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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

Your Home, Your Indoor Air, Your Health

Our homes are our refuges, our castles. They are the place where we feel safest and most secure. Ideally, your home is the place where your health is protected as much as your privacy. Everything that is built in or brought into your home affects the quality of your indoor environment and the air that you breathe. Typically, the many materials used to build and finish our homes contain chemicals that off-gas, or release chemicals into the air over time, making the indoor environment toxic without our knowledge. Many people have chemical sensitivities and attention to what is in your ... Read more

Energy Efficiency Creates Low-Cost, High Quality Comfort

Man!  It is super windy around here these days with the weather shifting from fall into winter.  Although I hear the wind whipping around outside, giving me thoughts of chilly, cold experiences, I am really comfortable here in the office at Painters Hall.  The level of coziness continues to surprise me; I grew up in Minnesota and recall very well cold winter evenings hanging out by the fireplace.  Our house was warm, but I remember my Dad reminding us to quickly close the doors to keep the heat in; I even recall seeing frost on the inside of the windows when ... Read more

Events at Painters Hall are a Delight

Hold your next event at Painters Hall in Pringle Creek Community! This unique space is a gorgeous place to hold all kindsof gatherings from formal receptions, to business or board meetings, to fun, light-hearted parties. Painters Hall, our Community Center, is also an Event Center that is open for events of all kinds - business meetings, workshops, presentations, birthday parties, wedding receptions, and much more. Painters Hall is a beautiful, spacious center located in the midst of Pringle Creek Community's Village Center near to Pringle Creek, our fir grove, and next to our glasshouses and historic buildings. Event participants greatly enjoy ... Read more

Benefits of Sustainability

From our friends at the Federal Highway Administration comes this condensed summary on the Benefits of Livability. Seriously, the FHA is part of a federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities that includes the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Housing.  All trying to do good work by sharing their expertise and coordinating their efforts. Aside from a bit of jargon, there are great points here.  They begin by listing some of the Economic Benefits (including energy savings and lower maintenance costs) followed by Public Health Benefits (which gets personal pretty quickly), and finally they address Environmental Benefits, pointing notably to ... Read more
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