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.

Herbs for a Change

Great Grandma M used to say, “You are what you eat”. Perhaps she said that as she saw her four daughters move away from farm life with all the great natural fruits, vegetables, and meats to live in towns where food would be very different. With all the health problems brought on now-a-days by what … Read More.

Pacific Crest Trail Days

[ August 17, 2018; August 18, 2018; August 19, 2018; ] All things outdoor recreation located in the only town on the Pacific Crest Trail!

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of August

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of August
By August, the planting season is nearly over and the yard and garden are in harvest and maintenance mode. Take time to sit, relax and enjoy the produce you have fostered from your plot of this Earth.
In the Vegetable Garden

Dig potatoes as soon … 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.

Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of July

Mike Dunton’s Maritime Northwest Edition Victory Gardener’s Almanack for the month of July
July marks the peak of the spring gardening season. This is the time of the year to reap the rewards of our Winter and Spring work. Some crops are peaking; some are done and ready to be removed to make room for planting … 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.