Invest in Women, Change the World

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[ March 26, 2015; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Aline Your Investments with Your Values and Celebrate National Women’s History Month
The Portland Office of Progressive Asset Management is offering a series of workshops on Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing.  The first in the series:
Investing in Women
March 26th at 6 pm
First Unitarian Church
1034 SW 13th Avenue, Portland OR
Hear three national speakers present information about Investing … Read More.

The Impact of Recycling

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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 tons … Read More.

GO Solar in the Gorge

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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! Solar is a community … Read More.

Urban Lumber


Several years ago while renovating a landscape for an older home being flipped by a realtor, my whole thinking about lumber completely changed. The house, long occupied by an aging woman, had been in a state of disrepair. The new property owner, John, removed pretty much all of the vegetation in order to make sense … Read More.

Leave It at the Door

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What’s in the dust in your home? 
There may be insect fragments, lead dust, pesticides, pollen, dust mites, animal dander, hair, human skin flakes, fungal spores or cigarette ash.
Many of the contaminants inside your home are brought in from outdoors. They can enter your home on your shoes and clothing. Not surprisingly, the greatest concentration of … Read More.