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Healthy Seasonal Snacks Available Now!

While for many of us the onset of fall can mean the return of a more regular schedule it also often means the beginning of a hectic rush to get everything done. On days that you can't seem to quite live up to your perfect, organized self we invite you to head on over to Painters Hall Cafe for one of our new small plates. We're starting the season off with a new twist on the ever popular apple and peanut butter. We are offering a house-made almond butter made from organic almonds blended together with cinnamon and a ... Read more

Presenting Pringle Creek–in Hong Kong

This group of high school students, from 21st Century Schoolhouse, have been learning about Pringle Creek and sustainability--with the help of Sustainable Living Center's James Santana. The students are heading for Hong Kong on July 4 to give presentations about sustainability at the 21st annual conference put on by Caretakers of the Environment International. The Sustainable Living Center is providing some sponsorship funding for the trip; in exchange the kids have been restoring the greenhouses and working in the gardens.Caretakers of the Environment International is “a global network of secondary school teachers and students active in environmental education.” The ... Read more

Tour de Homes

Are you ready for the 2007 Home Builders Association (HBA) Tour of Homes? Are we ready? I hope so, because it starts on Saturday, June 16. It runs through the 24th. Here is the page (pdf) for Home Number 18 on the tour list, Pringle Creek's 1846 Cousteau Loop, built by Bilyeu Homes Inc.:This model home has been constructed to meet the strictest guidelines for energy efficiency and the utilization of healthy, durable, sustainable products and building techniques. With its high performance insulation, lighting, space and water hearing and using eco-friendly interior and exterior building materials, this house sets ... Read more

Our green team

DeSantis Landscaping is out in front of sustainable landscaping. That's why we chose them to work with Pringle Creek Community. This article, Be patient with landscaping, from the Lake Oswego Review, describes some of their values and practices--and has some good quotes from Dean DeSantis, seen at right.Although based in Salem, DeSantis Landscapes has many clients in the Lake Oswego-West Linn area, and he has found that sustainability has made a huge difference since the company began using such practices three years ago. Benefits include:Providing a safe, healthy environment for people and pets by using organic fertilizers and pesticides.Eliminating ... Read more

Torrent of spring events

Step It Up 2007: National Day of Climate ActionApril 14. The message is "Step it up, Congress. Cut Carbon 80% by 2050," there are events planned for Albany, Corvallis, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego, Portland--or stay home and call your representative.Coalition for a Livable Future 5th Annual Livability SummitApril 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., PSU's Smith Center BallroomThis starts with a talk by Denis Hayes. "National Coordinator of the first Earth Day, Hayes has been at the core of the modern environmental movement since its launch. Hayes has served in top positions with numerous prominent academic institutions, non-profits and government ... Read more
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