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Sustainable Village

At Pringle Creek Community, all of our buildings are LEED certified. LEED certification means that the buildings are made with materials which are better for the environment and create a more sustainable village. This includes using renewable and geothermal energy as well as rainwater harvesting. Some of our homes are designed to be completely "Net Zero," meaning the energy produced from renewable energy sustains the home throughout the year. LEED certification is not only better for the environment, but also less expensive in the long run. In addition to this, our urban garden produces fresh organic food for residents ... Read more

Beer Gardening

Our community and Gilgamesh Brewing share Pringle Creek. We also share similar values on sustainability and keeping it local. At Pringle Creek Community, we strive for innovative and environmentally friendly approaches to gardening at our urban farm. Gilgamesh has sustainable practices like shipping their spent grain to a local farmer for cattle to eat. Gilgamesh has been brewing since 2009, and provides choices like hefeweizens, IPAs, and one beer is named after Terry Porter who played for the Portland Trail Blazers. If you combine beer and organic gardening (beer gardening), you will find some alternative ways of managing pests ... Read more

Getting Paid for Using Renewable Energy

At Pringle Creek Community, we champion sustainability through our renewable energy practices. Our homes have options of using solar with the potential of giving back to the grid. This means our residents receive credit for energy they produce. ANNA BRUCE-LOCKHART | June 9, 2016 View Original Source at World Economic Forum.  This country made so much clean energy it had to pay people to use it BY ANNA BRUCE-LOCKHAROn a bright and blustery day last month, a surreal event took place in the world of German energy prices. Sunny and windy weather lit up the country's solar and wind farms, causing a surge of ... Read more

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
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