Archives for December 2010

Portland Pedal Power Delivers the Green Living Journal

The hardy folks at Portland Pedal Power have finished their deliveries of the Winter issue of the Green Living Journal and neither rain, nor rain, nor even more rain could keep these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
What an eco-friendly and economical delivery system for the all too congested core business district … Read More.

EcoApprentice Brings College Students and Businesses Together for the Environment

A soon to be launched, interactive website will unite businesses and college students in an ongoing effort to better the environment. EcoApprentice.com is the brainchild of Richard Halpern, a public high school counselor who drew on 15 years of experience in education to combine two of his passions‚ sustainability and career based education.
EcoApprentice will foster … Read More.

Life Without Wheels – An Interview with Kevin Pile

Surely you’ve had one of those days when you thought about just giving up owning a car altogether. You know, one of those days when you just found out that the new timing belt’s going to cost you $1800 and while they are in there working on that they might as well do…(you fill in … Read More.

Purple Wind Turbines May Be Less Likely to Harm Birds

photo flickr user Stuart Yeates

Researchers Chloe Long, Dr. James Flint,  and  Dr. Paul Lepper , all colleagues at the Loughborough University in the United Kingdom,  conducted experiments to learn whether color might play a role in attracting insects to wind turbines. They measured how many insects were attracted to different colored cards laid out in … Read More.

The RINSE Project Helps Wineries Reuse Wine Bottles

Cowhorn Winery in Applegate Valley, Oregon has teamed up with Wine Bottle Renew to establish a powerful new bioregional program called ‘The RINSE Project.’ The project cuts per-bottle cost and reduces wineries’ carbon footprints by recycling used wine bottles and preparing them for industry reuse.
Some 300-million cases of wine are sold in the United States … Read More.

Portlander Develops Indow Windows

Portland’s newest green business wants to save Oregon residents money on their energy bills and save the planet at the same time. Indow Windows, located in Portland, recently scaled up its operations and is producing its patent-pending window inserts for customers throughout the Portland metro area.
Indow Windows are sheets of acrylic glazing edged with a … Read More.