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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Celebrate Earth Month at Lloyd Eco Fair

[ April 15, 2016; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. April 16, 2016; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ] Lloyd Eco Fair
Friday and Saturday April 15-16
11:30am-1:30pm
Lloyd Center, West Mall Court
Celebrate Earth Month with displays, activities and information showcasing the power of sustainability.
Extra fun kids activities on Saturday!
Brought to you by the Lloyd Eco District and Lloyd Center
This FREE two-day event will bring together local businesses and organizations to promote sustainable practices in the community … Read More.