Green Tips

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What are YOU doing at home, work, in your daily life, to keep your carbon footprint light, keep it sustainable, green, eco-friendly. What’s working for you in your home, family, backyard, for your pets? Share with us and we’ll share it with the KINK Community.


eEcosphere

Posted by Samala on July 22, 2014
eecosphere logo

You can find lots of websites, social media pages and books to tell you how to be green, but it doesn’t mean they’re good. Now there’s an app that offers sharable, easy advice on how to make your life more sustainable. The co-founder of eEcosphere created the app to help people connect with actionable ideas and it allows users to …

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Spare the Air

Posted by Samala on July 21, 2014
spare the air

On hot summer days, pollution from cars and other gas-powered engines along with chemicals in paints and aerosol sprays can create unhealthy levels of smog.  There are things you can do to help keep the air healthy when the temperature rises.  Skip mowing or using a leaf blower for a day or two, if they’re gas powered.  Choose water-based latex …

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Community Supported Agriculture

Posted by Samala on July 21, 2014
csa

A CSA, or Community Supported Agriculture, is a partnership between a farmer and a member of the community.  A community member purchases a share of the farmer’s harvest and typically receives a weekly share of seasonal vegetables, eggs or even meat and poultry, depending on the farm. Shareholders allow the farm to cover operating costs and customers are able to …

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Clean Tech in PDX

Posted by Samala on July 17, 2014
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Portland’s been ranked number four in the nation for “clean tech” with Oregon the third-leading state.  It’s the new ranking by U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index produced by Portland-based research firm Clean Edge.  Three California cities topped the the index which tracks everything from electric vehicles to renewable energy to patent and investment activity.  Two items leading the way include …

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Clean Energy in PDX

Posted by Samala on July 16, 2014
clean energy

The City of Portland recently cut the fee for residential solar permits in support of their renewable energy goals. The 52 percent reduction is to encourage more homeowners to adopt this sustainable energy source.  The city worked with solar industry representatives to assess fees, permits and the inspection process.  Through this evaluation, they found efficiencies in the permitting process, allowing …

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Master Recyclers

Posted by Samala on July 16, 2014
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Are you passionate about reducing waste and thoughtful consumption?  You can join the over 1200 people who’ve become Master Recyclers and share your knowledge with the community.  Registration is open now for fall 2014 Master Recycler’s eight week course, which is taught by professionals from the public and private sectors.   Course graduates agree to volunteer 30 hours putting their …

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Summer Weather Tips

Posted by Samala on July 14, 2014
summer window

According to PGE, 80 percent of residential customers have air conditioning of some kind, but while they keep your home cool, they cost money to run.  So here are some tips to help you keep your home cool with or without air conditioning.  Open windows when it’s cool outside (nights and early mornings) and close them when temperatures start to …

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Portland Tool Libraries

Posted by Samala on July 11, 2014
tool library

The average power tool spends more time sitting in its case than it does being used. Instead of having a garage full of unused tools gathering dust, there are alternatives. Borrowing tools has become a popular alternative and Portland is home to four tool libraries where you can borrow home and garden tools if you live in the tool library’s …

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DIY Laundry Detergent

Posted by Samala on July 10, 2014
laundry

When it comes to going green, you may not stop to think about your laundry detergent. But there’s a host of chemicals, including phosphates and sodium lauryl sulfate, that are harming your health and the environment. There are a variety of safe and natural detergents available, but if you’re on a tight budget or love to DIY, I’ve found a …

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Marine Animal Rescue

Posted by Samala on July 10, 2014
marine animal rescue

Do you know what to do if you find a stranded marine animal on the beach? First, keep your distance.  If the animal is in distress, approaching them could cause them to attack. Some also carry diseases.  Watch from a distance and look for injuries or markings. Is it thin, wounded or does it have a tag?  Those will be …

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eEcosphere
Spare the Air
Community Supported Agriculture
Clean Tech in PDX
Clean Energy in PDX
Master Recyclers
Summer Weather Tips
Portland Tool Libraries
DIY Laundry Detergent
Marine Animal Rescue
Pesticides and Declining Bee Populations
Why Morning is the Best Time to Water
Urban Agriculture Ordinances
Saving America’s Pollinators
Here’s To a Better School Lunch
Oregon Beaches Water Quality Report
Expiration Dates? Less Food Waste!
Delicious Leftovers, Less Food Waste!
Better Meal Planning, Less Food Waste!
The Price of Food Waste
Sunday Parkways
Foot Traffic Ahead
Energy Hogs
Microbeads – Ick!
Oregon Right to Know
Portland Nursery
Repair PDX – Working Together
Oregon Food Bank’s Plant a Row Program
KINK Better Living Show 2014
America Recycles Day
Be apart of Schoolyard Farms
Clean The Beach This Weekend!
Paddle to Preserve Ross Island
PCC Course Goes Green
Turn Your Career Green!
Find your Dream Chicken
Green Tip: Clean Energy Works Oregon
Green Tip: Organicology
Green Tip: Free Geek
Green Tip: Homemade Dog Treats
Winter Trail Days


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