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Liven up your holiday debates with some earth-friendly topics!

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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[ What Happens When Oil Spills in the Arctic? ]

As oil companies prepare to tap into Arctic oil, a new report from the National Research Council says we’re far from ready to clean up a spill.

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[ Mystery wild photo ]

The correct answer is Death Valley National Park in California.

In light of National Parks Week, you may be interested to know that Death Valley National Park is one is the largest in the lower 48 states.


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[ Preparing for Climate Change: Q&A with Vicki Arroyo ]

Preparing for Climate Change with Vicki Arroyo


Photo: James Duncan Davidson / TED


Rising sea levels, droughts and wildfires are just some of the impacts the US is facing because of climate change. How can we prepare for more to come?  Vicki Arroyo, the Executive Director of the Georgetown Climate Center, is helping cities around the country safeguard their communities, businesses and homes from these impacts. She talked to us about her work and steps people can take to make their communities resilient.

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[ Scientific Wrangling Over Natural Gas and Climate Obscures the Need for Real Action ]

After decades of debate and with growing anxiety about climate change, the planet is no closer to a systematic solution to our collective energy challenge. Yet still we try.

At its impressive Vancouver gathering, National Geographic asked a simple question:  Is natural gas the bridge to a sustainable energy future? The meeting brought together an impressive group of industry specialists, community representatives, environmental activists, and Aboriginal leaders. The frank discussions ranged from highly specialized, technical observations to emotional appeals for environmental protection.…

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[ The Shops at Wisconsin Place and EarthShare Partner for Earth Day Celebration 2014 ]

Chevy Chase, MD Earth Day Celebration


Enjoy live music, samples from local food vendors,
and more on the outdoor patio

On Saturday, April 26th, 2014 The Shops at Wisconsin Place (5310 Western Avenue, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815) will host an Earth Day Celebration on the outdoor patio and a raffle to benefit EarthShare. From 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, The Shops at Wisconsin Place will come alive with a farmer’s market showcasing the best of local food offerings, live entertainment, and various eco-chic vendors.

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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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The Portland Recycling Guide

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