12th Annual Recycled Arts Festival

[ June 24, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. June 25, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
June 24th and 25th at Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver, WA
The Recycled Arts Festival (RAF) started twelve years ago as a way to educate and get the community excited about waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Clark County. It has grown into a huge family event, with more and more artists participating every year.

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Voluntary Simplicity

Think about it this way: if you buy a $4 coffee every workday, that’s approximately $1000 a year spent on coffee. If you make $10 an hour, that equates to 100 hours of work just to buy coffee. Voluntary Simplicity is about making conscious choices.
 
In 1995, my husband Jon and I signed up to take … Read More.

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.

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.

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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.