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.

Sustainable Neighborhoods in 2016: The Value of the Community

There are a variety of aspects that factor into a home’s value, but its location and neighborhood offerings can make or break a sale. In modern neighborhoods, a move towards sustainability has become the expectation, and for good reason. The effects of sustainability seep into every desirable facet of a neighborhood; one of these important … Read More.

Upcycling Windows & Doors – Urban Gardening Projects

As the modern trend toward “green living” continues to gain popularity, several urban centers have found creative and resourceful ways to reduce their carbon footprints on the environment. In particular, one eco-friendly initiative — upcycling — has become increasingly common among city dwellers due to its ease, accessibility and artsy appeal.
Upcycling describes the process of … Read More.

How smartphones can help in building a sustainable life

With the growing dependency on technology, electronic waste is also increasing by the minute. Business Green said that the problem of e-Waste could reach 50 million tonnes by 2017, with most of it being dumped and traded in developing countries. In fact, up to 90 percent of the electronic waste in the world is illegally … Read More.

Moving to a New Home, the Green Way

Moving is not a fun task, and  a move can become wasteful, considering all the non-recyclable material and household goods being tossed out as garbage. With the right planning, a move doesn’t have to be stress-inducing, nor wasteful. There are opportunities to cut down on waste, and provide yourself with a fresh start in a new … Read More.

New Year, New You: How You Can Spend More Time Outdoors

The average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. When it’s broken down, the time spent in buildings accounts for 87 percent and the last six percent is spent inside of vehicles. If you’re ready to resolve to spend more time outside, … Read More.

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Holiday Sale!

[ December 12, 2015; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. December 13, 2015; 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. ] Shop local at the Super Colossal 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 12th + 13th, 2015
11am – 6pm
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EverGreen Gift Market

[ December 12, 2015 10:00 am to December 13, 2015 4:00 pm. ] December 12th, 2015 10am – 4pm

Marshall Community Center, Vancouver, WA
EverGreen Gift Markets feature handmade, local, upcycled and sustainably-sourced gifts. You will find something for everyone on your gift list and have the peace of mind of knowing that your purchases support a more sustainable future for you, your loved ones and your community.
Discover new tastes, … Read More.

Green Festival Expo Comes to Portland

[ December 11, 2015; 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. December 12, 2015; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. December 13, 2015; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ]
Oregon Convention Center December 11th – 13th

This is the largest and longest-running sustainability event in the US. There will be yoga classes, B2B mentoring sessions for green business owners, a Family Fun Pavilion for kids and test drives in all-electric/hybrid vehicles.

Find all you need to live a more sustainable lifestyle at the Portland Green Fest! … 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.