Sterling College Completes Fossil Fuel Divestment

Sterling College, an environmentally focused, liberal arts institution located in Northern Vermont,  announced that they have completed the divestment of its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. As of July 1, 2013, the college’s endowment is invested in a fossil fuel free portfolio at Trillium Asset Management in Boston, MA.
President Matthew Derr said, “Sterling College … Read More.

Chicken of Eggshells

Kyle Bean is a U.K. artist with a passion for craft and conceptual thinking as is apparent in his innovative chicken sculpture made of eggshells.
Why compost when you can make art?
See more of Kyle’s art at:

Top Ten Reasons to Buy From Local Growers

Shopping in large corporate grocery stores that are open 24/7 is convenient. Supporting a local agricultural economy requires more planning, commitment and thought. Here are ten powerful reasons to do so:
1. Contribute to the Local Economy
Buying food from chain grocery stores depends on a large infrastructure to support a global food system that removes about … Read More.

The Basics of an Energy Efficient Mortgage

Going green has many benefits. Not only does it lower your impact on the environment, but it could potentially save you money. When it comes to your home, it can be difficult to make your house more energy efficient. Luckily, with an Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM), you can borrow more money to help you upgrade … Read More.

Regular Auto Maintenance Is Good for You, Your Wallet, and The Environment

Why should you spend time and money maintaining your vehicle?
The average new car cost $30,500 in 2012. That’s a pretty steep investment, so it makes sense to squeeze every dime out of it. I asked Tom Dwyer, owner of Tom Dwyer Automotive Services in Portland, OR, for the best way to keep our vehicles on … Read More.

SMART Composting: A Rind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

More and more, people recognize that putting organic matter in a landfill is a waste of both money and natural resources. Organic material in a landfill decomposes anaerobically (without oxygen), releasing harmful methane. You can do your garden and the planet a good turn by turning your organic spoils into food for the earth.
Composting returns … Read More.

Energy Conservation & Resource Fair

[ October 26, 2013; 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. ] Community Action’s Energy Conservation and Resource Fair will be held on Saturday, October 26, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm at Mountain View Middle School, 17500 SW Farmington Rd., Beaverton, OR. The fair is free and open to everyone in the community. There are activities for adults and children. Information at the fair is available … Read More.

12th Annual Gorge Green Home Tour

[ October 4, 2013; 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm. October 5, 2013; ] Tour the Gorge Green Homes
Gorge Green Home Tour – Saturday, October 5, Starts at 9 am at Hood River Waterfront Park
The cost of the tour is $10 per person or $25 per carpool of three or more. Cyclists are $5. Entrance into the Expo is included in the ticket price.
Presented by Gorge Owned (GO!) … Read More.

GoGreen Conference October 15th, 2013

[ October 15, 2013; 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and government decision-makers.
If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet for the GoGreen Conference it is not too late. The Green Living Journal Network saves $50 on tickets when they use promotional code ‘GREENLIVING’. (Code must be used at time of ticket purchase). Register Here.

GoGreen Portland … Read More.

Earth-Centric Grows, Moves

EARTH-CENTRIC, “Supplier of Sustainable Nature-Based Product Alternatives”, has moved.
Earth-Centric opened it’s doors to a new larger location at 7126 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland, OR. They are expanding their storefront and warehouse space from just 1,000 sq. ft. to over 5,100 sq. ft. Come by and check out their new location. With the added space, … Read More.