Portland Fix it Fairs

[ January 26, 2019; 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. February 23, 2019; 12:30 am to 2:30 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.
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Organicology Conference 2019

[ February 14, 2019; February 15, 2019; February 16, 2019; ]  February 14- 16 2019          Hilton Downtown Portland
The organic food and agriculture community will come together for the sixth biennial ORGANICOLOGY conference, considered to be the largest gathering for organic farmers, activists, policy experts, educators, retailers and sustainable organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Organicology offers a unique educational curriculum that unites the organic food … Read More.

2018 Biodynamic Conference

[ November 14, 2018; November 15, 2018; November 16, 2018; November 17, 2018; November 18, 2018; ]
November 14 – 18, 2018 Red Lion Jantzen Beach 909 N Hayden Island Dr. Portland, OR
Five Days of inspiring and thought provoking keynotes, and 60+ diverse workshops.
Hundreds of farmers, gardeners, vintners, educators, researchers, activists, and enthusiasts—from the Pacific Northwest, across North America, and around the world— will gather for the Biodynamic Association’s 2018 North American … Read More.

Portland VegFest

[ October 20, 2018; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. October 21, 2018; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Oct. 20-21 Exhibit Hall A Portland Convention Center.
FEATURES

Notable speakers, experts and authors to discuss topics in health and nutrition; environmentalism; and animal welfare and compassion
Food exhibitors/product sampling
Exhibitor sales, including restaurant area
Classes for easy entry to a healthy plant-based diet
Cooking Demos
Bookstore
Family Activities Area
Teen Activities Area
Veg Lifestyle Product … Read More.

Go Green Portland 2018

[ October 10, 2018; ] Join us @GoGreenPDX sustainability conference, along with a diverse set of stakeholders from the Portland region. October 10, 2018  at the Gerding Theater in The Armory 128 NW 11th Ave.

The GoGreen Conference, created and organized by Social Enterprises, is a sustainability learning experience for business and government decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the … Read More.

19th Annual BirdFest and Bluegrass Celebration

[ October 5, 2018; October 6, 2018; October 7, 2018; ] October 5-7 Ridgefield, Washington
2018 marks the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, National Geographic, the National Audubon Society, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and BirdLife International will join forces with more than 100 other organizations and millions of people around … Read More.

City of Portland Home Energy Score Program

Starting at the begining of 2018, sellers of single-family homes in the City of Portland must obtain and disclose a Home Energy Report estimating the energy-related use, associated costs, and cost-effective solutions to improve the home’s energy efficiency. The Home Energy Score and the Home Energy Report must be provided for real estate listings and … Read More.

Green Drinks-a place to network with eco-minded businesses and folks

How it all started 
In 1989, at a pub called the Slug and Lettuce in North London, Edwin Datschefski was sitting with his green design colleagues, Yorick Benjamin and Paul Scott, when he noticed an enviro-minded acquaintance at a nearby table. As it turned out, the friend was sitting with a few of his own eco-conscious mates. … Read More.

A  Waste Free Life  in PDX 

By Jenica Barrett 
When people think of Portland, Oregon, they think of bridges, bike paths, microbreweries, and coffee houses. The word “eco-friendly” comes to mind. This is exactly what I imagined when I moved to Portland last summer. As someone living zero waste, I knew that I needed to move to a city filled with bulk … Read More.

Planet Fat

In keeping with Green Living Journal’s Spring 2018 theme of “Be the Change”, I refer readers to an interesting series published in the New York Times titled “Planet Fat” which started in September 2017. It’s relevant to the reader who wants to be informed of changes in our world food chain and its impact on … Read More.