The Trouble with Research (Part 2)

In a previous article about “The Trouble with Research’” I wrote about the infuence of industry groups who fund research in order to advance their viewpoint. Independent research is great, but when it’s funded by an industry group, the lines of independence become blurred. Researchers need funding, so when large contributors call, it’s hard to … Read More.

Portland Veg Fest

[ October 14, 2017; October 15, 2017; ]  

Saturday and Sunday, October 14-15, 2017
Exhibit Hall and Speaker Rooms: 10am-6pm
Oregon Convention Center – Exhibit Hall A
Speakers, exhibitors,  food samples, cooking demos, book store, family activities, fashion and beauty, Veg lifestyle product and service exhibitors. $10 for a single day or $17 for a two-day pass.

Exhibitor list https://nwveg.org/vegfest-sponsors-exhibitors-2017

Speakers and presentations: https://nwveg.org/vegfest-program-2017

Birdfest and Bluegrass at Ridgefield Natural Wildlife Refuge

[ October 6, 2017; October 7, 2017; October 8, 2017; ] BirdFest and Bluegrass Ridgfield National Wildlfe Refuge Ridgfield, WA
October 6, 7, & 8, 2017
The much loved BirdFest and Bluegrass of the past has returned!
Enjoy bluegrass music throughout Ridgefield, with picker’s jamming in businesses, venues, and parks around town. There will be family activities in downtown Ridgefield, as well as an Audubon Live Bird Show, … Read More.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

[ August 5, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. August 6, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Aug. 5-6, 2017 Albany, OR
So much to see, do, and learn. With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.

Take a look at the program here.

And here is the line of speakers and workshops.

Check out the exhibitor list and stop by and say … Read More.

Are You Ready for the EcoChallenge?

[ October 14, 2016; October 28, 2016; ] Small Actions Add Up to Real Change
The Northwest Earth Institute invites you to take on a personal sustainability challenge, and join thousands of other par- ticipants as they prove that small actions add up to real change during the 2016 EcoChallenge.

The EcoChallenge provides the tools and inspiration to turn intention into action, and gives you … Read More.

StreamTeam’s 17th annual Earth Day Fest

[ April 16, 2016; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] CLARK COUNTY’S LARGEST EARTH DAY EVENT
April 16, 2016 10:00am to 2:00pm

Salmon Creek Regional Park

Clark Public Utilities and Clark County Environmen­tal Services, present the planting and community fair that will feature live entertainers performing throughout the day, including a live Birds of Prey performance from the Portland Audubon Society and a physics juggling act. Vancouver Montes­sori … Read More.

Celebrate Earth Month at Lloyd Eco Fair

[ April 15, 2016; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. April 16, 2016; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Lloyd Eco Fair
Friday and Saturday April 15-16
11:30am-1:30pm
Lloyd Center, West Mall Court
Celebrate Earth Month with displays, activities and information showcasing the power of sustainability.
Extra fun kids activities on Saturday!
Brought to you by the Lloyd Eco District and Lloyd Center
This FREE two-day event will bring together local businesses and organizations to promote sustainable practices in the community … Read More.

Local Research on Natural Therapies

National College of Natural Medicine’s Helfgott Research Institute is a professional independent, non-profit research institute located in SW Portland, whose mission is to conduct rigorous, high quality, research on the art and science of healing, specifically working to understand natural forms of medicine.  At Helfgott, scientists from the fields of naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, immunology, and nutrition … Read More.

Planting the Seeds:

Bringing Plants and Children Together
The growing seasons of spring and summer are joyous events for nature lovers. Those who live with the darkness and snow of winter are thrilled with each new plant popping up, bird songs galore and the long, light-filled days. The regenerative energy of spring is obvious among children; just ask any … Read More.

Place-based Education: Connecting Classroom and Community

Something’s Happening Here
As you stroll down the halls of your neighborhood school at nine o’clock on a Wednesday morning, you notice that something is different. Many of the classrooms are empty; the students are not in their places with bright, shiny faces. Where are they? In the town woodlot, a forester teaches tenth graders to … Read More.