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.

4 Innovative Ways to Save the Wilderness and Ourselves

At this point, we know humans have had a huge impact on the environment; attempts to mitigate these effects have seen rapid advancement thanks to increasing urgency and ever growing technology. Today, conservationists find a wealth of tools at their disposal, allowing for amazing and ever-evolving relationships with the flora and fauna they seek to … Read More.

Get Back To Nature, Even While You Live in the City

The crowds and noise of a big city can leave you anxious and with frayed wits. As a nature lover who appreciates your own personal space, the city sometimes leaves you overwhelmed. However, there are ways you can bring serenity back to your life in the form of the nature you love, even while in … Read More.

StreamTeam is Recruiting AmeriCorps members!

Want to set yourself apart in the environmental field?  Join StreamTeam as an AmeriCorps member!
StreamTeam in Vancouver, WA is recruiting six AmeriCorps members who will assist with restoration activities such as native tree plantings, invasive plant surveys/removal, and maintenance of our native plant nursery; educational activities such as student tours and presentations; and planning and … Read More.

StreamTeam’s 17th annual Earth Day Fest

[ April 16, 2016; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] CLARK COUNTY’S LARGEST EARTH DAY EVENT
April 16, 2016 10:00am to 2:00pm

Salmon Creek Regional Park

Clark Public Utilities and Clark County Environmen­tal Services, present the planting and community fair that will feature live entertainers performing throughout the day, including a live Birds of Prey performance from the Portland Audubon Society and a physics juggling act. Vancouver Montes­sori … Read More.

PGE and World Trade Center Host Earth Day Fair

[ April 14, 2016; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]

Thursday, April 14

from 11am-1:00 pm

World Trade Center Plaza,

25 SW Salmon, Portland

More than 40 vendors will be on hand, showcasing everything from alternative transportation, environmental and beneficial nonprofits and, of course, sharing ways to reduce and manage energy consumption. There will be collections for gently used books, an E-waste turn in for old … Read More.

Palm Oils: Nutrition vs the Environment

Photo by Agus Andrianto for Center for International Forestry Research.
If you happened to read my book review in the Spring 2015 edition of the Green Living Journal, I cited the research from Michael Moore on Salt Sugar Fat. In the review I covered these three unhealthy ingredients that are added to almost all processed foods. However, … Read More.

Become a Stream Steward!

Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam sponsors the Stream Stewards program for those interested in making a difference in the great outdoors.
Six Saturdays (8:30am – 2pm) and three Tuesday evening (6 – 8:30pm) workshops provide FREE hands-on training focused on our local environment.
Topics include:
· Local plants and animals
· Water quality and aquatic insects
· Stream restoration theory
Classes start … Read More.

Clark County Stream Team Earth Day Event

[ April 19, 2014; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam is hosting its annual Earth Day Celebration
Celebration Saturday, April 19, at the Salmon Creek Regional Park near Klineline Pond.
The 15th Annual celebration is Clark Couty’s largest Earth Day tree planting and family event! The family-friendly event will feature a free community EcoFair between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with fun for … Read More.

Radon, an Invisible, Odorless Northwest Issue

Portland and Vancouver have a radon issue–
one that has been here for thousands of years–and it is not going to go away. The soil in the Willamette Valley, much of Clark County, and the Columbia River Gorge has a granite component, Ice Age material brought down the Columbia River from Montana repeatedly between 10,000 and … Read More.