Garden Home Community Library Sustainability + Repair Fair

[ October 13, 2017; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Friday, Oct. 13 from 5-7:30 pm
Garden Home Recreation Center
Gymnasium 7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland
This is a free, family friendly event with topics of interest for everyone including parents, retired folks, apartment dwellers, or homeowners. Exhibitors include: Brooks Design Services, Ecobinary, Eco Shuttle, Green Living Journal, Grocery Getter Organic, H20 at Home, Happy … Read More.

18th Annual Cracked Pots Recycled Arts Show

[ August 1, 2017; 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. August 2, 2017; 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. ] August 1st and 2nd at McMenamins Edgefield

Mugwumps

2126 SW Halsey Troutdale

Elizabeth See

Stroll the grounds at Edgefield and find upcycled metal arts, textiles, ceramic art, sculpture, jewelry, and glass art. Visit with over 100 reuse artists whose work consists of at least 80% recycled/reclaimed materials.

See a sampling of the … Read More.

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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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.

17th Annual Crackedpots Art Show

[ July 19, 2016; 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. July 20, 2016; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]

Artist Betsy Soifer
Acres of art and decades of experience grace this show, come see the over 90 artists. New and returning artists every year.
The 17th Annual Crackedpots Art Show
 Tuesday & Wednesday, July 19th & July 20th, 2016 at
McMenamins Edgefield

 

Artist Mary Gilgenbach
Hours 10am to 8pm Tuesday, 10am to 4pm Wednesday
2126 … Read More.

PGE and World Trade Center Host Earth Day Fair

[ April 14, 2016; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]

Thursday, April 14

from 11am-1:00 pm

World Trade Center Plaza,

25 SW Salmon, Portland

More than 40 vendors will be on hand, showcasing everything from alternative transportation, environmental and beneficial nonprofits and, of course, sharing ways to reduce and manage energy consumption. There will be collections for gently used books, an E-waste turn in for old … 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.

The Impact of Recycling

Americans spend and average of $51,000 on household expenditures per year.  Most are for items which end up as trash and goes to the landfill.
Currently, the average person recycles 1.14 pounds per day-if-everyone doubled what they recycle from 1.14 to 2.28 pounds, our nation could be recycling 30 million tons annually. 65 million more tons … Read More.

Crackedpots Art Show and “ReClaim It!” Store Opening

[ July 22, 2014; 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. July 23, 2014; 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. ] Cracked Pots 15th Annual Art Show at McMenimens Edgefield
Creatively Reducing Waste
Over 100 artists will showcase and sell their up-cycled art featuring indoor, outdoor, and wearable pieces at McMenamins Edgefield July 22 & 23. Come see what was saved from the trash and given a new life.

If you just can not make that date, never fear … Read More.

The Clark County Habitat for Humanity ReStore Grand Opening!

[ July 25, 2014; July 26, 2014; ] The Clark County Habitat for Humanity ReStore moves to 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd in Vancouver (just off I-205). this July. The new building will house both the HFH Store and Evergreen Habitat for Humanity offices. The HFH Store closes its 5000 E 4th Plain Blvd address by June 30.

The new site offers a convenient … Read More.