Green Living Journal #12 Spring 2011-12 : Page 8

www.greenlivingpdx.com Local Notes continued Citizens Lead the Creation of Sus-tainable Culture 600+ Portland Metro area citizens have been involved in the Center for Earth Leadership’s no cost training on How to Be and Agent of Change in Your Circle of Influence . Each of us is a member of numerous circles of influence, such as a school, workplace, neighborhood, club or organization, cen-ter of faith, extended family, condominium association, etc. Each circle provides a natural arena for the work of a person who would like to introduce sustainable practices and raise ecological awareness. Participants are trained to effectively facilitate positive changes in a cooperative and inclusive way. The class has been helpful to those just starting out as well as experienced leaders. The possibilities for change are endless -Leslie revamped her apartment complex’s waste system in NW Portland, Car-olyn and Scott developed a training program on sustainabil-ity for all employees at their office, and Janet formed Friends of Crystal Springs in her neighborhood. Do you see changes that should be made in your circles of influence? Spring classes begin the week of March 28 th . Contact Emily Klavins for details, 503-227-2315, emily@earthleaders.org. 8 Portlander Develops Indow Windows Portland’s newest green business wants to save Oregon residents money on their energy bills and save the planet at the same time. Indow Windows recently scaled up its operations and is producing its patent-pending window inserts for customers throughout the Port-land metro area. Indow Windows are sheets of acrylic glazing edged with a patent-pending spring bulb, that simply press into place on the inside of a window frame, providing a tight seal against cold winter drafts without any nails, screws, or adhesives. They provide insulation and energy savings comparable to double-paned A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment c GreenLivingJournal.com d Spring 2011

Citizens Lead the Creation of Sustainable Culture

600+ Portland Metro area citizens have been involved in the Center for Earth Leadership’s no cost training on How to Be and Agent of Change in Your Circle of Influence. Each of us is a member of numerous circles of influence, such as a school, workplace, neighborhood, club or organization, center of faith, extended family, condominium association, etc. Each circle provides a natural arena for the work of a person who would like to introduce sustainable practices and raise ecological awareness. Participants are trained to effectively facilitate positive changes in a cooperative and inclusive way. The class has been helpful to those just starting out as well as experienced leaders. <br /> The possibilities for change are endless - Leslie revamped her apartment complex’s waste system in NW Portland, Carolyn and Scott developed a training program on sustainability for all employees at their office, and Janet formed Friends of Crystal Springs in her neighborhood.<br /> Do you see changes that should be made in your circles of influence? Spring classes begin the week of March 28th. Contact Emily Klavins for details, 503-227-2315, emily@earthleaders.org.<br />

Portlander Develops Indow Windows

Portland’s newest green business wants to save Oregon residents money on their energy bills and save the planet at the same time. Indow Windows recently scaled up its operations and is producing its patent-pending window inserts for customers throughout the Portland metro area.<br /> Indow Windows are sheets of acrylic glazing edged with a patent-pending spring bulb, that simply press into place on the inside of a window frame, providing a tight seal against cold winter drafts without any nails, screws, or adhesives. They provide insulation and energy savings comparable to double-paned windows, yet at a fraction of the cost. They can be easily removed and stored during the summer or anytime a homeowner wishes to open a window.<br /> After independent performance testing, these inserts, in combination with an existing single pane window, were shown to be as good as or better than double- and triple-pane replacement windows in air infiltration and were 94 percent as effective as double-paned windows at “R value”. When installed in a single pane window they also performed better at reducing sound transmission than double-paned windows did, delivering a 50 percent reduction in noise.<br /> Installation can be performed in hours rather than days, and without a major renovation’s hassle and high cost. Pardue believes the product will make homes warmer, quieter, greener and more comfortable. <br /> For More Information:
Sam Pardue, CEO, Indow Windows (503) 516-5569, sam@indowwindows.com<br />

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