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This May, celebrate Bike Month in Portland.  The month is filled with events hosted by PBOT’s Active Transportation Division and others.

Most homes can be made more energy efficient and EnergyTrust of Oregon offers several easy ways to evaluate and improve your home’s energy performance.

 

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[ Break Up With Your Garbage Can ]

Let’s face it – not everyone has the time or space (or patience) to compost. But you can create a lot less garbage in the kitchen and save yourself some money as well by repurposing food waste and using fewer paper products.

Some suggestions include using washable microfiber squares instead of paper towels, disinfecting cutting boards with citrus peels, and freezing almost-expired milk for use in cooking at a later date.

This article from Rodale’s Organic Life has more great ideas and details.…

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[ Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act: Balancing energy development with conservation ]

The revised Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act (PLREDA) was reintroduced into the Senate this week with strong bipartisan support.

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[ Polis bill would enhance Colorado wilderness and recreation ]

Representative Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced legislation May 20 to protect Colorado’s Central Mountains, a breathtaking area in the Rocky Mountains of Summit County and eastern Eagle County.

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[ Wilderness Society Praises Teton County Rejection of State Push to Seize Public Lands ]

Michael Reinemer

Citing some of “the most beautiful and iconic landscapes on earth” in Teton County’s backyard, the board of commissioners Tuesday morning unanimously passed a resolution that “opposes any and all efforts by the State of Wyoming to obtain the wholesale transfer of federal

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[ 14 fabulous loop hikes in America ]

Loop hikes are considered to be the pinnacle hiking experience.

With fresh views at every step, none of your time or energy is wasted.

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Green Poll - Powered by Oregon Live

Why do you like to shop at local farmer’s markets?

To get the freshest produce
To enjoy the festive ambience
To save energy and be more sustainable
To support local business

 

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Master Recycler Program – the “mother” guide to reuse, reduce, recycle at home and work