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Sustainable Industries Journal article features Pringle Creek

Pringle Creek is one of the projects discussed in There goes the neighborhood, an article in the May issue of Sustainable Industries Journal. The article is about the new LEED-ND (neighborhood) certification. Pringle Creek has applied for LEED-ND. Below are the paragraphs relating to Pringle Creek.   A major ski resort and a former training site for disabled workers are among the projects aiming for certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Neighborhoods (ND) program, which will evaluate up to 120 pilot projects at various stages of planning and construction across the ... Read more

The Case of the Missing Bees

It’s a mystery, a scary one. From a NY Times article, “Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons:”More than a quarter of the country’s 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost — tens of billions of bees, according to an estimate from the Apiary Inspectors of America, a national group that tracks beekeeping. So far, no one can say what is causing the bees to become disoriented and fail to return to their hives.As with any great mystery, a number of theories have been posed, and many seem to researchers to be more science fiction than science. People have ... Read more

Welcome Back, Meyer

James Meyer, Pringle Creek’s Principal Planner, is a graduate of the UO School of Architecture, and now he is teaching there. And here. And at his office.“The class is unique in that it will spend studio time in Eugene and on-site time in Salem, and we will be in the Opsis Architecture offices in Portland for midterm and final review of their project designs,” says James.It is a graduate level design class titled Live-Work-Breathe. James will be co-teaching with Brook Muller, Dept. of Architecture professor. Their first on-site (Pringle Creek) class was held on March 4th. The students documented ... Read more

What we did on Earth Day

The Earth Day party at Pringle Creek last Sunday was just about ideal. It was educational and thought-provoking, but best of all, it was just a really, really good time.There were very intelligent students and teachers sharing their research on creek restoration and water quality in their local watersheds through the Adopt-a-Stream Youth Environmental Summit--their work is a beacon of light in our city. Younger kids made newspaper pots, seed balls, and other art projects. Elementary school students with string instruments performed live with their music teacher, Diane, who also played a few songs with Blue Lightening, a Portland ... Read more

Well said, Statesman Journal

Thank you Statesman Journal for a fine editorial in today's paper about Pringle Creek: Explore the future of 'green' living in Salem: New development will offer many energy-saving features Out at Pringle Creek Community, the subdivision under construction on the old Fairview Training Center site, you can get a glimpse at what it would be like if every day were Earth Day. Instead of felling most trees, the developers saved 80 percent of them -- then milled the rest for boards and put the sawdust on the community garden. Instead of carving the site into building lots, they clustered homes and saved 35 percent ... Read more
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