Sustainability Made Simple: Travel tips for sustainable living

By Kate Gaertner and Amy Hall For the Hollywood Star News One of the largest areas under our direct control is how we get from our house to where we want to go. Travel utilizing a combustion engine automobile or necessitating an air-flight to get us to our final destination contributes mightily to our personal […]

Portland Named the Most Eco-Friendly City in America

Portland is a city with an eco-conscious spirit. From harnessing the sun for renewable energy to having one of the highest levels of energy-efficient commuters, Portland is a city revered for its eco-consciousness. It is in the top 1% of the country for the power they generate from renewable sources. One of their largest energy […]

Why you should consider a micro-wedding

Are you considering a small-scale, intimate celebration for your wedding day? Perhaps a large gathering is currently not possible, or simply doesn’t appeal. The prevailing trend for micro weddings brings many benefits: they cost less money to organize, they’re more eco-friendly, you have more flexibility regarding your venue, and hosting a select celebration lets you […]

The Ultimate Guide to a Sustainable Travel Experience

From finding the perfect destination to eagerly packing your bags, planning your next vacation can be quite a fun and exciting task. However, instead of making travel beneficial only for you, why not do your best to benefit the world around you as well? From choosing sustainable means of transport to booking accommodation that doesn’t […]

6 family fun recommendations to do this Spring

source: KGW Spring is looking very different this year as health officials continue to urge caution due to COVID-19 but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck at home. As daily coronavirus cases continue to fall and Oregon counties begin to gradually reopen, there are plenty of fun, local activities to try with the […]

Early signs of life in travel industry as COVID-19 vaccines revive Americans’ wanderlust

Source: MEGAN CERULLO The beaten down travel industry is showing signs of life as coronavirus vaccines allow homebound Americans to start thinking of hopping a flight. Melissa Biggs Bradley, founder of Indagare, a membership-based travel company that operates its own tours around the world and that had seen 14 straight years of growth before the pandemic, said new […]

How To Make Your Move More Eco-Friendly

In 2020, we’re all a lot more environmentally conscious than we used to be. There’s now so many different ways that we can adapt our daily lives to become more friendly to the environment, though there are still the odd occasions where it’s difficult to keep your carbon footprint as low as possible. With the […]

Common Winter Heating Problems and How to Fix Them

Source: emergency air During the winter months, there are instances when the weather can get surprisingly chilly, with the average lows dipping to the 30s. Understandably, the last thing you want is a malfunctioning heating system that leaves everyone huddled up in a mound of blankets on the couch. Fortunately, HVAC repair contractors can quickly resolve […]

The top 25 most sustainable fleets

Source: Greenbiz However you look at it, 2020 is a turning point for fleets. Thanks to converging forces — including supportive policies, dropping battery costs and aggressive climate goals — transportation leaders at large and small organizations are increasingly turning to new zero-emission and low-carbon options that decarbonize fleets and in some cases save money. Fleets are often […]

What happens when loggers and environmentalists work together?

Source: OPB So, a logger and an environmentalist walk into a forest together… It sounds like a joke, because, at least historically speaking, loggers and environmentalists didn’t go anywhere in Oregon together. If they crossed paths in the forest, it was because they were on opposite sides of a road blockade or logging protest. But […]