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.

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.

5 Best Gadgets for Monitoring Your Energy Use

Bill Gates is investing $2 billion in renewable technology over the next five years, according to an interview with The Financial Times. “Cleantech” companies and startups are on the rise with investors looking for the next big thing in green technology. But you don’t need to wait for the technology sector to catch up and … Read More.

3 HVAC Considerations for an Eco-Friendly Home

A sustainable home is one that will not only contribute to a cleaner environment but also enable homeowners to enjoy significant savings on their utility bills every year. Naturally, there are many factors involved in constructing such a home, including home size and design, materials used, and window placement. Selecting an efficient heating, ventilation, and … Read More.

How to Beat Your Heat Bill in 10 Simple Steps

As the temperatures outside drop this winter, keep your home’s interior warm and comfortable with these effective heat-saving strategies. The following tips will also help your household conserve energy and reduce utility costs throughout this season.
 
1. Hang Thermal Curtains
Cover windows with heavy, woven drapes to prevent heat from escaping through the glass panes. Keep … 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.

9 Gadgets that Help You Monitor Your Energy Use

Energy efficiency, carbon footprint, emissions: You know these are measurements you should monitor and adjust, but how to get started? What’s the best way for an Average Joe (or Jane) to take charge of their energy use?
Thankfully you don’t have to pursue a fancy science degree to begin understanding your carbon footprint. Instead, you just … Read More.

April Solar Drinks, Oregon Energy Policies and Statutes That Encourage Solar Energy

[ April 22, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] April Solar Drinks

Date: Tuesday – April 22nd, 2014

Location: 1600 Pioneer Tower 888 SW Fifth Avenue Portland Oregon 97204

Oregon energy policy and related statutes encourage development of sustainable energy resources, including solar, and give cities and counties the authority to adopt solar access ordinances.  Energy law attorney, Duncan Delano, will explain state laws that eliminate prohibitions … Read More.

March Solar Drinks at the Old Market Pub and Brewery

[ March 26, 2014; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Get some solar powered fuel refreshments
Date: Wednesday – March 26th, 2014

Location: Old Market Pub and Brewery – 6959 SW Multnomah Blvd, Portland, OR 97223

Event Details:

Solar Oregon takes its March Solar Drinks to the Old Market Pub and Brewer for some solar powered fuel refreshments and conversation on bringing down the cost of solar led by … Read More.

How to Stop Energy from Leaking out your Windows & Doors

In an economy struggling to recover, businesses and individuals alike are trimming costs wherever possible. Many homeowners are choosing to put their budgets on a diet — and a good place to start eliminating unnecessary costs is with energy use. Most homeowners pay dearly for the convenience of appliances, climate control, and electric lighting. Among … Read More.