Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Home Green Home

I will be here, will you? I hope so!

Home Green Home Buy Tickets
Monday September 28, 2009 from 9:00am - 3:00pm
Clark County ReStore
5000 E 4th Plain BlvdVancouver, Washington Get Directions
The Washington State Recycling Association ( puts on 3-4 Washington Recycles Every Day (WRED) events every year as a service to its membership and to introduce itself to other members of the green community.

This is the first time a WRED event has been located in Vancouver. Come out and hear from some innovative and conscientious programs and businesses from Vancouver and Portland. Lunch and tours are included in the registration.

Come learn about:
Clark County Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Computer Reuse Education and Marketing (CREAM)
Green Star Flooring
Metro Paint
DRS (Drywall Recycling Services) and
United Natural Foods

Ticket Info: $80 (WSRA members $65)

Green Drinks!

It's been awhile since I've posted Green Drinks to my site.* Here's the info for the next Green Drinks:

Where: Lapellah near the new Fred Meyers off of HWY 14
When: September 29th-Informal intros start @ 6 PM (feel free to gather earlier)
Who: Anyone is welcome

This month our 5 min spiel speaker will be Kendra Pearce from Urban Farm School. Urban Farm School is a Clark County based small business that is dedicated to helping the common person find the knowledge and confidence to grow and preserve their own food. UFS offers private garden and canning consultations, workshops, lectures, family events, and GardenforLife parties. Please, visit for details about our services and upcoming class schedule.

*Please be patient, I'm trying to find a good "calendar of events" plug-in for this site. Until I do (any suggestions?) I have to just make events their own posts.

Upcoming events in the area:

Our very own Halloween costume party! Please mark your calendars for Friday October 30th. We are organizing music, drinks, and costume prizes. So get creative and dream up a great costume. More details soon to follow. ;-)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dear Reuser #1

I've always wanted this blog to be a forum for answering questions from the public. Awhile ago, I got a few questions, but unfortunately got so swamped with work, I've been a bit behind with blog posts. Here's the first of what I hope to be many questions.

Dear Reuser,
I have a dead lightbulb and am wondering if I should throw it away or recycle it?

If the lightbulb is CFL(spiral) it needs to go to household hazardous waste (all flourescents contain a small amount of mercury to work and this can be recovered and used again if taken to the correct place.) If it's just a normal, standard bulb, you can just place this in your normal garbage. The glass that is used in incandescent light bulbs cannot be recycled with container glass-it's a different consistency and composition and can cause structural integrity issues in recycled glass containers. Therefore, it's best to just throw these away (at least for now.)

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Parking meters as bike lock-up stations

Good to see they reused the parking meter infrastructure, instead of just trashing it.

Hat tip to @agreenliving for the link.
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