Archives for January 2014

Sterling College Completes Fossil Fuel Divestment

Sterling College, an environmentally focused, liberal arts institution located in Northern Vermont,  announced that they have completed the divestment of its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. As of July 1, 2013, the college’s endowment is invested in a fossil fuel free portfolio at Trillium Asset Management in Boston, MA.
President Matthew Derr said, “Sterling College … Read More.

Free Composting, Recycling and Sustainability Training, Clark Co.

[ February 6, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Make a Difference in 2014
The Master Composter/Recycler Program invites Clark County residents to join others in the community with a passion for sustainability and become a Master Composter/Recycler. Applications are being accepted for a free “learn and serve” volunteer training in composting, recycling, and other waste reduction and sustainability techniques. This comprehensive training will include … Read More.

Chicken of Eggshells

Kyle Bean is a U.K. artist with a passion for craft and conceptual thinking as is apparent in his innovative chicken sculpture made of eggshells.
Why compost when you can make art?
See more of Kyle’s art at:
http://kylebean.co.uk/

Solar Oregon, Solar Drinks in the New Year

[ January 22, 2014; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]
January Solar Drinks
Solar and Renewables at New Columbia
Wednesday, January 22, 6-8pm
Join Solar Oregon for the first Solar Drinks of the New Year and hear New Columbia’s Solar Story. New Columbia’s 82 acre redevelopment in 2006 incorporated a broad range of solar and sustainable approaches. Learn about this unique development and get an update on Home … Read More.

The Ten Best Green Cars

After years and years of planning, lobbying and testing, green cars have become a viable alternative for both makers and consumers.. Cars are available with hybrid or alternative fuel systems, so car buyers can choose from a wide range of eco-vehicles to ease the environmental angst of a growing number of ecologically aware consumers.

In Portland, … Read More.

Make Your Own Shoes

[ January 6, 2014; 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. ] Start the New Year with a DIY for your “sole”.
Make Your Own Shoes, 7 week course begins January 6 
4-7pm for 7 consecutive Mondays

 at People’s Coop Community Room, 3029 SE 21st Ave.

Turnshoes are a form of  footwear that’s more than a thousand years old. They use a lightweight upper and a heavier sole, sewn … Read More.