – 2pm) and three Tuesday evening (6 – 8:30pm) workshops provide FREE hands-on training focused on our local environment.
Topics include:
· Local plants and animals
· Water quality and aquatic insects
· Stream restoration theory
Classes start … Read More.