That is the great headline in the New York Times that says it all, the contradictions and problems of building small, green and modern. Paul McKean and Amy Donahue, both architects in Oregon, ran into them all with their modern, green roofed 925 SF
The 11 other states that have clutched California's tough emissions standards against their legislative bosoms: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey (whoo hoo!), New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,
"I'm not sure what to call it, perhaps coincidence, perhaps serendipity, perhaps parallel universes, but yesterday we launched a new section on our site called Grey Matters." That was Ian Yolles of Nau commenting on our post about Patagonia's
It's a case that pits electricity versus petrol, density versus sprawl and tracks versus road. Portland, Oregon recently found out that their much-acclaimed streetcar system wasn't good enough for the feds. Even though their system of modern-day
American Rivers announces the new Rivers Awareness PartnershipTM between Tom’s of Maine, American Rivers and River Network. Tom’s of Maine is generously providing $1 million in support over five years to our organizations to enhance awareness,
Makool Loves You, an indie boutique in Portland, Ore.—the center of the known universe, these days for everything cool and craftlicious—gussies up vintage men's ties with silk-screened designs, appliqués, and hand embroidery.
Made with organic and sustainable fabrics such as hemp and tencel, Jess Fraley's line of made-to-order and one-of-a-kind clothing is sewn by Fraley herself, in her home state of Oregon. Her pieces have clean, classic lines, but are sumptuously earthy
We’ve seen umpteen recycled vinyl billboards repurposed into hand and shoulder bags before, but rarely on this scale. Models large enough to fit your surfboard or snowboard into. We’ve seen recycled inner tubes converted to wallets and bags too, but
By Rebecca R. Wodder, President, American Rivers. It isn't every day that you get to see the rebirth of a river. Think of it as destruction in the name of creation: With an explosive boom and huge plumes of dust, demolition of Oregon's 95-year old
For the sixth straight year now, a large expanse of oxygen-depleted water — known as a "dead zone" — has appeared off the coast of central Oregon, raising concerns among scientists about the long-term health and biodiversity of the ocean ecosystem.
The sandal that Bill Coombs, CEO of Rafters Footwear, is holding here, is we believe one of a new line that will sport outsoles made from 25% recycled rubber. With the polyester webbing straps created from recycled drink bottles. It seems like the
Ashland, Oregon, will soon become one of the first cities to offer solar energy shares to its residents. Initially, the city will offer shares of a municipal solar array to be built on top of a state-owned storage building. The first investment package
Fair trade coffee won't help the poor nervous salmon settle down unless customers decide henceforth to join the pee-bucket brigade. 'Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey found Grande amounts of caffeine all over the bottom sediments of the
Well, here's a twist you might not expect College students with an eye for the political landscape on campus at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon actually were able to pass a proposal adding a $15 fee to every college bill to ensure
Funny how things merge and morph. In days of yore we told you about the :Bakfiets cargo from the Netherlands that can also transport kids around. And in the some month we highlighted the Stokemonkey assistance motor for Xtracycle. Last month the two
When copy machines at West Linn High School in Oregon were out of commission for three days in November, people took notice that they were able to save so many reams of paper from being used at school and interest in having a No Print Day once a month