September 2008 Battle of the LocavoreNice sign!Young locavoreHomes of the future on displayGreat conversations about foodVoting and eatingDish descriptionLocal grapesGiving out the prizesThe awards ceremonyKids love to climb this oak tree nurse logVotingFresh local fruitThe local labor family garden basil pesto pastaEach dish had an ingredient list with source
December 24, 2008 Statesman Journal article
Students helping study water quality
They are sampling fish, small insects along Pringle Creek
James Santana • Special to the Statesman Journal
December 24, 2008
Not more than 30 years ago, streams in our area teemed with native fish. As development increased, so did our impact on nature; water quality declined, affecting sensitive in-stream insects, causing fish species such as salmon and trout to all but disappear.
Eighth-graders from Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School are investigating why.
Guided by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the students have been sampling and comparing fish and macroinvertebrates in various sections of ...
Salem site closes in on platinum designation
Pringle Creek building to get highest 'green' rating
By Beth Casper, Statesman Journal, October 29, 2009
Just try to find a draft or even a tiny air leak in the new community center at Pringle Creek Community.
Its walls are so thick, its ceiling so insulated and its heating so efficient that nary a wisp of energy will leave the building.
The so-called Painter's Hall is so "green" that it is on track to get the highest green-building rating by the U.S. Green Building Council: platinum.
It will be the first platinum commercial building in Salem, one of ...
July 31, 2006
A new “green” street system is underway
In June, after 18 months of coordinating with the City of Salem and site planning, the first steps were taken in making the Pringle Creek Community a reality.
Sustainable Development Inc, the main force behind this new community, is committed to creating a community of residential- and commercial-use buildings, gardens, parks and trails for walking and biking — all of which will be made out of environmentally friendly materials.
According to Lauren Meyers, assistant to the president of Sustainable Development Inc., Pringle Creek Community has created a buzz ...
August 22, 2005 | Page One | By Staff
A 32-acre portion of Fairview was bought by Sustainable Development Inc. (a company separate from Sustainable Fairview Associates) in late 2004. That company says it is preparing to build its proposed Pringle Creek Community, a project featuring a mix of single-family homes and townhouses in a high-density development, by May 2006. Pringle Creek's backers say they will follow the principals of sustainable development in a neighborhood featuring solar-powered homes, renovated buildings from the former Fairview days that will be open for community events and a restored Pringle Creek riparian area.