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Daily tips in green living from Peggy LaPoint.


CA gets serious about reducing single-use plastics

In a move that will hopefully spur other states to follow suit, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed…

Now that the sun is out, protect your skin with safe sunscreens

We finally made it to summer and the sun is coming on strong, so make sure you…

Single-use plastics to be phased out on federal lands and parks

The sale of single-use plastics in parks and public lands are set to be phased out. Secretary…

We’ve been wet but that doesn’t mean we’re immune to wildfires. Here’s how to prepare

As we sit here in mid-June, after having already passed our average rainfall for the month, it’s…

Environmental group urges DEQ to regulate trash on Willamette River

Willamette Riverkeeper has petitioned the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to regulate trash on the Willamette River…

Become a Certified Master Recycler and volunteer to teach others

Want to make a difference in your community while also learning about repair, reuse, compost, toxics, equity…

Study shows disposable coffee cup releases billions of nanoplastic particles

It’s often said that you are what you eat. But what about what you drink? If you…

City’s study shows Portland losing tree canopy

A city’s urban tree canopy has so many benefits, from reducing summer peak temperatures and air pollution…

Is Starbucks really eliminating their disposable cups?

We’ve heard the company make promises about moving away from single-use cups before, so excuse me for…



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