Forget Copenhagen: Multnomah County Completes Second Solar Installation


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A bit of sunny news from Multnomah County as prospects appear increasingly grim in Copenhagen for the world climate summit: The county this week completed the second of its three planned solar installations atop a public building. The Juvenile Justice Complex at 1401 NE 68th Ave. is now home to a 250-kilowatt solar project. As previously reported in WW, County Commissioner Jeff Cogen spearheaded ...   More
 
Friday, December 18, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

Can’t Buy Plastic Water Bottles at University of Portland Anymore


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Remember the good old days when you could buy plastic water bottles on campus? Well, no more at University of Portland starting on Feb. 1. UP will join about 20 schools “not selling or using” disposable plastic water bottles, with school officials saying it's all part of being a good environmental steward. Joe Kuffner, a UP spokesman, was quick to point out that plastic water ...   More
 
Tuesday, January 26, 2010 Ari Phillips

Vote Today: Two Portland Businesses Honored for Social Impact


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Back in December, we named local businesswoman and sustainability maven Sattie Clark as a Portlander to watch in 2010. Turns out Business Week agrees. The magazine has named Clark's company and another Portland business among 26 of "America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs." Eleek, the company Clark runs with her husband Eric Kaster, builds sustainable custom-designed lighting and other ...   More
 
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 JAMES PITKIN

City Hall Becomes a Parade of Platitudes as Mayor/Guv Announce Vestas' Move


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Gov. Ted Kulongoski, Mayor Sam Adams and officials from Vestas, the Danish wind-power company, announced this afternoon that Vestas would keep its North American headquarters in Portland, despite rumors of its moving to Denver, according to the Portland Business Journal. The company also announced today it would move from its current location on Southwest Naito Parkway to the old Meier & ...   More
 
Wednesday, August 18, 2010 BETH SLOVIC

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