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Solar-Powered Events

Could you imagine your event being completely powered by solar energy? You can hold an event that is both sustainable, beautiful, and entertaining at Painters Hall. People who have rented Painters Hall think of it as a retreat-like atmosphere with trees, green space, and the creek that runs just outside. It's a versatile space with an area to show slides for a presentation and cute nooks for break-out sessions. The space can also turn into a dance floor with a large front porch to enjoy evening gatherings while the sunsets. We have an area that easily turns into a ... Read more

Meet Iyad and Carol

Meet Iyad and Carol. Hailing from the Midwest, they were looking to live somewhere with better weather that was closer to the ocean. A place where they could take off to do more outdoor recreational activities, take in a show at the theater, taste some fine wine, and even participate in some environmental stewardship. They were wanting a home that looked out into the trees, like their home in Ohio did, and to live where there is more open space. With over 12 acres of shared green space, there's room to stretch out and take a walk about the ... Read more

Spring brings Green building

Spring has sprung and so has the building season.  Builders have broken ground on two new homes up in our Net Zero loop.  One will be a two-story custom home for new neighbors and the other is a single level, three bedroom, two bath home that we are building for resale.  Both houses will be highly energy efficient LEED and Net Zero certified. LEED certification ensures that they are built green, with sustainable methods and materials, and energy efficient systems throughout, while the builder also takes care to minimize waste and erosion.  LEED also signifies a home that is ... Read more

We’re the First B Corp in Salem!

B Corporations work to be the Best For the world, not just In the world.  Pringle Creek Community has worked to be the best for Salem and the world ever since the very beginning.  We're so excited to be recognized for our work, and to set an example for Salem that working for people, planet and profit is best for everyone.                 The Statesman Journal's recent article about our certification is a wonderful reinforcement that HOW a business accomplishes their mission can positively (or negatively) affect the greater community.  A business that looks beyond profit toward the environment and social justice ... Read more

Sustainability on KMUZ, Salem’s Public Radio Station!

What is 'sustainability,' really?   Although it is a term that has gotten a lot of use, some would say over use, it is important to be clear about intention. Kerry Fox, Pringle Creek Community's Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, co-hosts a weekly morning segment on Salem's public radio station, KMUZ each Wednesday morning where Kerry features local and regional guests who join her to speak about ways the Salem community specifically, and Oregon in general, are addressing community sustainability.  You can hear her segment between 8:00 - 9:00 on 100.7 FM, 88.5 FM, or streamed at www.KMUZ.org. Have you heard the analogy ... Read more
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