9 Gadgets that Help You Monitor Your Energy Use

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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 just … Read More.


The next season of Fix-It Fairs starts November 22, 2014.

[ November 22, 2014; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. January 24, 2015; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. February 21, 2015 9:30 am to February 22, 2015 3:00 pm. ] 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.

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The next season of Fix-It Fairs … Read More.

Where did my interest go?


It’s painfully obvious to more and more Americans that the interest from their bank accounts, money market funds, and other fixed income investments has plummeted in recent years.
Why the huge drop? Simply put, because the U.S. Treasury, the bedrock upon which most interest-paying and fixed-income investments are based, has purposely dropped rates paid on the … Read More.

Community Action Energy Conservation Resource Fair

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[ October 25, 2014; 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. ] 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 children, doors prizes and … Read More.

GoGreen14 Conference

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[ October 16, 2014; ] October 16, 2014
Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom
The 7th annual GoGreen Portland conference brings together private and public sector leaders to share their work on the key components of a framework for a socially sustainable community. Experts will discuss social equity advocacy, the development of new economic models, competitive city strategies, behavioral change, new innovations and … Read More.