Green City

The Ripple Effect

And we've got *15 BIG IDEAS* that prove it: crushed-glass countertops, a greener carpet cleaner, solar-powered wineries, a planet-healing hospital, shoes from soda bottles, a better microprocessor, and more ideas that are changing our world.

05/19/2009 By Christian DeBenedetti, Camas Davis, and John Chandler Edited by Kasey Cordell

Sustainability

Ecofreaks

Obsessed with the planet. Slightly insane. Green to the core. Six uncompromising Ecofreaks who make us want to be better.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Sustainability

Fathom This:

A machine so miraculous that it provides 10 percent of the world's electricity. Weans us from oil. Halts global warming. Saves the planet. Four such devices, designed to harness the energy of ocean waves, may do just that. (And they're coming to an Oregon

05/19/2009 By Rebecca Clarren

Sustainability

Cow Power

How bottling bovine waste just might save the planet

05/19/2009 By Eric Gold

Green City

Not in My Backyard

Invasive plants are out, native plants are in, and Portland gardeners are embracing their wild side.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Health

Body Chemistry

A recent study shows that toxic pollutants have found a new hiding place in Oregon—us.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith