Green Tips

Hear KINK Green Tips with Peggy La Point. Monday through Friday at 6:15am, 1:30pm and 7:30pm. Quick tips on the environment and what you can do to protect it! HAVE A SUGGESTION?

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.

Junk Mail Dieting

Posted by Samala on July 30, 2014
junk mail

If you’re tired of junk mail clogging your mail box, there are a few things you can do to get off those junk mail lists.  There’s a website called Catalog Choice that allows you decline catalogs you don’t want. There are also websites that allow you to reduce the amount of unsolicited advertising mail you receive and you can opt …

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Your Car’s Footprint

Posted by Samala on July 29, 2014
portland traffic

For many people, commuting by bike, bus or even carpooling isn’t possible.  So here are some tips for making your drive more green.  Avoid excessive idling.  It wastes fuel and reduces the life of your vehicle. There’s no need to warm up your car, even in the winter and if you’re going to be sitting for more than 30 seconds, …

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Be the Change

Posted by Samala on July 28, 2014
center for earth leadership

When it comes to the environment, you can be an Agent of Change.  The Portland-based Center for Earth Leadership has opened up its registration for the popular Agent of Change training.  The program inspires environmental-minded citizens to take the next steps to become activists and leaders. Weekly classes begin in October and you’ll be taking on an environmental project in …

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We Heart Parks

Posted by Samala on July 28, 2014

You can make a difference in one day at your local park. There are a bunch of projects at Portland parks throughout the year and most of them involve some elbow grease. Three of them are taking place this Saturday. Mt Tabor Park along with Woods Park and Marquam Nature Park in Southwest Portland are hosting events. It’s your opportunity …

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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

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
hot lips car

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
master recycling logo

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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Garden Home Community Sustainability Fair
Dirt Ball Fashion
Flushable Wipes
What to Do With Old Paint Cans?
Front Loading Washing Machines
Plastic Bag Ban
The 4Liters Challenge
Skin Products for Babies
Seattle’s Composting Laws
Factory Farm Free Friday
Recycling and Food Residue
Kitchen Tool Libraries
The Last Sunday Parkway
Bikin’ in the Rain
Drug Takeback Day
Friends of Trees
Zero-Packaging Grocery Store
Metromile: Drive Green
Lease a Jeans!
Northwest Children’s Nature Play Week
NEI EcoChallenge 2014
Don’t Toss Those Eggshells
Don’t Let That Fruit Go Bad!
The Clean Bin Project
Forest Stewardship Council Labels
Natural Stain Remover
Palm Oil
Bike Commute Challenge
Nourishmat – Garden Easy!
Avoiding “Phantom Load”
Glean Art Show
Mercury in Seafood
Apple Gets Greener!
The Transit Diet
Sunday Parkways
Green Your Life
Environmental Superpowers
Cool Schools
Seed Bombs Away!
Thermal Paper BPA
Microbeads in Toothpaste
Oregon’s Energy Efficiency
Trackers Earth
The Many Uses of Baking Soda
We Can and We Will
Lawn Watering Alternatives
Conserve H2O
Sandy River Clean-Up
Garden Insects Guide
Junk Mail Dieting
Your Car’s Footprint
Be the Change
We Heart Parks
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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