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Learn to protect your family from toxins at free event

STATESMAN JOURNAL August 31, 2015 | Tracy Loew How does the environment impact your health? What can you do to protect your family from toxins? These questions and more will be answered during a free community workshop at Pringle Creek Community on Sept. 15. The Oregon Environmental Council will give a presentation about Oregon’s new toxics law, planning for climate change, and what’s happening federally to connect health and the environment. Participants will get practical tips for protecting health in their families, neighborhoods and state. “Our health is greatly impacted by the chemicals in our environment – in our homes, the packaging of our good, ... Read more

Solar Panels Make the Net Zero Home Complete

Our latest build, the Net Zero house in John Muir Circle, is now truly a Net Zero home!  SolarCity technicians installed 24 solar panels that will create an estimated 6,165 kwH of power annually.  This is enough energy to offset 234,643 pounds of CO2 over 20 years, equivalent to driving a car 254,010 miles or saving 47,046 gallons of water that would be used to generate electricity. To live in this home is certainly to live lightly!  Each time you turn on the lights, the television, or use the refrigerator, you'll have the sun an your solar panels to thank, ... Read more

Gorgeous Peppers!

Wow!  Colleen, our Urban Farmer, harvested some beautiful peppers for the CSA this week.  Her organic farming skills are really reaping amazing rewards.  Our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) provides fresh produce for shareholders every week (every other week from October through February) for 10 months of the year. Colleen grows the produce both inside our historic glasshouses and in our outside garden that are shared with community gardeners and residents. Read more

Harvest Time!

This is a delicious time of year at Pringle Creek Community!  The fruit in our shared orchard is ripe and ready to harvest for eating, jelly creation, or pie-making.             The fruit orchard is a delectable amenity and lovely addition to living here.  Residents at Pringle Creek Community get alerts telling them to come on out, harvest, and enjoy the bounty.  Sharing food with friends and neighbors is an excellent part of living in a community, an aspect of life neighbors enjoy regularly. Change your life!  Come live at Pringle Creek Community! Read more

National Investment in Solar and Renewables is Soaring

Renewable energy as a percentage of the total power generated in the United States is soaring. Solar, geothermal, and wind are gaining ground as coal and gas are declining in the United States’ collective energy portfolio. Utility-scale solar power generation increased 100% in 2014 nationally. By 2030, it is anticipated that the US will generate 10 – 20% of its power through solar. At Pringle Creek Community, we strive to be ahead of the curve. Our community can meet nearly all of its energy needs through solar and geothermal energy. Our ‘net zero’ community center, Painters Hall, actually creates more ... Read more
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