Being Prepared

Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the US Government has taken steps to encourage all citizens to make their own survival preparations, and since 2004, September has been officially designated as National Preparedness Month. September was chosen for two reasons. First, the tragedies of 9/11 highlighted to the nation the importance of being prepared, … Read More.

Simple Living

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
– Confucius
Ah yes, simple living. Who hasn’t, at some time, wished for a simpler life? Which then begs the question: why do we feel the need to live more simply? Are we frustrated? Stressed out? Fed up? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? … Read More.

EV Roadmap 9 Is Almost Here

[ July 20, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. July 21, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Interested In the Future of Electric Vehicles?
Take in the EV Roadmap 9 at the World  Trade Center, 121, SW Salmon St., Portland OR
We are excited to attend the EV Roadmap 9 Conference, this July in Portland, OR. If you are interested in exploring Electric Vehicle emerging trends, sharing best practices, and mapping the road ahead, … Read More.

Solar Synergy 2.0

We at the Green Living Journal believe that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system, combined with in-home battery storage, is the only sensible, sustainable tool that individuals can use to reduce their impact on the environment, protect themselves from rising electric rates, and provide energy security in the event of disasters (natural or otherwise). In other … Read More.

The Grass is Always Greener

Ok, so it’s not the grass that we are talking about, it’s the tools that we use in our yards – mowers, trimmers, clippers, pruners, cultivators, and saws – that can be a lot greener. As Bob Dylan says, “The times they are a – changin,’ ” and, as history has so often shown, it’s … Read More.

Electric Living

Gas Powered Washing Machines
How many of us give our washing machines a second thought? And why should we? They’re reliable, automatic, hidden away, and quietly serve us when needed, with little fuss or mess.
It was not always so.
Back in the “good ole days”, Maytag (and others) built gasoline engine-powered washing machines because only cities had … Read More.

The Mother Earth News Fair is Coming to Albany Oregon

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The Mother Earth News Fair is coming to  Albany, Oregon June 6th and 7th, at the Linn County Expo Center. Brought to you by the magazine that is The Original Guide To Living Wisely. The fair offers practical, hands-on training and experience  by leading experts in: renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more!

Green Living is proud to be … Read More.

Crossroad in the 21st Century

The Future of Our Energy
Solar?
Wind?
or
Fossil Fuels?

America is changing the way it produces energy, and that change is taking place at an increasing rate as the years go by. In order to get an idea of the magnitude of these changes, we at Green Living checked out two recently released reports that tell the story with … Read More.

Big Money Against GMO Labeling

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.

Good News for Solar Energy

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.