Earthen Hand

The Local Application of Traditional Building Techniques
According to Scott Howard, founder of Earthen Hand Natural Building, the materials and methods in natural building construction are highly sustainable because they are readily available and easy to use.
Structures built of earthen materials are more likely to last for many centuries in contrast to a few decades for … Read More.

Columbia Sportswear and A Box Life

A Box Life is a Columbia Sportswear-sponsored initiative that encourages communal effort to reuse cardboard shipping boxes. The goal of A Box Life is to keep cardboard boxes in use longer, reduce shipping impacts and encourage people to personally reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Portland-based Columbia Sportswear offers customers the option of receiving their merchandise in a … Read More.