Tongues were a-wagging this week in Portland over speculation that Barack Obama's primary appearance, whose 75,000-strong crowd drew over 8,000 cyclists, was also meant to serve as a tacit endorsement of mayoral candidate -- and erstwhile city
West Coasters, take note: Design Green Now, a small tour and series of panel discussions about sustainable design and greening consumer products, is coming to a venue near you. Starting April 1 in Bellingham, WA and ending April 11 in Long Beach, CA,
We have seen one or two examples of affordable sustainable housing, for example this apartment block in London or this $200,000 Oklahoma zero energy house, but overall environmentally sustainable architecture is still seen as somewhat of an elitist
"Many repair shops thus found it worthwhile to make replacement parts themselves - not difficult if a man specialized in one kind of part, as many repairmen did. In this way, groups of bicycle repair shops were almost doing the work of manufacturing
Continuous, rapid progress is a must if we are to reduce our carbon footprint enough to make a difference. Portland Oregon USA has long been a pioneer and prototype test center for green ideas. We wish them luck on this one as well.
"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
Shocking, we know: to think that a recovery plan drafted by Bush government "scientists" (see political cronies) would be deemed "deeply flawed" by an independent peer review. Yet that was the principal finding of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife
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,
Our previous post on Bike Moves (that is a group of friends moving an entire household by bike) proved pretty popular, and our ever vigilant commenters were able to furnish us with a little more info on this cultural phenomenon. Anthill sent us details
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.
Only in Portland would our leftover crap get treated so well, in a solar powered, LEED platinum storage building! Expect growth in storage facilities as we migrate to smaller spaces and can't part with grandma's treasures, but here it is absolutely
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
Because modern pets (and their owners) sometimes prefer modern furniture, Square Cat Habitat has updated the scratching post and kitty bed with a modern, sustainable alternative. The Portland, OR-based cat lovers chose bamboo plywood and water-based
Combining traditional techniques with enlightened materials, Portland, OR-based Jeffrey Armistead and Digui strives to make furniture that withstands not just years, but decades of use and will be beautiful not just today, but tomorrow as well. Using