Garden Home Community 5th Annual Sustainability Fair

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[ October 21, 2014; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Great Fun For the Whole Family!
The 5th annual Garden Home Community Sustainability Fair will be Tuesday, October 21 from 4pm-7pm. It’s free and open to the public. Visit booths on various sustainable topics and businesses from gardening to recycling to water. Here are a just a few of the booths that will be at … 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.

Big Money Against GMO Labeling

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And So It Begins. The big money pours in against GMO labeling.
This is what came in my mail on Saturday, and so I decided to take a closer look. A closer look at the No on 92 Coalition, that is, and I did find what I was looking for.
Guess what? The usual suspects are pouring … Read More.

Green Collar Jobs

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We are on the verge of technological breakthroughs that promise stimulating new careers and may transform old occupational niches. The new frontier of eco-friendly trades will require  retrofitting, designing, and building, which will open green-collar opportunities, that will fall on the labors of highly trained technicians.
Construction Retrofitting
Green technology means nothing if it does not deliver  … Read More.

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.