MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

[ August 5, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. August 6, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Aug. 5-6, 2017 Albany, OR
So much to see, do, and learn. With more than 150 workshops, there is no shortage of informative demonstrations and lectures to educate and entertain you over the weekend.

Take a look at the program here.

And here is the line of speakers and workshops.

Check out the exhibitor list and stop by and say … 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.

Oregon Solar Celebration

[ July 20, 2017; 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. ] OSEIA wants the solar message to be clear, we cannot be stopped!
July 20th 3p to 6p  The Breathe Building  2305 SE 50th Ave. Portland

The Oregon Solar Celebration will feature a rally for solar and clean energy because the Oregon legislature fell short in their support for clean energy last week. On the sunny side, we … Read More.

13th Annual Celebrate Hillsboro

[ July 15, 2017; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Saturday July 15th Downtown Hillsboro
The 13th annual Celebrate Hillsboro, brings Hillsboro together on the streets of downtown. Celebrate Hillsboro embraces and invites everyone from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and interests to celebrate innovation, hometown values, green spaces and family-friendly traditions. Be entertained with live music, arts and crafts, free health screenings, eco-friendly activities, and … Read More.

Sharing the Caring at the End of Life

What needs to be shared and who needs it
Earlier this year I went to a small gathering in Eugene put on by five folks who had a few things in common: they lived in the same town with no plans to move; they’ve been active in their community for decades; and they’re pragmatic activists with … Read More.

The Trouble With Research (part 1)

In a previous edition of the Green Living Journal I wrote about ‘The Trouble with Natural’, in which I explained that ‘natural’ has no defined meaning from the USDA or the FDA. This term often used in food marketing gives the consumer no real information for decision making.
I will address sponsored food- based research, which … 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.

Check … Read More.

20th Annual Plant and Garden Fair

[ May 13, 2017; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] The 20th Annual Camas Plant & Garden Fair in Downtown Camas is the day before Mother’s Day. This favorite Spring event will return with all of its color, interest and diversity on Saturday, May 13th from 9am until 4pm. Find a wide array of plants, flowers, trees, garden art, planters, garden furniture, birdhouses, iron works, and a … Read More.

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.

26th Annual Home and Garden Idea Fair

[ April 28, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. April 29, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. April 30, 2017; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Clark Public Utilities 26th Annual Home, Garden and Idea Fair
Clark County Event Center
17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA
April 28, 29, & 30, 2017
This local tradition features hundreds of home and garden businesses, indoor landscape displays, one of the largest plant sales in Clark County, local farmer’s market vendors and a variety of free hands-on activities … Read More.