Wanted Artwork, Poems & Artwork

[ April 22, 2018; ]

Now accepting submissions! Honoring Our Rivers publishes student (K-college) artworks, photos, poems, and prose (including those in foreign languages) inspired by rivers and watersheds of the Pacific Northwest. We invite all students, guardians, and educators to also participate in our themed section, which will center on Tribes of the Pacific Northwest and their ancestral and … Read More.

Tall Wood Buildings

 
Tall wood buildings are on the rise in the Northwest thanks to the recent development of a wood product known as Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). At the time that this article was written five of these buildings are either in design or under construction right here in Oregon:

Lever Architecture’s Albina Yard building
PATH Architecture’s 8-story Carbon 12 … Read More.

Learn About the Birds and the Bees 

“Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape” is the focus of the 4th annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference.
Saturday, March 3, 2018 
Attendees will learn from experts what to do and not do in your backyard landscape.
Discover the extremely prolific native pollinator: mason bees, their nests and pests.
Vendors will bring nesting boxes, mason bee cocoons, plants, seeds, books and more. If … Read More.

Become a Certified MASTER RECYCLER

Learn from the experts.

Connect with others. Make a difference. Take an eight-week course on the latest informa- tion on consumption and recycling. Then, promise to volunteer 30 hours to share what you learned with neighbors, coworkers and community.

WHAT: Clackamas County course and volunteer program
WHEN: Eight consecutive Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. in April and … Read More.

City of Portland Fix it Fairs 2018

[ January 27, 2018; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. February 24, 2018; 2:30 am to 3:00 pm. ]
The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Join your neighbors and talk to the experts about how to spend less and stay healthy.
Save the dates below for next season of Portland Fix-It Fairs. Bring an item for repair
Fair hours … Read More.

American College of Healthcare Science Holiday Open House

[ December 15, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]
On Campus Holiday Open House
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 5005 SW Macadam Ave, Portland OR 97239
Join ACHS & The Apothecary Shoppe for some holiday cheer!
11-11:30 a.m. – Experience how easy it is to craft your own tea blend and make your own tea bags for holiday gifts
12-12:30 p.m. Aromatherapy blending … Read More.

Study Finds ‘Rollie Pollies’ Remove Heavy Metals From Soil, Protects Groundwater

Turns out a little bug we don’t think of much is one of the best protectors of soil ever imaginable. Read on to find out more!
Turn over a brick or a board lying in the yard and underneath you may find a collection of pill bugs scurrying about. Also known as “rollie pollies” or wood- lice, … Read More.

Coming Soon: “Leaf to Home” Emergency Electrical Backup

Adapted from a Nissan Motor Co. Press Release
Today about 4,000 households in Japan are utilizing their EVs to manage home energy use. They can be used as a backup power supply for blackouts and emergencies.
Electric Vehicle (EV) batteries can do more than just provide power for driving – they can also be used as … Read More.

Local Research on Natural Therapies

National College of Natural Medicine’s Helfgott Research Institute is a professional independent, non-profit research institute located in SW Portland, whose mission is to conduct rigorous, high quality, research on the art and science of healing, specifically working to understand natural forms of medicine.  At Helfgott, scientists from the fields of naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, immunology, and nutrition … Read More.

Pacific Crest Trail Days and Bridge Walk

[ August 28, 2015; August 29, 2015; August 30, 2015; ] 9th Annual PCT Days Aug. 28 – 30
Free classes and activities, plus see all the latest trail gear. Saturday morning take a walk across the Bridge of the Gods.