EV Roadmap 9 Is Almost Here

[ July 20, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. July 21, 2016; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Interested In the Future of Electric Vehicles?
Take in the EV Roadmap 9 at the World  Trade Center, 121, SW Salmon St., Portland OR
We are excited to attend the EV Roadmap 9 Conference, this July in Portland, OR. If you are interested in exploring Electric Vehicle emerging trends, sharing best practices, and mapping the road ahead, … 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.

5 Eco-Friendly Car Products  

While walking and riding a bike are the greenest methods of transportation, they aren’t very practical for most people, especially suburbanites. Most of us need our cars to get through daily life – getting to work, shuttling kids around, etc. – so going without a vehicle isn’t really an option. But this doesn’t mean you … Read More.

“Bikes Mean Business” July Green Drinks in the Gorge

[ July 8, 2014; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] The Green Living Journal along with the Port of Cascade Locks and Gorge Owned are hosting Green Drinks on July 8, 2014, in Cascade Locks at the Marine Park Pavilion from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

In response to the growing interest in biking in the Gorge, the theme is “Bikes Mean Business”  and bicycles will … Read More.

Regular Auto Maintenance Is Good for You, Your Wallet, and The Environment

Why should you spend time and money maintaining your vehicle?
The average new car cost $30,500 in 2012. That’s a pretty steep investment, so it makes sense to squeeze every dime out of it. I asked Tom Dwyer, owner of Tom Dwyer Automotive Services in Portland, OR, for the best way to keep our vehicles on … Read More.

Mr. Graunke and His Dream Car

There are some dreams that just never die and there are some people that will never quit pursuing them. Gary Graunke had such a dream and for the last 46 years he has been pursuing it.
The dream began in 1966, when two representatives from General Motors came to Gary’s high school and talked about electric … Read More.

3rd Annual John Day or Bust EV Caravan

Imagine three Nissan Leafs (one red, one white, and one blue), and a couple of converted Toyota Yarises (one with a splashy Monavie ad), all caravanning 290 miles from Portland to John Day, OR. We were taking our electric vehicles (EVs) to SolWest, a yearly enduring renewable energy and sustainability fair, to show them off … Read More.

Studded Tires

Studded tires have bothered me for years. The driving on ruts, the road noise, the dangerous hydroplaning, and the costs to repair the roads are all concerns for me.
As a citizen activist, I contacted my legislator and the Oregon Department of Transportation, but couldn’t get any justifiable answers as to why studded tires are still … Read More.

Shweeb: Light Rail for Bicyclers

image courtesy of Shweeb.com
Here’s an idea that seems to be the Portland bicycler’s dream come true: a recumbent bike enclosed from the “Oregon Mist” and suspended safely above auto and truck traffic. Or, as their website states, “By integrating the unique properties of monorail and recumbent cycle technologies, Shweeb delivers a personal, efficient, and cost-effective … Read More.

Life Without Wheels – An Interview with Kevin Pile

Surely you’ve had one of those days when you thought about just giving up owning a car altogether. You know, one of those days when you just found out that the new timing belt’s going to cost you $1800 and while they are in there working on that they might as well do…(you fill in … Read More.