Living Green

SOLD for $350,000! St. Johns Homestead

OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 5/19 11-1PM 10167 N. Iris Way Portland OR 97203 This updated Bungalow is oozing with charm and function inside and out, so you can move right in and start living the quintessential Portland dream life! Enter from the cheery front porch, and you’re greeted with gorgeous hardwoods and formal living and dining…

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Simplify Your Living and Reduce Your Recycling

Recycling means buying gently used second hand

It’s true that we Portlanders are fanatical about recycling. But the latest news stories have been telling us we’ve haven’t gotten the basics down as well as we would like to think. As a result, more and more is going to the landfill rather than to the recycling plant. With landfills filling up and our…

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SOLD! Cream of the Crop New Construction – $435,000

8301 N. Newman Ave. Portland Or 97203 Just Listed at $435,000! This Portsmouth homestead is top quality new construction allowing for low maintenance and carefree living at its finest! Built in 2014 by Everett Custom Homes, this EARTH Advantage Certified home came in at a perfect 10 Home Energy Score, which means cash savings on all…

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Locavorism: What It Is and Why It’s Healthier

Locavorism with Stephanie Lundin

We’ve talked a lot about our carbon footprints, living green, green building, and how what we do and the way we live has such an impact on our environment. I’m a big fan, and it seems like every single month I’m making more strides to make better, greener choices. Part of this is shopping local for…

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The Best Sustainable Walking Tour in Portland

Entrance to Portland State University

Portland delivers a crazy green city in all the best ways, and that’s part of why I love it here so much. And right in the middle of downtown sits Portland State University — who contributes much to the sustainable lifestyle. Portland State University is on the leading edge of stormwater management (which we talked about in…

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How Green Transportation Helps Portland Stay Beautiful

Green Transportion to Keep Portland Beautiful

Trailblazing the Way to Greener Transportation Portland is home to the Trailblazers and for good reason. And while that’s an NBA team, it’s an aptly named one. This city is filled of people who are blazing their own trail, and one of the most well-marked one is our eco-friendly approach to everything. Transportation accounts for…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Composting

Healthy Soil Is Important and Composting Helps Produce It

Healthy Soil Is Important and Composting Helps Produce It  Composting is just for gardeners, right? I used to think so. But I’m learning that healthy soil is important, and composting is an easy way to get more of it. What’s the big deal about dirt?   Here’s a little Soil 101 to get us started:…

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