Crafty Wonderland Holiday Sale

[ December 10, 2016; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. December 11, 2016; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. ]
Crafty Wonderland Super Collosal Holiday Sale
It’s one-stop shopping for amazing handmade accessories, art, clothing, house wares, food, drink and more. Something for everyone and the opportunity to meet the makers! Plus you can get your craft on in the free DIY Area!
Saturday & Sunday, December 10th & 11th, 2016 11am – 6pm Oregon Convention Center … Read More.

Green Festival Expo 2016

[ December 9, 2016; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. December 10, 2016; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. December 11, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Back for the 2nd year the Green Festival is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the US.
December 9th – 11th
Oregon Convention Center Halls B & C
There will be yoga classes,  a Family Fun Pavilion for kids and test drives in all-electric/hybrid vehicles.
Featured is the Portland Local Marketplace – shop locally, taste vegan and vegetarian … Read More.

Sustainable Preparedness Expo

[ October 23, 2016; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Sunday October 23rd at the Portland Expo Center. Seminars and hands on training by experts on 3 tracks all day.
Vendors with preparedness supplies and knowledge. Door prizes!
Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
Sunday October 23rd at the Portland Expo Center
For more information and a list of classes and vendors: http://susprepexpo.com/portland-2016/
 

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.

Junk Bonanza Portland

[ October 14, 2016; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. October 15, 2016; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Artisan repurposed pieces and vintage finds.
An indoor, juried vintage market for purveyors and shoppers of vintage finds, antiques, architectural
salvage, artisan-repurposed and upcycled goods! All artfully arrayed for a best-of shopping experience! $10 general admission; $25 Early Bird available online at kinassauer.com — allows for two hours prime shopping before the doors open for general … Read More.

Move Over Portland: 5 U.S. Cities That Are Just as Green

Portland, Oregon, is renowned for being the (arguably) greenest city in the United States. And although Portland offers a wonderfully green lifestyle overflowing with public transportation, alternative energy and local food galore, here are five green cities in the U.S. that offer similar opportunities for a pursuit of sustainability.
Chicago
Chicago is dedicated to living green, and … Read More.

Green Canyon Apothecary Grand Opening July 9th

[ July 9, 2016; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ]

Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods has opened The Green Canyon Apothecary .

Their retail store aims to be a hub of health and well being for the Mount Hood community. They’re a full service herbal apothecary, & natural living classroom space. They will be serving teas, healthy snacks, and nourishing smoothies. They’ve got a focus on using … Read More.

Mother Earth News Fair!

[ June 4, 2016; 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. June 5, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Do you have an interest in Back to the Land, DIY, Self Reliance,  Backyard Homesteading?

You need to be at the  Mother Earth News Fair!

150 + Hands-On Workshops

Organic Gardening
Food Preparation & Preservation
Natural Health
Renewable Energy
Homesteading
Small-Scale Livestock
Green Building
Remodeling
Green Transportation
and More Related Topics

Local and national experts will lead the sessions.

In … Read More.

5 Best Gadgets for Monitoring Your Energy Use

Bill Gates is investing $2 billion in renewable technology over the next five years, according to an interview with The Financial Times. “Cleantech” companies and startups are on the rise with investors looking for the next big thing in green technology. But you don’t need to wait for the technology sector to catch up and … 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.