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Salem-Keizer Sustainability Summit

You might be interested in this.... looks like a good lineup of topics and presenters.We are presenting Pringle Creek in the 9am slot!Salem-Keizer Sustainability Summit - Greening Our CommunitiesDate: March 8, 2011Time: 07:30 AM - 01:30 PM DescriptionPresented by: Portland General Electric
Sponsored by: Oregon Department of Energy, Marion County, City of Keizer, City of Salem, and Energy Trust of Oregon

Who Should Attend: 
Commercial Property Owners & Business Operators
Home Owners
Government / Public Works / School Maintenance
, Energy Industry Allies.

Join us, March 8th at the Keizer Civic Center, on a journey to incorporate sustainable practices in your business, home and community. ... Read more

EarthWISE 100th certification!

We are really proud to be a part of this program!Thanks Alan, Beth & Bailey for your great leadership in Marion County!Read more about it here, here, here and here.If you are already EarthWISE certified, come join us to celebrate! Date: Saturday, Feb. 26Time: 2:30 to 5:30Tours: at 3, 4, and 5Who: Owners, CEOS, Green Teams (spouses and children welcome).Where: Painter Hall (directions at: Snacks, soft drinks, coffee, funHow: By RSVP to Alan Pennington Read more

Chemical-Free Weed Control

Sustainable landscape management is an important value in our community. We were recently recognized as the first residential development to be Salmon-Safe certified, and as part of our commitment to protecting biological diversity we choose to eliminate and control invasive species using manual methods instead of herbicides.Last weekend a group of Willamette University students participated in a creek restoration work party to tackle the Japanese knotweed growing along our stretch of Pringle Creek. Japanese knotweed is a highly invasive species that devastates natural riparian areas because it spreads rapidly and prevents the propagation of native species. Here's what the ... Read more

Leslie Middle School Learning Garden!

We recently partnered with Leslie Middle School to establish the Leslie Middle School Learning Garden. Led by Leslie teacher Consuelo Kammerer, the students visit the Pringle Creek Conservatory a few times a week to learn useful gardening skills. Leslie Middle School students plant organic broccoli and cabbage in the Conservatory. Throughout the fall and winter, the students are cultivating winter greens in a raised bed in one of the greenhouses, and growing garlic outside on a portion of the community garden space. The project is the first aspect of Pringle Creek's new Conservatory objective ... Read more

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
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