New Year, New You: How You Can Spend More Time Outdoors

The average American spends 93 percent of their time indoors, according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health. When it’s broken down, the time spent in buildings accounts for 87 percent and the last six percent is spent inside of vehicles. If you’re ready to resolve to spend more time outside, … Read More.

Velomobiles in the Gorge

If you were traveling on I-84 on July 29 you might have seen what appeared to be a whole bunch of kiddie cars heading east. Well they weren’t kiddie cars, they were velomobiles and they were going from Portland to Washington, DC as part of the Roll Across America Tour (ROAM). The tour was billed … Read More.

Portland Pedal Power Delivers the Green Living Journal

The hardy folks at Portland Pedal Power have finished their deliveries of the Winter issue of the Green Living Journal and neither rain, nor rain, nor even more rain could keep these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
What an eco-friendly and economical delivery system for the all too congested core business district … Read More.

Portland Is The Perfect Place For The Shweeb

Portland is noted for its innovative ideas, sustainability, and for being bicycle friendly. Well check out Shweeb, because it is all of the above and more. You get a workout, avoid automobiles, ride above congestion, stay out of the weather, and get where you are going while enjoying a fantastic view. And it’s a whole … Read More.

SoupCycle Delivers Organic Soup-Based Meals Made from Locally Sourced Foods

A couple of years ago, a couple of college students made a business plan to make and sell locavore soup and deliver it by bicycle. The students came to Portland and set up their business, SoupCycle.

Jed Lazar and Shauna Lambert are the creative cooks and bicycle peddlers behind the food service business. They source local … Read More.

Perfect Timing

From EcoGeek here are a couple of related news items that you can take as you see fit:
First: A new study from NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has identified on-road transportation as the most significant overall source contributing to global warming. Power generation, while having the greatest total impact, also includes a large number … Read More.