BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB CONTRIBUTOR
As energy costs continue to rise small increases in the cost per kWh can mean hundreds more on your energy bill. Switching to more efficient and durable lights, like LED lighting, will reduce energy consumption, increase the lifetime of your lighting, and reduce your environmental impact so your property can run smoother, simpler and brighter.
BY WIM WIEWEL | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
It's tempting to look at PSU from the standpoint of numbers: our growing diversity, record-breaking graduating classes, the $59 million in research grants our professors were awarded last year. But behind the numbers, there is a qualitative picture of PSU that helps explain why we are drawing so many students. One clear example is Urban Honors.
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
Young people believe business has the most potential — more than government and more than nonprofits — to make the world a better place.
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY
SKANSKA, one of the country's largest construction and development firms, has launched a program in Portland called Building with the Objective to provide Opportunity through Sustainable Training (BOOST), an 8-week course aimed at educating and enlarging the sub-contractor pool.
BY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER
Local news is valuable, but for nearly two decades, digital publishers have struggled to scale a sustainable local news product. Portland is about to be the testing ground for one of the next round of innovators as GoLocalPDX gears up to launch another local news website.
BY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER
Something has happened to Oregon over the past decade to cause steep declines in incomes and willingness to work.
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER
Given Oregon’s green reputation, it’s jarring to see how badly the state ranks on measures of injustice in exposure to air pollution.
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
The revamped Lostine Tavern is one of a growing number of local sustainable food purveyors in Wallowa County.