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Earth Day at Oregon Garden

Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s all free--admission to the Oregon Garden, including all Earth Day exhibits, lectures, and performances. The theme is “Sustainable Agriculture,” highlighting the roles of composting, recycling, renewable energy, energy conservation, sustainable plants, and soil and water resources in the farm, garden, or backyard landscape. A cool organization affiliated with OSU, called SPROut, (Sustainable Plant Research and Outreach) has organized this.Pringle Creek (Sustainable Living Center director James Santana and others) will be there all day and will be giving a presentation--scheduled for 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. That will be the highlight; here ... Read more

Earth Day

Earth Day at Pringle Creek Community and the City of Salem Youth Environmental Summit--official schedule to be announced. Stay tuned.Santiago Read more

A peek at the peak

Peak oil, that is. Someday worldwide production of oil, which has increased for 150 years, will get to its highest level (peak), then decline. That decline will be bad news. There will still be lots of oil, but the price will go up up up.When will “peak oil” happen? A number of smart, serious people say “now” or “in a couple of years." It’s controversial. James H. Kunstler wrote The Long Emergency (2005) mostly about peak oil. Click here to go to a page that has Kunstler's recent speech to the Commonwealth Club of California.Kunstler was already well known ... Read more

Signed, sealed, delivered

Yesterday morning our plat was signed by Marion County Commissioner Janet Carlson. The plat has been recorded with the clerk's office and we are now an official subdivision with legal lots to sell!!Commissioner Carlson, by the way, lives in the Morningside area, so she is a neighbor of Pringle Creek Community.Thank you Pringle Creek team, for transforming the master vision into a plat with saleable lots in a wonderful walkable neighborhood!Left to right, Commissioner Patti Milne, me, Commissioner Janet Carlson and Commissioner Sam Brentano. Read more

Torrent of spring events

Step It Up 2007: National Day of Climate ActionApril 14. The message is "Step it up, Congress. Cut Carbon 80% by 2050," there are events planned for Albany, Corvallis, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego, Portland--or stay home and call your representative.Coalition for a Livable Future 5th Annual Livability SummitApril 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., PSU's Smith Center BallroomThis starts with a talk by Denis Hayes. "National Coordinator of the first Earth Day, Hayes has been at the core of the modern environmental movement since its launch. Hayes has served in top positions with numerous prominent academic institutions, non-profits and government ... Read more
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