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Salem Green Professionals

This is a group we think is really great: a social network in town for young professionals specifically involved or wanting to be involved in the sustainable business movement.What's cool is that so far each tour site has been hosted by a fellow Salem Green Professional -- Painters Hall (James), Sequential-Pacific Biodiesel (Tyson), Wildwood-Mahonia (Travis), Zena Forest Products (Ben), Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (another James), and now Organic Fresh Fingers (Evann). It's an awesome group of people! To get on the email list, contact salemgreenprofessionals@gmail.comFor our November gathering, Salem Green Professional and entrepreneur Evann Remington, Founder and CEO of ... Read more

Green + Solar Tour a great success

This year's Green + Solar Tour was the best we've had in four years -- incredible tour sites and enthusiastic tour participants -- an all-around quality event. Thanks to our sponsors for helping make it happen!Also a big thanks to homeowners and project site tour guides, who took their entire Saturday off to share their knowledge with others. Overall we had 200 people on this year's tour! More than 90 packed in to hear Nathan's greenbuilding presentation at 9am, and ten local vendors and organizations had great conversations with tour participants out on the deck of Painters Hall. Tour ... Read more

Think and give rice

Here is a website I don't mind promulgating (is that correct usage?). It’s If you surf over there and test your knowledge by answering multiple choice vocabulary questions, your correct answers, if you have any, will cause a donation of rice to the UN World Food Program. How cool is that? It's as fun and addictive as solitaire, but it helps your vocabulary and helps the hungry.The website started on 10/7/07. It has grown quickly and hit a high of 299,292,160 grains of rice donated on 12/5. The daily totals are lower on weekends, suggesting that employers may ... Read more

Earth Day at Pringle Creek

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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
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