Pick-n-Pull Adventures in Sustainability

Jon Biemer 09.03.2022


by Jon Biemer, P.E.   I want to see how my eco-actions can scale to be part of larger climate change solutions. Pick-n-Pull and its parent company Schnitzer Steel offer industrial-scale hope in that regard.   If you drive down Foster Road in Portland, east of the 205 freeway, you pass several auto and truck […]


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Beyond Discouragement: Repair One Dishwasher, Repair the World

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.15.2022


by Jon Biemer   The repairman said the dishwasher’s diverter valve had failed. “That decides whether to shoot jets of water through the lower or upper spray arms.” Our automatic dishwasher typically requires less water, energy, soap and time than hand washing. “However,” the man said, “ASKO no longer makes parts for its out-of-warrantee appliances.” […]


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Climate Optimism

Bob Leonard - Climate Risk Manager 05.08.2022


by Neil Kitching   Why write a blog on ‘Climate Optimism’? Simply, because the solutions to climate change have multiple benefits for people, society and the environment.    Action on housing, city and rural land-use, travel, shopping and our diets will all improve the quality of our lives in so many ways.   Powering Our […]


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