Archive | May, 2013

PSU’s SAGE program spices up national modular classroom options

Portland State University’s sustainable architecture program is about to deploy its first set of green portable classrooms on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

The city of Cambridge, Md. hopes to use the structures as it educates children on the ecologically and historically significant Chesapeake Bay watershed…

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PSU's SAGE program spices up national modular classroom options. Sustainable Business Oregon. May 14, 2013.

Getting a feel for forest

Members of the South Santiam Community Forest project team on Friday spent the day visiting key sites along the proposed corridor, from Sweet Home to Cascadia Cave.

The South Santiam Forest Corridor Project proposes an as-yet undefined corridor along the South Santiam River, from a point that started at a former Knife River (Morse Bros.) gravel site northwest of Clark Mill Road to the Willamette National Forest, east of Cascadia…

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Getting a feel for forest. The New Era, Sweet Home News. May 8, 2013.

Truce brokered in long running battle over Columbia River water

For nearly a decade, conservationists and irrigation interests have battled at the state capitol over Columbia River water and the long-standing laws safeguarding Columbia summer flows from new appropriations. These summer flows are critical to support the Columbia River’s salmon and steelhead runs protected by the federal Endangered Species Act…

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Truce brokered in long running battle over Columbia River water. Instream- Water Watch Oregon Newlsetter. Spring, 2013.

Aging in place in manufactured housing

A healthy, inexpensive, environmentally friendly solution for housing millions of retiring baby boomers is staring us in the face. We just know it by a dirty name…

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How the Trailer Park Could Save Us All. Pacific Standard. April 22, 2013.