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April 17, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

PSU Contest Aims To Take Green Ideas To Market

Portland State University and Wells Fargo are challenging university faculty and students to invent greener products, processes and services.

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Filed under: Sustainability, Environment, Green technology

Dec. 21, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Kitzhaber: Sunrise for natural resource industries

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Filed under: Forestry, Green building, Green technology, John Kitzhaber

Nov. 29, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Prize-winning idea: Using light to clean toxic water

Beaverton-based water-purification start-up Puralytics won a $250,000 grand prize last week in the fifth annual Cleantech Open, a competition promoting green innovations. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Green technology, Toxics

Nov. 23, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

R2B2: Pedal power for kitchen appliances

Check out these pictures of the pedal-powered kitchen center from FastCompany Design. The concept, from Christoph Thetard, is to power kitchen appliances such as a hand mixer, food processor and coffee grinder with a manual pedal. It could reduce a kitchen's carbon footprint and lower a home's electric bill. Does this retro reinvention have a a place in the modern home? Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Sustainability, Energy efficiency, Green technology

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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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