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OSU Extension website on sustainability

Go Beavs. Recommended by Sustainable Living Center director, Santiago, check out the OSU Extension Service website Looking for Oregon’s Future: What is Sustainability?, the goal of which is:. . . to promote dialogue among Oregonians concerning the future of our communities, industries, and economy, and concerning the quality of life we want to make possible for our grandchildren.This page from the website is an interesting piece about former Governor John Kitzhaber’s Oregon Solutions initiative from 2000. Read more

New developments at Pringle Creek

Submitted by Don MyersA lot of progress is being made at Pringle Creek everyday. 1) The Village Green is being created even as 2) we prepare to put in the beautiful porous concrete streets of the Village Center. This concrete product (from local environmental innovator, Scott Erickson) will function ecologically like our pervious asphalt. It will also define the urban Village with a material that is more like a plaza or patio than a residential street. This is just a small example of the thought and passion that go into every decision here at Pringle Creek. 3) Unique street ... Read more

A worldchanging website

The Library has added a really impressive website to its “selections.” The site was brought to our attention by James Meyer of Opsis Architecture, Pringle Creek “Master Architect and Planner, Building Regeneration and Commercial Mixed-use Architect.” In other words, to imagine Pringle Creek without James's input is to start over.Oh, yeah, the website. It is: WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future.Interesting, a website with a long subtitle. Perhaps inspired by Borat.Anyway, WorldChanging.com, whose publisher is Leif Utne, son of the founder of Utne Reader, a progressive magazine from way back, . . . works ... Read more

SLC Mayor is green innovator

This is a fascinating Grist Magazine interview. Sustainability, smart growth, economic opportunity, stewardship - it's all here. School of Rocky: An interview with Salt Lake City mayor and green innovator Rocky Anderson.Mayor Anderson cut greenhouse emissions (with lighting retrofits and methane capture at the waste treatment plant and landfill), he enticed businesses to go greener (sending trained staff and volunteers to recommend efficiencies), he made the city more friendly for walkers and cyclists. He had a lot of opposition--but now he's more popular than ever. See what sustainability will do for you?Some of these solutions are so readily in ... Read more

Two presentations by architect Nathan Good: An intro and an in-depth

GREEN HOMESPresented by Nathan GoodThursday, March 8, 2007 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)ANDSaturday, March 10, 2007 (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)Both are at the Straub Environmental Learning Center, 1320 A Street (by Olinger Pool, North Salem HS)On March 8, Architect Nathan Good will provide an introduction to environmentally benign and energy-efficient home design.The March 10 presentation will be a more in-depth program, covering everything from site selection, building orientation and design concepts, to material options, indoor air quality and costs. The program will address both new and remodeled homes and is geared to a broad range of participants, including ... Read more
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