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Two percent of American's are vegan. Without traditional sources of protein (meat, dairy, etc), where do they get it from? Tofu, a product of unfermented soy curds, is a main source. This bouncy, little, flavorless chunk of legume based extract is as dangerous (apparently) as it is plain. Many healt...
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When he's not exploring the backstreets of Portland by bicycle with his wife and daughter, Todd Roll is busy leading tours for his bike tour company Pedal Bike Tours. Todd's new book "Pedal Portland, 25 Easy Rides For Exploring The City By Bike" comes out next April. My Darling Portland, I can't s...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
Green Lifestyle Choices Don't Change the Systems That Make Fossil Fuels Attractive Which is why we need a structural solution, like a carbon tax. by MAGGIE KOERTH-BAKER Fossil fuels don't care which brand of paper towel you use. They don't care whether you put bamboo flooring in your kitchen, or ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Written by Ellen Dorsey I am part of a new professional development program at Portland State University’s Institute for Sustainable Solutions (ISS).The program is designed to give recent graduates like me the opportunity to develop professional leadership and networking skills in industries associ...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
The big rigs rattling past smokestacks sure don't make this Chicago roadway look like the greenest street in America. But their tires roll over smog-eating pavement, the streetlights run on solar and wind power, the sidewalks were made with recycled concrete, and shrub-filled "bioswales" keep storm...
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Posted by on in Recycling
When I was a kid, you could come to New York City and buy a big soda in a large styrofoam cup. (You could also get murdered a lot more easily or score some drugs or afford a place in Soho, but that’s not my point here.) Big soda kept cool in a nice big cup — paradise, in its way. Reuters / Eduard...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
It’s nearly 2013 and I am grateful. After three years of traveling with a backpack through 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East, I am finally back home with my family in the United States.  The time I spent abroad stretched my mind and broadened my heart, transformed long h...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Change can be tough, and sometimes it takes a kick-start to make it happen. Take the EcoChallenge this October 1-15 and change your life for good. How does it work? This October, we challenge you to choose one action to reduce your environmental impact and stick with it for two weeks. As an indivi...
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