Electric Living

Gas Powered Washing Machines
How many of us give our washing machines a second thought? And why should we? They’re reliable, automatic, hidden away, and quietly serve us when needed, with little fuss or mess.
It was not always so.
Back in the “good ole days”, Maytag (and others) built gasoline engine-powered washing machines because only cities had … Read More.

Book Review: Salt Sugar Fat

By Michael Moss
Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us
Reviewed by Ken Condliff
If you like to read mysteries, and great “who done it” stories, you will love the new book by Michael Moss. It reads like a research thriller, taking the reader through a nutritional crime scene. While some mysteries have unwilling victims – … Read More.

Is Your Garden Hose Toxic?

On a hot summer day, there’s nothing better than cold water. Whether it’s in a tall glass or straight from the garden hose, there’s nothing like a cool drink for both you and your plants.
Both you and your gardens need it and most of you don’t think twice about using your hose as a source … Read More.

The Mother Earth News Fair is Coming to Albany Oregon

[ June 6, 2015; June 7, 2015; ]
The Mother Earth News Fair is coming to  Albany, Oregon June 6th and 7th, at the Linn County Expo Center. Brought to you by the magazine that is The Original Guide To Living Wisely. The fair offers practical, hands-on training and experience  by leading experts in: renewable energy, organic gardening, sustainable agriculture, green home building and more!

Green Living is proud to be … Read More.

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale

[ May 9, 2015; 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. ]

Crafty Wonderland Super Colossal Spring Sale!
Saturday, May 9th
11am – 6pm  

at the Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd., Hall D

Portland, OR 97232
Free Admission! All Ages!
Goodie bags for the first 200 shoppers! 


The Safe Seed Pledge: A Contract Between Gardeners & Their Seed Suppliers

Although the science and technology behind genetic engineering was established by the late 1970s, it was not until 1980, when the government began allowing lifeforms to be patented, that corporations realized that they were sitting on a goldmine. Simply speaking, by manipulating the DNA of living things, calling these organisms unique, and protecting them with … Read More.

Goldendale 7th Annual Home and Garden Show

[ May 1, 2015; 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm. May 2, 2015; 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. May 3, 2015; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ] Goldendale’s Seventh Annual Home & Garden Show continues to grow in popularity. This FREE event runs from Friday, May 1, through Sunday, May 3, and will be as chock full of education and visual wonders as ever! Show times are Friday from noon to 7pm, Saturday from 10am to 6pm, and Sunday from 10am to … Read More.

Change the World: Investing for a Fossil Fuel Free Future

[ April 23, 2015; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] Celebrate Earth Day and  Change the World:
Investing for a Fossil Fuel Free Future 
April 23rd; 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Ecotrust Building 
721 Northwest 9th Avenue, Portland
Climate change is one of the concerns driving money into Sustainable, Responsible and Impact investing. SRI funds have grown by 76 percent between 2012-2014. (See USSIF 2014 Trends Report).  Many of those … Read More.

16th Annual Earth Day Family Eco-Fair

[ April 18, 2015; 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. ] National Celebrities!
The Clark Public Utilities Stream Team Celebrates their 16th annual Earth Day Family Eco-Fair.
Free event. Saturday April 18th from 10am to 2pm.
Salmon Creek Regional Park.
Get up close to birds of prey from the Audubon Society. Lots of educational nature activities. Live entertainment and door prizes. Lots of family fun.

For more info:  … Read More.

Invest in Women, Change the World

[ March 26, 2015; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] Aline Your Investments with Your Values and Celebrate National Women’s History Month
The Portland Office of Progressive Asset Management is offering a series of workshops on Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing.  The first in the series:
Investing in Women
March 26th at 6 pm
First Unitarian Church
1034 SW 13th Avenue, Portland OR
Hear three national speakers present information about Investing … Read More.