The Trouble with Research (Part 2)

In a previous article about “The Trouble with Research’” I wrote about the infuence of industry groups who fund research in order to advance their viewpoint. Independent research is great, but when it’s funded by an industry group, the lines of independence become blurred. Researchers need funding, so when large contributors call, it’s hard to … 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.

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.

12th Annual Recycled Arts Festival

[ June 24, 2017; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. June 25, 2017; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. ]
June 24th and 25th at Esther Short Park in Downtown Vancouver, WA
The Recycled Arts Festival (RAF) started twelve years ago as a way to educate and get the community excited about waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Clark County. It has grown into a huge family event, with more and more artists participating every year.

Check … Read More.