Category: Sustainable

Earthtechling: All the green gadgety goodness you’ve been seeking—in one place

What’s Earthtechling? It’s a new Portland-based site that’s designed to cover everything happening at the intersection of gadgets and green.

If there’s one thing we like in Portland, it’s the whole sustainable and green movement. If there’s another thing we like, it’s the whole shiny technology object thing. So why hasn’t anyone around here had the gumption to marry those two oh so Portlandy things into one great “you got your techie peanut butter in my green chocolate; you got your green chocolate in my techie peanut butter” you might ask?

Well, okay. I asked that. So I’m going to pretend you did.

And now we have our answer. Even if you didn’t ask. Introducing Earthtechling. Read More

Eat your vegetables—or maybe someone else’s—with Veggie Trader

It never fails. All it takes is the first glimpse of that burning orb up in the sky and the first warm spell. And suddenly every Oregonian is sprinting to the local garden store, grabbing their shovels, and frantically tilling their backyard beds or their local community gardens.

But come summer and early fall, what happens? That’s right: too many zucchini.

Enter Portland-based Veggie Trader, a social swapping site that uses the Web to help overbearing gardeners… err gardens share their bounty with others—and get vegetables they can use in return. Read More