Archives for June 2011

Where were you in 1991?

Solar Energy International Was Just Getting Started Teaching the World About Renewable Energy Technologies.

Solar Training and Renewable Energy Education – Celebrating 20 Years

For 20 years, Solar Energy International has been dedicated to hands-on and online solar training and renewable energy education in wind, micro-hydro, sustainable building and developing world technologies. Solar Energy International also works … Read More.

Skin is No Obstacle for BPA

Bisphenol-A, also known as BPA, is an industrial chemical component of many widely-used items including plastics, resins, canned food linings, and paper goods. Studies have suggested that long-term or high-dose exposure to the organic, estrogen-like compound disrupts the body’s endocrine system and may be linked to cancer, heart disease, intestinal damage, reproductive problems, erectile dysfunction, … Read More.

Portland Green Parenting Opens The Warehouse

“The Warehouse”, a unique business in the Brooklyn neighborhood at 3434 SE Milwaukie Avenue is home to a collection of resources and services meant to connect, sustain, nourish and support families, our local food shed and the environment. The project started out in 2007 as a meet-up group for mothers called Portland Green Parenting, in … Read More.

Oregon Introduces Cordless Chainsaw

Oregon, the world’s leading manufacturer of saw chain and other accessories for chainsaws introduces the PowerNow 40V Max Cordless Tool System product line.

First up is the 40V Max Chainsaw 14” Kit that delivers a smarter way to work: cleaner, quieter and free from the hassles of gasoline or corded power. Just charge the universal PowerNow … Read More.

West Hills Collision Center Invests in Electric Loaner Cars

In what we can all hope will become a widespread practice, West Hills Collision Center has recently purchased an all electric Nissan Leaf which will be used as a loaner car for customers that are having their cars repaired at their shop. They have also ordered a second Leaf for the same purpose. As you … Read More.

History, Habits & Water Bottles

In early 1946 when my dad returned home from the Philippines after the end of WWII, he brought with him a treasure trove of neat stuff to fire the imagination of a seven year old. All the right stuff was there for exploring the empty lots in our Long Island (NY) suburban neighborhood: knapsack, pup … Read More.

Tips for an Eco-Conscious Wedding

Weddings are a huge and expensive undertaking and can leave an even bigger footprint on the environment. More and more couples are looking for ways to be more environmentally friendly which can be difficult since weddings are typically associated with hyper-consumption and produce a great deal of waste. Invitations, decorations, food, travel, etc. the list … Read More.

Biodiversity and the Google Menu

This article was originally printed in “Who’s Your Farmer” a guide to eating locally in the Gorge, published by the Gorge Grown Grown Food Network.

Google is committed to giving back and broadening our community outreach. We encourage green stewardship practices that support long-term well-being environmentally, economically and socially. With our office located in the agriculturally dense … Read More.