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Statesman Journal article on Green and Solar Tour

The article below was in the Statesman Journal on September 30 in anticipation of the Green and Solar Tour that took place last weekend. Salem tour puts spotlight on eight sustainable homes Event promotes solar energy and green living By Stefanie Knowlton Eight of Salem's most environmentally friendly homes will be open to the public Saturday for the Salem Green + Solar Home Tour. The tour, now in its third year, shows off Salem's quiet green-building revolution, which includes everything from a 1946 farmhouse with solar panels to a home under construction that's set to be one of the most energy efficient in the ... Read more

Upcoming events include Green and Solar Tour

Some great events coming up! Pringle Creek Community is “showing off” its newly remodeled community center, the net-zero-energy Painter’s Hall, by hosting five special events.Monday, September 28, 2009, 7pm-8pmThe Salem Chapter of American Institute of Architects presents a talk by Eric Corey Freed, "Detroit, Dallas & Despotism: a 3D view of Sustainability." Freed is a green architect. He will take us through his creative world of sustainable design, including the decline of Detroit, MI; building a net energy sustainable block in Dallas, TX; the strange forces plotting against greening our country, and more. Part stand-up comedy and part Ph.D. ... Read more

Pringle Creek featured in Terrain.org

Pringle Creek is featured in a fascinating web magazine: "Terrain.org. A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments is a twice yearly online journal searching for that interface--the integration--among the built and natural environments, that might be called the soul of place." The article is One Green Thing Leads to Another: Sustainability at the Pringle Creek Community.Pringle Creek Community’s portion of the old institution had been used for growing food in the gardens and in the two historic Lord and Burnham glass greenhouses, each more than 2,500 square feet in size, and contained the institution’s central steam-heat plant and ... Read more

Home tour great success, thanks to sponsors, homeowners

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Green + Solar Home Tour a success! In particular, thanks to our homeowners for opening their doors, showing everyone the ecologically-friendly designs and products in their homes, and sharing their knowledge and experiences.And many thanks to the sponsors. This event would not have been possible without their support and participation: Marion County Public Works Environmental Services, Energy Trust of Oregon, Earth Advantage, Portland General Electric, Straub Environmental Learning Center, Pringle Creek Community, Nathan Good Architect, Salem AIA, Lifesource Natural Foods, Neil Kelly, DeSantis Landscapes, Taylor Metal, BAM Agency, Wild Pear, ... Read more

Green jobs coming to Salem

Recent Statesman Journal article: City aims to become hub in green jobs Attracting Sanyo's solar-cell plant may be first step to goalSanyo's coming to Salem is a great step to a better future. They will build an $80 million solar-cell manufacturing plant at the new Salem Renewable Energy and Technology Park at 5475 Gaffin Road SE. Two hundred "green jobs" producing high tech components for renewable energy--it reflects the growing recognition that we need to be more responsible in our stewardship of the environment, our community and economy.Pringle Creek Community is excited about this successful recruitment and that Salem, ... Read more
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