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Solar-Powered Events

Could you imagine your event being completely powered by solar energy? You can hold an event that is both sustainable, beautiful, and entertaining at Painters Hall. People who have rented Painters Hall think of it as a retreat-like atmosphere with trees, green space, and the creek that runs just outside. It's a versatile space with an area to show slides for a presentation and cute nooks for break-out sessions. The space can also turn into a dance floor with a large front porch to enjoy evening gatherings while the sunsets. We have an area that easily turns into a ... Read more

Pringle Creek Critters

Remember, as a child, how you would go out in the yard and see what mischief you could get into? Sometimes you'd lay in the grass with the sunshine warming your face, and then you'd begin to notice a small lady bug making it's trek up a blade of grass. Your eyes would move onto background, and you might spot a slow and determined turtle making it's way across bumpy terrain. Then, you'd hear a rustling in the trees, and look up to see a slightly spastic squirrel jumping from one branch to the next. If you had a ... Read more

Bike-share Push

Pringle Creek Community is a part of a network of trails and pathways that connect to open spaces and parks, and adjoining neighborhoods. Alternative means of transportation such as biking strengthen that connectivity as well as our physical and emotional well-being. We are excited by the news that Salem is moving toward making the city even more interconnected with a bike-share push.  Salem may join other Oregon cities in bike-share push Jonathan Bach , Statesman Journal 3:44 p.m. PST December 4, 2016 | View original source here. The state capital may become home to a bike-sharing program next Spring, a move that would allow riders to use bikes ... Read more

Sustainable Living Center at Pringle Creek Community and 350.org presents discussion course on creating solutions to climate change

  Pringle Creek Community is honored to be hosting the Sustainable Living Center and 350.0rg at Painters Hall for five-session discussion course on Climate Change. During the course you will: Explore climate change from a scientific, psychological and social perspective. Consider how you can take action in your own community. Make and implement your own action plan to respond to climate change's effects in your own community. Consider how to take action on a larger scale. When: Every Wednesday from May 11th thru June 8th from 12:00pm-1:00pm Where: 3911 Village Center Dr. SE, Salem This weekly discussion will be based on materials from the Northwest Earth Institute and ... Read more

Exposure to Nature is Good for You!

Ever heard of Nature Deficit Disorder?  If you spend all of your time in an urban setting, rarely getting into the woods or an oak savannah for a walk or hike, and experience regular bouts of anxiety or depression, than you may be experiencing it.  Nature Deficit Disorder is a condition that more and more people appreciate and more and more scientists are recognizing as a serious result of our increasingly urbanized societies - especially concerning is the well-being of children. Science is currently giving greater attention to the ramifications of our increasingly technological world on our personal well-being. ... Read more
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