Monthly Archives: April 2011

Portland’s Northwest Shingle Recyclers grind oil from shingles for reuse as asphalt for roads

OREGONIAN (April 18, 2011) – Your old roof is rich in oil. But until recently, when it came time for a new one, those drab asphalt shingles went to the landfill because there wasn’t a big market for recycling them. And … Continue reading

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Three volunteering ideas that fit your busy life

IDEALISTBLOG (April 13, 2011) – Volunteering offers benefits to communities and individuals and the volunteer. Studies show volunteers benefit mentally and physically, and report increased happiness due to stronger social ties. But it’s also often presented in popular media as an activity … Continue reading

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10 Weird But Beautiful Homes

1. Earthship Home Water and energy shortages, groundwater and river pollution, wasteful McMansions being built all over the world and fluctuating temperature; with so much happening on this earth, this is the perfect time for Earthship. By earthship I don’t … Continue reading

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