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.

18th Annual Earth Day Fest at Salmon Creek

[ April 22, 2017; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Clark County PUC Stream Team’s 18th Annual Earth Day Fest
Salmon Creek Regional Park April 22, 2017 10am to 2pm
 

Ride your bike or stroll down the Salmon Creek Green- way to enjoy free children’s activities, wildlife shows, salmon releases and more! Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam is hosting its 18th Annual Earth Day Fest in partnership with … Read More.

New Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens

The Dwarf Tomato Project
We have not been trying to keep them a secret. In fact, for the past five years we have been a conduit for introducing gardeners all over the world to new varieties of compact tomatoes. With their popularity increasing, everywhere you look in the tomato gardening world, there is buzz about the … Read More.

PGE World Trade Center Earth Day Event

[ April 18, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Tuesday April 18th from 11-1
The fifth annual event, in the covered outdoor 2WTC Plaza, will feature almost 50 vendors, and opportunities to recycle your personal paperwork, batteries and electronic gadgets.

The event is free and open to everyone, so invite your friends and family members to join you in celebrating Earth Day.

The 2017 lineup includes … Read More.

Organicology: The Study of a Sustainable Food Future

[ February 2, 2017; February 3, 2017; February 4, 2017; ] The organic food and agriculture community will come together on February 2-4, 2017 at the Portland Hilton Downtown for the fifth biennial ORGANICOLOGY conference, considered to be the largest gathering for organic farmers, activists, policy experts, educators, retailers and sustainable organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Keynote Speakers 

Mas Masumoto, Masumoto Family Farm

Mas is an organic farmer on … Read More.

Sustainability In Business:

How Technology Has Helped Corporations Go Green
Corporations are stereotypically not seen as good proponents for the environment. However, many people are seeing the advantages of running a large company that helps the environment. They are proud to be more sustainable and less worried about printing paper and paying high energy bills. It is important to … Read More.