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General Helpful Links
3rd Party Certifiers: Research green certifications for organizations, products, and services
· Urban Edibles
A community database of wild food source in Portland, OR. It's wild. Pick it, eat it, report it!
· BEST Business Center
A free service for businesses in Portland that want to become greener and more profitable. We provide a free evaluation of your business in the areas of energy, water, waste and recycling, purchasing, green building and transportation.
· CERES Certified
Offers certification according to organic standards or standards for Good Agricultural Practices.
· Fair Trade Federation
Strengthens and promotes North American organizations fully committed to fair trade.
· GREAT Businesses
The Gresham Resource Efficiency Assistance To (GREAT) Businesses program offers free assistance, resources and recognition to help businesses conserve natural resources, protect the local environment and help the bottom line.
· Green Guard
Product certification program for low emitting interior building materials, furnishings, and finish systems used in educational (daycare and K-12) environments. As well as computers and electronics.
· Oregon Energy Trust Trade Allies
More than 600 experienced contractors, distributors and other professionals are affiliated with one or more Energy Trust programs.
guiding homeowners on the path to sustainability
· Little Snowbirds
Join their quest to get back on the road part-time and realize their dream lifestyle.
· On Portland
Portland Entertainment, Arts, Culture and Food
Yes, it’s another local Portland, Oregon group blog.
· PDX Air
Seeking cleaner air through the reduction of industrial pollution
· PDX PIPELINE
Portland music, art, events, entertainment, and sustainability
· Reading Local
A quest to find everything there is to know about the Portland, Oregon “book scene”
Local ClubsEnvironmental Organizations
· Sunnyside Portland
Reporting hyperlocal news that’s relevent to SE Portland residents and businesses, both within the Sunnyside neighborhood and in surrounding communities.
· Community Energy Project
Empowers people in the Portland metro area to maintain healthier, more livable homes, control their utility costs, and conserve natural resources.
· Earth Share of Oregon
A federation of 68 local and national non-profit conservation groups that provides a convenient way for Oregonians to support conservation and healthy communities.
· In Defense of Animals
Works to end animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse by protecting and advocating for the rights, welfare, and habitats of animals, as well as to raise their status beyond mere property, commodities, or things.
· Oregon Environmental Council
Solving global warming, protecting kids from toxins, cleaning up our rivers, building sustainable economies, and ensuring healthy food and local farms.
· Oregon Trout
Restoring freshwater health through innovative restoration.
· Oregon Wild
Instrumental in securing permanent legislative protection for some of Oregon’s most precious landscapes,
Oregon Sustainable Agriculture Land Trust
· Portland Peak Oil
Weekly meetings that focus on topics ranging from permaculture to alternative energy and community currencies.
· Sierra Club
Promotes conservation of the Oregon natural environment by influencing public policy decisions--legislative, administrative, legal, and electoral.
· The Dirt
A Portland environmental information source that has events, forums, and more.
Government Resources: Local
· The Nature Conservancy in Oregon
The leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.
Government Resources: National
· Portland Stormwater Management
A free online resource for property owners to learn about effective stormwater management, connect with local stormwater professionals and businesses, find out about city grants and financial incentives, and then share stormwater projects with others.