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How we can fight the pandemic by embracing circularity

How we can fight the pandemic by embracing circularity

Source: Green Biz Rows of N95 respiratory mask, used as personal protective equipment. Shutterstock Faizzamal Close Authorship Throughout the pandemic response, a key issue has been a lack of communication and coordination to get personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies to where they are most needed, with many areas of the country suffering …
Timberline Lodge’s Hand-Forged Legacy

Timberline Lodge’s Hand-Forged Legacy

Source: OPB: Ian McCluskey Darryl Nelson carries on tradition as Timberline Lodge’s third-generation blacksmith. You can’t tell the story of Darryl Nelson without Timberline Lodge; and you can’t tell the story of Timberline Lodge without Darryl Nelson. Of the two, Timberline Lodge is far better known. Set just above the hem of evergreens at 6,000 feet on …
Clean trucks are more important than ever

Clean trucks are more important than ever

Source: Green Biz Sadly, big polluters are exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic to attack vital environmental rules by pressuring government agencies for regulatory delays, rollbacks or weakened enforcement. One target of their lobbying is the ongoing Advanced Clean Truck rule-making, which would put clean, zero-emission trucks on California’s roads starting in 2024. In response, state legislators, organized labor (PDF), health advocates …
Natural Ways to Clean Your Teeth and Gums

Natural Ways to Clean Your Teeth and Gums

By: Mia Johnson Taking care of your oral hygiene is just as important as taking care of your hygiene in general. Even though dentist appointments are one of the most uncomfortable ones and most people feel like their mouth can take care of itself, leaving your health up to chance is never a good idea. …
How COVID-19 changes climate communications

How COVID-19 changes climate communications

Source: green biz After a year of climate change being a top media story and public policy concern in many countries, attention is and will be rightfully focused on COVID-19 for some time. This puts climate leaders in a tough situation. Given the unprecedented disruptions to health, economic and social systems the health emergency is creating, …
Wine is Slovenia’s national hobby

Wine is Slovenia’s national hobby

If you asked the average European where Slovenia was, even as late as 20 years ago, chances are they wouldn’t be able to tell you. Let alone strike a conversation about the country with someone from another continent. In recent years, however, this has changed dramatically. Slovenian tourism has skyrocketed, sprouting roots in every area; …
A bird’s-eye view of a hopeful future

A bird’s-eye view of a hopeful future

Source Thursday, March 5, 2020 – 12:45am Folk Life: Stephen Blanquie Aerial view of Mount Hood in Portland, Oregon. Something about looking out the window of an airplane allows one’s perspective time to cultivate. Watching, as the residential and commercial developments of the city’s framework transform into toy houses and, seconds later, neat sections revealing …
The Ultimate Guide to Green Travel for 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Green Travel for 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Green Travel for 2020  Road Trip You’ve hopped out of the car and you’re ready to start an adventure in a brand new city. The intriguing place warmly welcomes you to explore and discover its offerings — it’s only right to respect it as if it were your own home. Younger …
Cities need to change for people to thrive amid a changing climate

Cities need to change for people to thrive amid a changing climate

Source: Green Biz In the 21st century, a seemingly global prosperity masks an unequal distribution of benefits. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the world’s cities, where extreme wealth can exist next door to concentrated poverty. In some cities, such as those in South Africa, well-meaning policies and investments in transit and housing actually have deepened the …
Happy Birthday (and Valentines) Oregon…18 Facts on our Lovely State

Happy Birthday (and Valentines) Oregon…18 Facts on our Lovely State

Source:OPB Happy birthday, Oregon! Here are 18 facts you may not know about the Beaver State. 1 Oregon was founded on Feb. 14, 1859. It was the 33rd state admitted into the union, and in 1860 was home to over 54,000 residents. Today, around 4 million people call Oregon home. Only 10 Oregonians call the town …
Carbon markets get real on removal

Carbon markets get real on removal

Source Monday, February 10, 2020 – 12:15am Trey Hill’s family has been working the land around Rock Hall, Maryland, since the early 1900s. Their company, Harborview Farms, now harvests corn, wheat and soy from thousands of acres. But something is different this year. The Hill family has a new crop: sequestered carbon, which they sell …
All New Rooftops Must Be Covered in Plants or Solar Panels in France

All New Rooftops Must Be Covered in Plants or Solar Panels in France

Source: Returntonow In an effort to make concrete jungles more eco-friendly, France recently passed a law requiring the rooftops of all new buildings in commercial zones to be fully or partially covered in plants or solar panels. The concept, known as “green roofs,” is becoming so popular in some cities, like Paris, that even the owners of …
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