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.

Wanted Artwork, Poems & Artwork

[ April 22, 2018; ]

Now accepting submissions! Honoring Our Rivers publishes student (K-college) artworks, photos, poems, and prose (including those in foreign languages) inspired by rivers and watersheds of the Pacific Northwest. We invite all students, guardians, and educators to also participate in our themed section, which will center on Tribes of the Pacific Northwest and their ancestral and … Read More.

City of Portland Fix it Fairs 2018

[ January 27, 2018; 9:30 am to 3:00 pm. February 24, 2018; 2:30 am to 3:00 pm. ]
The Fix-It Fair is a FREE City of Portland event where you can learn simple ways to save money and connect with resources. Join your neighbors and talk to the experts about how to spend less and stay healthy.
Save the dates below for next season of Portland Fix-It Fairs. Bring an item for repair
Fair hours … 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.

Top Five Energy-Efficient Home Appliances

The importance of sustainable living is picking up momentum. From buying locally grown produce to conserving water, there are endless ways to help make your mark on our planet in a positive way right in your own home.
For those interested in making their home even more eco-friendly — to help save the planet and to … Read More.

Become a Stream Steward!

Clark Public Utilities’ StreamTeam sponsors the Stream Stewards program for those interested in making a difference in the great outdoors.
Six Saturdays (8:30am – 2pm) and three Tuesday evening (6 – 8:30pm) workshops provide FREE hands-on training focused on our local environment.
Topics include:
· Local plants and animals
· Water quality and aquatic insects
· Stream restoration theory
Classes start … Read More.

10 Things I Learned While Living Without Running Water

It is much easier than I thought to conserve resources.
My wife and I recently endured fifteen days of living without running water while a new well was being drilled on our property. If I was a more conscientious blogger, I suppose I would have chronicled the experience daily, as it unfolded.
But the truth is, I … Read More.