Birdfest and Bluegrass at Ridgefield Natural Wildlife Refuge

[ October 6, 2017; October 7, 2017; October 8, 2017; ] BirdFest and Bluegrass Ridgfield National Wildlfe Refuge Ridgfield, WA
October 6, 7, & 8, 2017
The much loved BirdFest and Bluegrass of the past has returned!
Enjoy bluegrass music throughout Ridgefield, with picker’s jamming in businesses, venues, and parks around town. There will be family activities in downtown Ridgefield, as well as an Audubon Live Bird Show, … Read More.

American Herbalists 28th Symposium

[ October 5, 2017; October 6, 2017; October 8, 2017; October 9, 2017; ] 28th Annual Symposium Oregon Garden Resort, Silverton October 5 – 9 
The American Herbalists Guild is holding its 28th Annual Symposium, at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Oregon. The Symposium hosts some of the world’s leading herbal educators delivering cutting edge presentations on a wide range of topics in herbal medicine. The Guild believes that … Read More.

National Drive Electric Week

[ September 10, 2017; September 11, 2017; September 12, 2017; September 13, 2017; September 14, 2017; September 15, 2017; September 16, 2017; September 17, 2017; ] Photo Credit: Mike Pace

Sept. 9-17, 2017

National Drive Electric Week is the world’s largest celebration of the electric car. Last year we had 235 events with 120,000 attendees across 46 states, 7 provinces, and 7 countries. This year will be bigger and planning is now well underway. NDEW is a unique opportunity … Read More.

Simple Living

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.
– Confucius
Ah yes, simple living. Who hasn’t, at some time, wished for a simpler life? Which then begs the question: why do we feel the need to live more simply? Are we frustrated? Stressed out? Fed up? Sick and tired of being sick and tired? … 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.

18th Annual Cracked Pots Recycled Arts Show

[ August 1, 2017; 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. August 2, 2017; 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. ] August 1st and 2nd at McMenamins Edgefield

Mugwumps

2126 SW Halsey Troutdale

Elizabeth See

Stroll the grounds at Edgefield and find upcycled metal arts, textiles, ceramic art, sculpture, jewelry, and glass art. Visit with over 100 reuse artists whose work consists of at least 80% recycled/reclaimed materials.

See a sampling of the … 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.

13th Annual Celebrate Hillsboro

[ July 15, 2017; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Saturday July 15th Downtown Hillsboro
The 13th annual Celebrate Hillsboro, brings Hillsboro together on the streets of downtown. Celebrate Hillsboro embraces and invites everyone from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and interests to celebrate innovation, hometown values, green spaces and family-friendly traditions. Be entertained with live music, arts and crafts, free health screenings, eco-friendly activities, and … Read More.

Sharing the Caring at the End of Life

What needs to be shared and who needs it
Earlier this year I went to a small gathering in Eugene put on by five folks who had a few things in common: they lived in the same town with no plans to move; they’ve been active in their community for decades; and they’re pragmatic activists with … Read More.

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.