Coming Soon: “Leaf to Home” Emergency Electrical Backup

Adapted from a Nissan Motor Co. Press Release
Today about 4,000 households in Japan are utilizing their EVs to manage home energy use. They can be used as a backup power supply for blackouts and emergencies.
Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries can do more than just provide power for driving – they can also be used as … Read More.

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.

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.

Solar Synergy 2.0

We at the Green Living Journal believe that the solar photovoltaic (PV) system, combined with in-home battery storage, is the only sensible, sustainable tool that individuals can use to reduce their impact on the environment, protect themselves from rising electric rates, and provide energy security in the event of disasters (natural or otherwise). In other … Read More.

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.

Crossroad in the 21st Century

The Future of Our Energy
Solar?
Wind?
or
Fossil Fuels?

America is changing the way it produces energy, and that change is taking place at an increasing rate as the years go by. In order to get an idea of the magnitude of these changes, we at Green Living checked out two recently released reports that tell the story with … Read More.

Green Collar Jobs

We are on the verge of technological breakthroughs that promise stimulating new careers and may transform old occupational niches. The new frontier of eco-friendly trades will require  retrofitting, designing, and building, which will open green-collar opportunities, that will fall on the labors of highly trained technicians.
Construction Retrofitting
Green technology means nothing if it does not deliver  … Read More.

A Cleaner Burn

Aprovecho means “to make the best use of ” in Spanish. A most fitting name for a non profit research center in Cottage Grove Oregon that has been working on sustainable and best use methods since 1982.
Researchers at Aprovecho have created a commercially available rocket stove with GreenFire Technology™ which could make a large impact … Read More.