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IBM Teaching Schools How to Save Money On Buildings

IBM recently announced three public school initiatives as part of their Smarter Planet program which is now five years old. Through the use…

Biking + Walking = More Money Spent at Local Businesses

Streets that promote bicycling and walking mean more business for local shops and restaurants.

How Bicycling Creates Economic Impact: A Tale of Two Cities

Two studies from Portland and New York City reveal bicyclists spend more than their peers who arrive at the same neighborhoods via car…

Kinn, the iPhone of Bikes, Debuts Next Week

A cargo bike that combines numerous uses in to a single, intuitive, desirable design makes its debut next week.

3 Big Steps Toward Mass Use of Bicycles

Bicycling has seen an unprecedented rise in popularity, support, and accessibility these days, worldwide. To be sure part of this can be credited…

Coffee, Tea, Wine and Beer: Sustainability in the Beverage Industry

A panel at the 2011 Net Impact Conference in Portland, OR featured professionals from the local beverage industry discussing ways they approach sustainability.

Effective Social Media for Sustainable Businesses

As a blogger and social media focused PR person for numerous companies, I spend a lot of my time swimming in the tweets,…

Top 10 Climate-Ready Cities in the U.S.

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., CO2 IMPACT Cities are now home to a majority of the world’s population and are on the front line in…

Greening Pro Sports: Rallying for Recycled Plastic Rally Towels

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…

NedWater Turns the Water Cooler Into a Tool of Action

Many of you reading this have a glass of water sitting nearby. Water is typically seen either neutrally, something that just comes out…

What do Tabasco Sauce, Bamboo, and Oregon have in common?

How do you thrive as a newer, bamboo focused business in a tough economy, one that’s halved the market in recent years, and…

Portland’s Green Drop Garage Powered by Everything from Veggie Oil to…Vinyl?

You hear so much about green cars these days, from the ubiquitous Prius to the rarified Tesla. But what if you want to…

Portland, The Emerging Solar Hub?

Mention solar, and advocates of this renewable energy source salivate at the thought of solar panel farms spreading across California’s Central Valley, farther…

Eleek Takes ‘Go Local’ Ethos into Green Building

If you’ve done any digging into the green building realm, whether it’s as a homeowner, contractor, or just a design fan, it’s a…

Portland Roasting: Taking Coffee Beyond Fair Trade

Fair trade has come a long way in a short time, the most visible face of it being coffee. No longer the provence…