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Statesman Journal reprint

From September 23, 2008 Statesman Journal: Businesses from construction to retail are working to GO GREEN Pringle Creek is helping Salem-area builders gain environmental skills Greening your business makes sense. What began as part of the environmental movement has become good business practice as the cost of energy soars and the demand for healthy products grows. The emergence of green marketing during the past few years is nothing short of amazing. Small businesses and giant conglomerates are on the bandwagon. BP and Exxon promote renewable resources while the local dry cleaners advertise nontoxic methods. Environmentally responsible products and services are everywhere. But consumers are ... Read more

Earth Day ’08 Photos

Photos of Earth Day '08 at Pringle Creek Community Read more

Live-Work-Breathe course description

Architecture 484/584 • Spring 2007 • Brook Muller + James Meyer and OPSIS Architecture*LIVE • WORK • BREATHE*CREATING COMMUNITY AT PRINGLE CREEKThe studio entails collaboration with OPSIS Architecture in Portland and utilizes their state-of-the-art Pringle Creek “green” development in Salem as the locus for design inquiry. Our challenge will be to design high quality and high performance live/work units in close association with memorable, attractive and ecologically rich outdoor space.11 ISSUES, OBJECTIVES AND OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL HELP TO DEFINE OUR STUDIO CULTURE:*Working in Teams*Effective collaborative work settings increase the likelihood that we will raise the kinds of questions that ... Read more

Trees Planted for Bill Lindburg

Here are Tony Nielsen's remarks on the occasion of the planting of trees at Pringle Creek Community to honor Bill Lindburg.I first got to know Bill when he invited me to join a little organizational committee that was looking at the future of Fairview. As the President of the Salem Chapter of the AIA, he was inspiring a group of young architects to work with the broader community and to think big about the future. They kicked off a community vision for Fairview that celebrates the relationship between buildings, people and nature. Pringle Creek is the ... Read more

More Battle-of-the-Locavore photos

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 Read more
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