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Nearly three-quarters of new Oregon residents come from western states, many of which are suffering from severe water shortages. PORTLAND, Ore. – It’s no surprise that Oregon, especially Portland, is a hot destination for transplants from around the country. Anyone who sits in Portland’s increasing...
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Posted by on in Water Conservation
If you live in Portland, your lights may now be partly powered by your drinking water. An ingenious new system captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, creating hydropower without the negative environmental effects of something like a dam. Small turbines in the pipes spin in the flo...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
While the month of April is generally recognized as “Earth Month,” over the last six years, the NBA has brought attention to environmental issues by hosting NBA Green Week Presented By Sprint.  This year’s event featured the creation of commemorative t-shirts made out of post-consumer bottles b...
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Posted by on in Arts and Entertainment
Each summer, the Media Institute for Social Change hosts a dozen college students and teaches them how to produce engaging and effective radio and film documentaries. Students come from across the country, from schools like Princeton, St. Olaf, Colby, Macalester, Whitman, and Reed, to name just a fe...
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Posted by on in General Environment
When he's not exploring the backstreets of Portland by bicycle with his wife and daughter, Todd Roll is busy leading tours for his bike tour company Pedal Bike Tours. Todd's new book "Pedal Portland, 25 Easy Rides For Exploring The City By Bike" comes out next April. My Darling Portland, I can't s...
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Posted by on in Transportation
Portland has been factoring bicycling into integrated urban, suburban, and even rural transportation, development and sustainability plans. In 2003, city leaders and transit authorities launched a public campaign to encourage residents to bike, walk and make greater use of public transportation. The...
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Posted by on in Green Design
Hundreds gathered Thursday for the official ribbon cutting on Portland’s newest, old federal building, the Edith Green-Wendall Wyatt. “I love the building. I've loved it since I first learned about it in November,” said Dorothy Robyn, Commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration’s Publi...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Written by Ellen Dorsey I am part of a new professional development program at Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS).The program is designed to give recent graduates like me the opportunity to develop professional leadership and networking skills in industries associ...
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