Oregon Sustainable News from 11.30.09 to 12.04.0912/07/2009
GREEN FOCUS: Cool Things That Are Green
There are a lot of light news about Oregon and sustainability that you might not have read. Here are some environmental topics that caught our eye recently.
12/4/09 : A consistent roll of waves that approach the Oregon coast has energy that can be captured and used to power your life...well at least some of it. You can read a GreenPosting article about Oregon and Oregon State leading the way for this newly targeted source of renewable energy. Anywho, Oregon Iron Works has been given the go to start constructing our NATION’s FIRST WAVE ENERGY PROJECT. They will build a 10-buoy, 1.5 megawatt wave energy system that will be set up along the Oregon Coast near Reedsport.
11/30/09 : Have you ever thought that you know a pristine bicycle route in Oregon that should be considered an Oregon State Scenic Bikeway? This is your chance to nominate an official Oregon Scenic Bikeway! Don’t just think about it, do it. Don’t dilly daddle, you only have until January 31st to get your paperwork in.
12/01/09 : This has nothing to do with Portland, or Oregon in fact. If you could name the word of the decade, what would you guess? Did you guess, ‘Chinglish’, ‘Subprime’, or ‘Misunderestimate’? If so, you’re wrong. Though on the top 25 list, you’re still not right. The #1 word of the last decade is...Global warming!! Oh, and while we’re at it, ‘unfriend’ is the word of the year.
12/3/09 : Franz Bakery was named a “Save Energy Now Energy Champion” plant by the US Department of Energy. They were able to cut energy costs by 15 percent in their Portland facility by installing a catalytic oxidizer in May to remove most of the ethanol emissions. Franz Bakery is a century old, and it’s the largest family-owned and independent bakery on the West Coast.
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By: Jonathan Davis, Founder and Editor