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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 …
Planned I-5 Freeway Widening Project In Portland Keeps Taking Hits

Planned I-5 Freeway Widening Project In Portland Keeps Taking Hits

Source: OPB Three years ago, the proposed freeway widening project near Portland’s Rose Quarter was a jewel in the crown of a landmark transportation bill passed by Oregon Legislators. Gov. Kate Brown touted the Oregon Department of Transportation’s claim that the $450 million project would address “one of the worst bottlenecks for freight and passenger vehicles …
Fashion’s latest trend? Why H&M, other big brands are investing in garment recycling

Fashion’s latest trend? Why H&M, other big brands are investing in garment recycling

Lillian Childress Wednesday, January 22, 2020 – 2:00am The fashion industry has a pollution problem. If the industry continues on its current pathway, it could use more than a quarter of the carbon budget associated with a 2 degrees Celsius pathway by 2050, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. These skyrocketing emissions are compounded by …
Molokini Snorkeling Reviews and Tips To Make Your Snorkeling Trip an Eco Friendly One

Molokini Snorkeling Reviews and Tips To Make Your Snorkeling Trip an Eco Friendly One

Make the most out of life by exploring the sea. Wear them goggles right, plunge into the water, and snorkel away! Soak in the physical benefits of snorkeling, such as muscle strengthening, cardiovascular fitness, joint mobility, and better mental health while rejuvenating your soul with the beauty that the ocean holds.   The real question …
The climate case for construction

The climate case for construction

Source: Green Biz Thursday, January 2, 2020 – 1:36am It’s not easy to make the transparent visible, particularly when it comes to infrastructure. It’s easy to take the mundane for granted except for when things go wrong: our cell phone networks; the modern electrical grid that has been around for more than 100 years; our …

Green Moving Basics: How To Make Your Move Eco-Friendly

Conducting a green move isn’t always an easy decision. There are a ton of factors especially pertaining to sustainability and conservation of resources in general that can affect the efficiency of the move. if this isn’t your first time conducting a win move, you’d likely understand what we mean when we say green moving takes …
The truth behind Portland’s Holiday Martini

The truth behind Portland’s Holiday Martini

Source: Oregonian Over the years, various people have read various meanings into the oversized and ornately lit martini glass that beams down over Portland each holiday season. To some, the West Hills fixture is a familiar symbol of Christmas cheer. To others, it’s an homage to Portland’s anti-establishment ethos. To a few, it’s unfortunate encouragement …
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