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My Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Commute to Work

Portland has the reputation for being one of the most progressive cities when it comes to climate action, and I am proud to live in a place where city leaders care enough to put the environment at the top of the agenda. But we have a long way to go before our public transportation system catches up. As any Portland metro area resident (or frequent visitor) will tell you, traffic has increased significantly over the last 1-2 years. Travel times are completely unpredictable no…

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Are You Ready to EcoChallenge?

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Northwest Earth Institute‘s 2016 EcoChallenge begins Oct. 14, when thousands of people all over the world will choose an action (or a few) to reduce their environmental impact and stick with it for two weeks.

The purpose of the EcoChallenge is to set goals that stretch your comfort zone and have a positive impact on your life, your community and the planet. It is free and open to anyone who wants to get involved, so if you don’t live in Oregon, or even the US, you can still sign up. Last year more 4,000 people across 25 countries participated! (more…)

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Preserving Garden Bounty

I’m in the middle of peak tomato harvest over here and feel like I’m spending every spare minute harvesting and preserving. That isn’t a complaint though, I purposely plant so much because I like to cook and share what I can’t use wi th others. Here is a breakdown of how I’m using up all of our precious crops!