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  Check out Little Bay Root's energy production Solar farms may not be a common sight around Oregon, but look close and you’ll spot those sun-gathering panels shining on roofs in Portland, Salem, all over the state. I finally saw the light when I noticed that our partner, Oregon Screen Impressions, transformed its huge, flat roof into a sea of solar panels. What a smart way to offset a big chunk of their energy costs! The process was easy. Energy Trust of Oregon helped us get multiple bids and presentations from a few companies. Each group offered different options, including...

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When I was a kid growing up in the woods of New Hampshire, milkweed plants grew in the areas that surrounded our vegetable garden. When I was 10 or 12 years old, my big brother told me the importance of these "weeds". And they were. No one planted these...they just were there, like every other fern or wild blueberry bush. Just something nature provided. My big brother taught me that in some time, toward the middle to end of the summer, we'd be able to spot some juicy, plump (but not tasty, i don't think) caterpillars that would transform into...

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Between 2008-2012, 135 people died and more than 33,000 were injured in traffic crashes in Portland. Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable. On average, 12 pedestrians and 2 cyclists per year are killed while crossing Portland streets.Do you know about Vision Zero? Seems like it would help with my sustained ability to receive irritated looks from cyclists. Their achievement so far that has affected LBR's daily commute(s) is the North Williams project. This project improved sidewalk and pedestrian crossing infrastructure, buffered left- side bike lanes, intersection redesigns and traffic calming along the Rodney Street neighborhood greenway. Trying to turn left off of Williams was...

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