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.

Garden Home Library Sustainability Fair

[ October 12, 2018; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Garden Home Rec Center Gymnasium

7475 SW Oleson Rd, Portland 

Friday, October 12, 2018 

4:00 PM 8:00 PM 

Check out booths on various sustainable topics and businesses from gardening to recycling to water.  Besides exhibitors, there will also be a REPAIR FAIR. 

For more info: Heather Waisanen, 

Heatherw@wccls.org  503-245-9932 

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.

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.

Change Yourself Change the World

Sometimes I think, “Wouldn’t it be great to change the way things are?”  Well, yes it would, aside from the huge responsibility were it possible. It isn’t possible, of course – and just as well. But we can change ourselves and how we interact with the world. In fact, the only way we can really … Read More.

Mother Earth News Fair 2018

[ August 4, 2018; 2:00 am to 6:00 pm. August 5, 2018; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Mother Earth News Fair
Aug 4th and 5th
Linn County Fair Grounds Albany, OR
This is our 7th  year of participating in the Mother Earth News Fair and we look forward to it all year!
150 exhibitors and over 100 workshops along with a line up of exciting and informative speakers.

Come away with ideas and inspiration for your lifestyle, … Read More.

Oregon Tradeswomen’s 26th Annual Career Fair

[ May 19, 2018; 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Saturday, May 19, 2018 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center
16021 NE Airport Way Portland, OR 97230
Oregon Tradeswomen announces its 26th annual Career Fair, offering an introduction to the jobs, skills, and benefits of a career in the skilled construction trades. Learn skills in hands-on workshops, try out tools, meet employers, meet … Read More.

Why Not Do Something About It?

Do you feel frustrated about what you see on TV, online, and in other media? 
I used to volunteer for Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) as a mentor for their discussion courses. This entailed going to the first meeting of a new group to explain the class structure and to lead the first session, then returning to … Read More.