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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

Two presentations by architect Nathan Good: An intro and an in-depth

GREEN HOMESPresented by Nathan GoodThursday, March 8, 2007 (7:00 - 8:30 p.m.)ANDSaturday, March 10, 2007 (9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)Both are at the Straub Environmental Learning Center, 1320 A Street (by Olinger Pool, North Salem HS)On March 8, Architect Nathan Good will provide an introduction to environmentally benign and energy-efficient home design.The March 10 presentation will be a more in-depth program, covering everything from site selection, building orientation and design concepts, to material options, indoor air quality and costs. The program will address both new and remodeled homes and is geared to a broad range of participants, including ... Read more

Straub Lecture

Environmental Changes and Human Well-Being: Information and HopePresented by Dr. Jane LubchencoThursday, February 22, 2007, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Salem Public Library’s Loucks AuditoriumThe path-breaking Millennium Ecosystem Assessment synthesizes scientific knowledge about the ways in which people benefit from “ecosystem services” such as water and air purification, climate regulation, the provision of seafood and crops, the protection of coastlines from storm damage, and places to enjoy nature. Professor Jane Lubchenco will discuss the state of ecosystem services and the innovative approaches being used to retain critical services while meeting the needs of current and future generations. A lead author ... Read more

Straub Lecture

Thursday, January 25, 2007Sustainable America: Why Doesn't US "Get" Equity, Presented by Robin Morris Collin7:00 - 8:30 p.m.Salem Public Library's Loucks AuditoriumWillamette University Law Professor Robin Morris Collin examines why sustainability programs in the United States ignore poverty to our detriment, then explores ways to systematically include such equity issues into our thinking. A widely sought speaker on ethics, sustainability, environmental justice, and civil rights, Professor Morris Collin was awarded the David Brower lifetime achievement award in 2001 by the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference and the Orlando John Hollis Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997.In case you hadn't looked ... Read more
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