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.

The Kids Day in Court

“Every generation inherits a world it never made; and, as it does so, it automatically becomes the trustee of that world for those who come after. In due course, each generation makes its own accounting to its children.” -Robert Kennedy
Today’s kids aren’t happy with our generation’s failure to be responsible trustees of the world, nor … 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.

PGE World Trade Center Earth Day Event

[ April 18, 2017; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Tuesday April 18th from 11-1
The fifth annual event, in the covered outdoor 2WTC Plaza, will feature almost 50 vendors, and opportunities to recycle your personal paperwork, batteries and electronic gadgets.

The event is free and open to everyone, so invite your friends and family members to join you in celebrating Earth Day.

The 2017 lineup includes … Read More.

4 Innovative Ways to Save the Wilderness and Ourselves

At this point, we know humans have had a huge impact on the environment; attempts to mitigate these effects have seen rapid advancement thanks to increasing urgency and ever growing technology. Today, conservationists find a wealth of tools at their disposal, allowing for amazing and ever-evolving relationships with the flora and fauna they seek to … Read More.

Get Back To Nature, Even While You Live in the City

The crowds and noise of a big city can leave you anxious and with frayed wits. As a nature lover who appreciates your own personal space, the city sometimes leaves you overwhelmed. However, there are ways you can bring serenity back to your life in the form of the nature you love, even while in … Read More.

StreamTeam is Recruiting AmeriCorps members!

Want to set yourself apart in the environmental field?  Join StreamTeam as an AmeriCorps member!
StreamTeam in Vancouver, WA is recruiting six AmeriCorps members who will assist with restoration activities such as native tree plantings, invasive plant surveys/removal, and maintenance of our native plant nursery; educational activities such as student tours and presentations; and planning and … Read More.

StreamTeam’s 17th annual Earth Day Fest

[ April 16, 2016; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] CLARK COUNTY’S LARGEST EARTH DAY EVENT
April 16, 2016 10:00am to 2:00pm

Salmon Creek Regional Park

Clark Public Utilities and Clark County Environmen­tal Services, present the planting and community fair that will feature live entertainers performing throughout the day, including a live Birds of Prey performance from the Portland Audubon Society and a physics juggling act. Vancouver Montes­sori … Read More.

PGE and World Trade Center Host Earth Day Fair

[ April 14, 2016; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ]

Thursday, April 14

from 11am-1:00 pm

World Trade Center Plaza,

25 SW Salmon, Portland

More than 40 vendors will be on hand, showcasing everything from alternative transportation, environmental and beneficial nonprofits and, of course, sharing ways to reduce and manage energy consumption. There will be collections for gently used books, an E-waste turn in for old … Read More.

Palm Oils: Nutrition vs the Environment

Photo by Agus Andrianto for Center for International Forestry Research.
If you happened to read my book review in the Spring 2015 edition of the Green Living Journal, I cited the research from Michael Moore on Salt Sugar Fat. In the review I covered these three unhealthy ingredients that are added to almost all processed foods. However, … Read More.