Portland

Orlando Latest City to Go 100% Renewables, But Are Resources Backing Up Words?

The Sierra Club announced that the Orlando City Commission unanimously approved a resolution mandating that the city run 100 percent on renewables by…

The Curious Case of Trademark Requests for Racial Slurs

According to a recent report, there has been a tiny upward blip in trademark requests sent to the federal government to register racists…

Portland Metro Targets 100 Percent Renewable Energy By 2050

This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by…

Portland Takes Aim at Inequality with CEO Tax

All corporations operating within the city must now pay an additional 10 percent tax if the CEO receives more than 100 times the…

Green Bins And Commercial Composting: What’s Working, What’s Not?

Commercial composting solves a myriad of problems in big cities: It reduces carbon emissions in landfills, creates jobs and businesses, and turns out…

Portland’s Clean Diesel Initiative Builds New Specs for Green Construction

What do you get when you put a real estate developer, a large neighborhood association, a state environment agency and a whole lot…

Shell Battles for Drilling Amid Plummeting Profits in Second Quarter

It's been a rough week for Royal Dutch Shell. Profits are down, angst about its Arctic oil-drilling operations are way up, and costs…

How Sports Are Influencing Sustainable Practices

We sat down with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Portland Timbers and San Diego Padres to talk sustainability, the position sports teams are in to…

3p Weekend: Top 10 U.S. Cities for Electric Vehicles

This week ChargePoint, the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging network, released a list of the top 10 friendliest metropolitan areas for EV…

Oregon Company Wants to Turn Recycled Water Into Beer

In Oregon, Clean Water Services wants to turn recycled water into beer and is petitioning the state government to allow it to move…

New Year’s Day in Portland: 2030

In 2030, Portland's skyscrapers will be transformed into vertical farm habitats, predicts Masdar Blogging Contest runner-up Ozzie Gonzalez.

3p Weekend: 11 Companies That Hire the Formerly Incarcerated

It's no secret that finding a job after being released from prison is an often insurmountable task, leading to skyrocketing recidivism rates across…

Portland State University Program Teaches Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Impact Entrepreneurs program at Portland State University's School of Business Administration is applying the unique effectiveness and rigor of business practices to…

PSU and Walmart Collaborate on Green Roof

Designing green roofs is not just about installing solar panels on large rooftops. It’s also about using the space to filter stormwater, enable…

Can the Spark Convince Drivers to Switch to Electric Vehicles?

GM is now ready to roll out the 2014 Spark EV, so Leon Kaye flew to Portland to test the electric car's 82…