The first Green Festival in Portland, Oregon will handle wastes by using tried & true methods, plus inspiration from its very sustainable host city.
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A new company in Portland, OR, is getting into the insulated concrete forms business, which means more Styrofoam kept out of the landfill.
Seven e-waste recyclers with social missions have formed Impact Recyclers, a network for streamlining services + infinite plastic water bottles.
Portland, Oregon brewers competing in the Pure Water Brew challenge will turn treated residential wastewater into delicious, drinkable beer.
A prison recycling program has reduced waste sent to the landfill and composts food waste. It saves the taxpayers almost $10,000 a year.
The concept of a wooden bicycle has captured the imagination of designers; manufacturers, however, aren’t sold yet. So, we’ve generally seen either concepts at this point, or handmade wooden bikes that are well beyond the budgets of most of us. If you want to ride something made of wood, a skateboard is still your best […]
Portland, Oregon, and other US cities, are exploring the eco district concept, which focuses on neighborhood-scale sustainability efforts.
Make no mistake about it – the Pacific Northwest of the US has long been a frontrunner in the green movement. Then again, this isn’t a huge surprise. The area features majestic mountain ranges, lush forests and continually evolving eco-friendly towns and cities. Many residents make sustainability a priority, and the following demonstrates five ways the Pacific Northwest keeps pushing green forward.
If you’ve kept an eye on the federal government’s “Cash for Clunkers” program (which will end on Monday), you know that it’s been a huge success on a number of fronts: hundreds of thousands of people have traded in older, less fuel-efficient vehicles for new models with better gas mileage, and some auto manufacturers are […]
As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of college and university programs that expose students to sustainability either through the classroom or through working projects and installations on campus (or a combination of both). Most of the programs I’ve featured, though, tend to focus on the “traditional” undergrad student — the 18-21 year old […]