Oregon Going Green will be your best source of information about everything going green in Oregon. We will provide information and tips on how you can live green. Being Environmentally Friendly is not just our duty to Mother Earth, but it is the right thing to do. So, check back frequently as we showcase products and [...]
When we think of black out curtains, the image of the British closing their windows and drawing these curtains as tightly as can be comes to mind. During World War II, these special curtains made from dark and heavy fabric were used to prevent German and Japanese bombers from finding their targets through the lights [...]
The movement to go green is not about individuals. It is great when you make a decision to go green in your family, but your family alone can’t make the big difference that we need as a society. What we need is every person to take the step to go green. One of the best [...]
Passive solar energy is one of the best ways to conserve energy in your home. Lest you think that you have to demolish the whole house just to make it part of your house, you have another think coming. Actually, you only need to install energy efficient windows to enjoy the energy and non- energy [...]
It is said that there are only three things in life that you can never escape, no matter how hard you try – change, taxes and, finally, death. Well, that being the case, you can always get the better deal off these things than to be frustrated about your lack of control.
Let’s start with the [...]
Going green is a phrase that is being tossed about a lot these days. It seems every day there is a new story about a company going green or about new products that help you to go green. The idea of going green is something that many people are familiar with, but that they do [...]
Green vehicles and technologies have been in the news and on a lot of people’s minds recently. However, no one seems to have the same definition of the term. Is a vehicle green merely because it is small, light, and extremely fuel efficient, or does it need to use alternate fuel sources or have other [...]
There are lots of different types of plastics on the market, each with their own properties. Some plastics are a lot healthier and more environmentally friendly than others. They’re more stable and easier to recycle. How do you tell the difference? Each piece of plastic should come with a resin identification code. That’s the one [...]
Almost everyone has a cell phone these days. They’re ubiquitous, and they’ve come a long way since the early days. You may remember when cell phones were large, clunky, and rare. However, the average US phone lasts only eighteen months. These phones aren’t necessarily broken. They’re thrown out by people who want to upgrade and [...]
Did you know that ceiling fans and roof turbines could be saving you a lot of money? They’re extremely efficient and can do a lot to improve the temperature of your home, winter or summer. Here’s a look at what you can do with your roof turbines and ceiling fans to improve energy efficiency and [...]
The increased public awareness of environmental issues has led to a number of unique, “green” products entering the marketplace. One such product is the compact fluorescent lamp (light) bulb. This new light bulb is rapidly replacing the traditional incandescent bulb thanks to its cost and energy saving benefits.
Surprisingly, compact fluorescent lamps are not a new [...]