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Pringle Creek Community featured in The Power of Zero

At Pringle Creek Community, we embrace sustainable practices that produce net zero solutions. Sharing innovative approaches with the greater community creates a more diverse conversation for these sustainable solutions to emerge. The International Living Future Institute has written an article about the new book called, The Power of Zero: Learning from the World's Leading Net Zero Energy Buildings. This book features net zero projects from across the nation including the Zero Cottage in San Francisco, Smith College's Bechtel Environmental Classroom in Whatley, Massachusetts, as well as our very own Painters Hall at Pringle Creek Community. The Power of Zero book describes ... Read more

We’re the First B Corp in Salem!

B Corporations work to be the Best For the world, not just In the world.  Pringle Creek Community has worked to be the best for Salem and the world ever since the very beginning.  We're so excited to be recognized for our work, and to set an example for Salem that working for people, planet and profit is best for everyone.                 The Statesman Journal's recent article about our certification is a wonderful reinforcement that HOW a business accomplishes their mission can positively (or negatively) affect the greater community.  A business that looks beyond profit toward the environment and social justice ... Read more

New year brings new faces into Holding Court

STATESMAN JOURNAL January 12, 2016 | Carol McAlice Currie and Michael Davis We'll start with the icing on the cake. Darrell Hoerauf of Cherry City Cake & Candy Supply made us crave dessert when he brought two 6-inch decorated cakes to the Court Street Dairy Lunch on Tuesday. The good news: No journalist was harmed in the making of this column, because the cakes were fakes. Hoerauf was using the foam-cored but brightly decorated models to illustrate what can be learned in two of his shop's upcoming classes. Up first is a beginners' fondant class. If you believe that all cakes need to be coiffed ... Read more

Learn to protect your family from toxins at free event

STATESMAN JOURNAL August 31, 2015 | Tracy Loew How does the environment impact your health? What can you do to protect your family from toxins? These questions and more will be answered during a free community workshop at Pringle Creek Community on Sept. 15. The Oregon Environmental Council will give a presentation about Oregon’s new toxics law, planning for climate change, and what’s happening federally to connect health and the environment. Participants will get practical tips for protecting health in their families, neighborhoods and state. “Our health is greatly impacted by the chemicals in our environment – in our homes, the packaging of our good, ... Read more

Food swap group to host pie party

STATESMAN JOURNAL July 8, 2015 | Conner Williams The Pringle Creek Community is collaborating with the Cherry City Food Swappers to put on a pie party and food swap event on Sunday, July 19. The event will be held at Painters Hall at the Pringle Creek Community in South Salem and will run from 1 to 4 p.m. According to Kerry Fox, Event and Outreach Coordinator for the Pringle Creek Community, the swap invites people to taste and trade pies in addition to other homemade or homegrown food items. The Pringle Creek Community has hosted the Cherry City Food Swappers before for a swap ... Read more
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