Voluntary Simplicity

Think about it this way: if you buy a $4 coffee every workday, that’s approximately $1000 a year spent on coffee. If you make $10 an hour, that equates to 100 hours of work just to buy coffee. Voluntary Simplicity is about making conscious choices.
 
In 1995, my husband Jon and I signed up to take … Read More.

26th Annual Home and Garden Idea Fair

[ April 28, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. April 29, 2017; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. April 30, 2017; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Clark Public Utilities 26th Annual Home, Garden and Idea Fair
Clark County Event Center
17402 NE Delfel Road, Ridgefield, WA
April 28, 29, & 30, 2017
This local tradition features hundreds of home and garden businesses, indoor landscape displays, one of the largest plant sales in Clark County, local farmer’s market vendors and a variety of free hands-on activities … Read More.

18th Annual Earth Day Fest at Salmon Creek

[ April 22, 2017; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] Clark County PUC Stream Team’s 18th Annual Earth Day Fest
Salmon Creek Regional Park April 22, 2017 10am to 2pm
 

Ride your bike or stroll down the Salmon Creek Green- way to enjoy free children’s activities, wildlife shows, salmon releases and more! Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam is hosting its 18th Annual Earth Day Fest in partnership with … Read More.

New Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens

The Dwarf Tomato Project
We have not been trying to keep them a secret. In fact, for the past five years we have been a conduit for introducing gardeners all over the world to new varieties of compact tomatoes. With their popularity increasing, everywhere you look in the tomato gardening world, there is buzz about the … Read More.

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.

Organicology: The Study of a Sustainable Food Future

[ February 2, 2017; February 3, 2017; February 4, 2017; ] The organic food and agriculture community will come together on February 2-4, 2017 at the Portland Hilton Downtown for the fifth biennial ORGANICOLOGY conference, considered to be the largest gathering for organic farmers, activists, policy experts, educators, retailers and sustainable organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Keynote Speakers 

Mas Masumoto, Masumoto Family Farm

Mas is an organic farmer on … Read More.

Sustainability In Business:

How Technology Has Helped Corporations Go Green
Corporations are stereotypically not seen as good proponents for the environment. However, many people are seeing the advantages of running a large company that helps the environment. They are proud to be more sustainable and less worried about printing paper and paying high energy bills. It is important to … Read More.

Crafty Wonderland Holiday Sale

[ December 10, 2016; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. December 11, 2016; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. ]
Crafty Wonderland Super Collosal Holiday Sale
It’s one-stop shopping for amazing handmade accessories, art, clothing, house wares, food, drink and more. Something for everyone and the opportunity to meet the makers! Plus you can get your craft on in the free DIY Area!
Saturday & Sunday, December 10th & 11th, 2016 11am – 6pm Oregon Convention Center … Read More.

Work for a USDA Certified Organic Facility

Essential Wholesale and Labs: http://www.essentialwholesale.com/ is hiring customer service representatives for their natural and organic cosmetic company. Use your people skills to help small businesses and entrepreneurs build their indie skincare and body care business. We are a USDA Certified Organic facility and we love our customers! You’ll talk on the phones, communicate through email, … 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.