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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

Statesman Journal reprint

December 24, 2008 Statesman Journal article http://www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20081224/COMMUNITIES/812240340/1108 \ 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 ... Read more

October 29, 2009 Statesman Journal article

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 ... Read more

Pringle Creek Project Breaks Ground

SALEM WEEKLY 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 ... Read more
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