With over 350 participants and broad community support, the first-ever Salem Green + Solar Home Tour was a great success! Participants particularly enjoyed talking with homeowners at each of the 11 sites about the designs and products they’ve installed in their homes, from solar hot water systems to bamboo flooring. There were different types of homes represented on the tour, from single family to mixed-use condo, new construction to a 100-year-old remodel, a 3,000 sqft house to a 400 sqft house. The reception afterwards, at Pringle Creek, had over 150 people and was a lot of fun. I think ...
What used to be the Salem Economic Development Corporation is now the Strategic Economic Development Corporation, or SEDCOR. This creative organization provides a wonderful bi-monthly magazine, Enterprise, which documents what is happening in the mid-Willamette Valley business world. The current issue is dedicated to covering the move of local business and industry to sustainable practices. Click here to see page 16, on Pringle Creek--written by our masterplan coordinator, Tony Nielsen. Below are a couple paragraphs that name some of the other businesses involved.Pringle Creek Community, and the other local businesses that are working on the project, are connecting Salem ...
From September 23, 2008 Statesman Journal:
Businesses from construction to retail are working to GO GREEN
Pringle Creek is helping Salem-area builders gain environmental skills
Greening your business makes sense. What began as part of the environmental movement has become good business practice as the cost of energy soars and the demand for healthy products grows.
The emergence of green marketing during the past few years is nothing short of amazing. Small businesses and giant conglomerates are on the bandwagon. BP and Exxon promote renewable resources while the local dry cleaners advertise nontoxic methods.
Environmentally responsible products and services are everywhere. But consumers are ...
Photos of Earth Day '08 at Pringle Creek Community