Environment

Which 🚘 gaz-guzzler just got a renewed 🌱 lease on life

Portland takes its environment seriously. Not only are we learning from the past, we’re bringing the past back and making it better. Case in point, Oregon Institute of Technology’s student Scott Morris, who is making his senior project about as Portland as you can get. He plans to convert his 1979 Datsun 620 pickup (yep, […]

/ February 7, 2022


How (and why) you can help Coastal Martens this Holiday

Coastal martens (also known as Humboldt martens and pacific martens) were once thought to be extinct. But 50 years after the last one was spotted, they began to show up, little by little. Their numbers are still low – there might be 500 in all – but thanks to good science —especially the good science […]

/ December 20, 2021


PSU Students Convert Any Car to Carbon-Free

Portland State University students Blake Turner and Sean Krivonogoff have a plan to make driving emissions-free, and it doesn’t involve equipping the whole world with Teslas. “Instead, their big idea is to convert existing cars from gas guzzlers to green machines that run on hydrogen — a switch that would cost a fraction of buying […]

/ February 28, 2021


‘How will public transit survive?’ An examination in Portland and Seattle

What’s the future of public transit in our region? (🎨: Photo courtesy of TriMet / Bridgeliner illustration) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Have […]

/ September 3, 2020


Recycling plastic isn’t easy — but the PNW has some ideas of how to fix that

Read on for how you can help. (🎨: Bridgeliner illustration) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Recycling is easy … right? Theoretically, yes, but […]

/ August 27, 2020


Black Lives Haven’t Always Mattered to the Climate Movement. Here’s How to Fix That.

Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Black Americans are more likely to breathe polluted air, more likely to live near a landfill, more likely […]

/ August 10, 2020


Electric Cars Aren’t Living Up to The Eco-Friendly Hype. Here’s One Way to Change That.

(📸: Paul Brennan from Pixabay) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. It’s sad losing a hero.  For years, you think your hero is flawless, […]

/ August 3, 2020


How Waterfront Park Brought the Water to Portlanders

The pace of change in Portland can be maddening sometimes, but as we wait for the Albina Vision, the Green Loop, and the Duckworth Dock of our dreams to become a reality, it’s worth remembering that most local gems weren’t created overnight. Take Waterfront Park. The idea for a riverfront park in downtown dates back […]

/ August 28, 2019