News updates from Solar Oregon
The Mt. Hood Green Scene is a recycling event and sustainability fair sponsored by the Sustainable Hoodland Network, the Villages at Mt Hood, and the Clackamas County Office of Sustainability. It was funded by a grant from Portland Recycling Team. In tandem with the Friends of the Hoodland Library's Used Book Sale Join us for: ☼ Music ☼ Food ☼ Student Displays ☼ Kids' Activities ☼ Local Green Businesses & Group Info ☼ Information for Living Green
The Eco-Fair has been organized to assist in the understanding of environmental affairs and issues, sustainable practices, and the products and services that support those practices and issues.
Forty-four-year-old Corvallis resident Jonathan Carroll is living the low-impact lifestyle. His south-facing home has solar panels for generating electricity, a solar hot water system and a raised bed garden.
In the last few years, energy producers and conservation groups have eyed big, flat roofs as fertile ground to produce energy, or improve the local environment. Sailor has a three-year federal grant to look questions like what makes the most efficient mix of roof colors. Portland city officials aren’t waiting for that. They’re developing a tax credit that might be worth up to $2,500 for combined green-and-black roofs.
The 2010 NW Solar Expo will offer workshops, exhibitors, and seminars to homeowners and business owners interested in clean energy solutions for their homes and buildings. Come learn more about the Feed in Tariff, learn the basics of going solar, financing your solar project, an overview of community solar programs, navigating incentives and tax credits and much more. Over 80 vendors displaying solar products and services will be on hand to discuss solutions and details about solar projects.