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Pringle Creek Community featured in The Power of Zero

At Pringle Creek Community, we embrace sustainable practices that produce net zero solutions. Sharing innovative approaches with the greater community creates a more diverse conversation for these sustainable solutions to emerge. The International Living Future Institute has written an article about the new book called, The Power of Zero: Learning from the World's Leading Net Zero Energy Buildings. This book features net zero projects from across the nation including the Zero Cottage in San Francisco, Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom in Whatley, Massachusetts, as well as our very own Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community. The Power of Zero book describes ... Read more

Gardeners at Play

  At Pringle Creek Community we are always looking for innovative ways to have fun and be healthy. There are plenty of opportunities to breathe in the fresh air, learn different approaches for a more vivacious garden, and enjoy conversations with other gardeners in the community.  It's that time of year again for spring planting at Pringle Creek Community. We encourage growing local and organic food while strengthening community through shared knowledge of gardening practices and volunteerism. Urban Farming workshops are offered through the Sustainable Living Center. Our wonderful volunteers help support the greenhouse in so many ways including watering, weeding, ... Read more

5 Awesome Tiny Homes

At Pringle Creek Community we love innovative ways to live sustainably.  There is no easier way to reduce your footprint than by simply living tiny. The article below showcases how Tiny homes can become a beautiful reality. STACEY MATTISH | March 29, 2016 View Original Source at Tiny Home Tour   5 awesome places where you can start your tiny living today BY STACEY MATTISH Tiny houses are springing up across America. Television shows are being devoted to the topic of living tiny and the benefits of living tiny. People blog about the subject, and magazines are being published that center solely around tiny houses. ... Read more

Sustainable Living Center at Pringle Creek Community and 350.org presents discussion course on creating solutions to climate change

  Pringle Creek Community is honored to be hosting the Sustainable Living Center and 350.0rg at Painters Hall for five-session discussion course on Climate Change. During the course you will: Explore climate change from a scientific, psychological and social perspective. Consider how you can take action in your own community. Make and implement your own action plan to respond to climate change's effects in your own community. Consider how to take action on a larger scale. When: Every Wednesday from May 11th thru June 8th from 12:00pm-1:00pm Where: 3911 Village Center Dr. SE, Salem This weekly discussion will be based on materials from the Northwest Earth Institute and ... Read more

Tour a NET ZERO HOME this Weekend

Living Room Realty will be hosting an open house this Saturday from 11:00am - 2:00pm at 1884 John Muir Circle, SE Salem, OR 97302. Please come meet our wonderful broker Julia and take a tour of the house and community while enjoying some nibbles. The house we are showing is a LEED Platinum home located in the idilic John Muir loop, perched on a hill overlooking pringle creek. It was built with the most energy efficient systems available, including but not limited too: Smart sustainable design, large solar array, tankless water heater, bamboo floors carpet & solid wood frame energy star windows, open ... Read more
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