Archives for June 2014

Popular Eco-friendly Recycled Arts Festival Vancouver, WA

[ June 28, 2014; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. June 29, 2014; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Live entertainment, family-friendly activities and more than 130 vendors selling art crafted from recycled items will highlight the ninth annual Recycled Arts Festival.

Show your support for our environment at this summer’s coolest eco-friendly festival in the Pacific Northwest by heading to Vancouver for some fun.

The free event,  will be held in Esther Short Park at … Read More.

SolWest Fair is Moving to La Grande

[ June 27, 2014; 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm. June 28, 2014 9:00 am to June 29, 2014 9:00 pm. June 29, 2014; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] After 15 years of success, SolWest Fair will shift sponsorship from EORenew to Oregon Rural Action. This year’s fair will highlight the “energy for sustainable communities” with three days of workshops, demonstrations, and vendors that focus on renewable energy and sustainability.

Learn about energy efficiency, solar and wind energy, alternatively fueled vehicles, sustainable food and living, … Read More.

Black Soldier Flies or Me and My ‘Maggots’

I love compost. Specifically, my compost, the product of backyard alchemy. I fuss, fidget, adjust and probably take as much pride in rolling the finished product through my fingers as I do picking the vegetables that grow so healthily in my garden.
So it was with some alarm that I discovered a living intruder, actually a … Read More.

Solar Now! University, Make Solar Projects Happen

[ June 13, 2014; 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. June 14, 2014; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] Solar Now! University (SNU) is a conference for those who make and want to make solar projects happen in the Pacific Northwest. It’s where community leaders connect with industry experts; where big ideas meet hands-on information; and where renewable energy leaders illuminate where solar is now and how to help steer it.
This year’s conference is hosted by the … Read More.