The biggest energy users in America are not cars and trucks - they're buildings.
Buildings use about forty percent of the nation's energy.
In 2000, the US Green Building Council introduced a program to certify "green" buildings, called LEED.
That stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.
A new version of the LEED standards was released yesrterday.
But as the environment report’s Samara Freemark found, some critics see serious flaws in the program.
This is the community calendar for Tuesday April 28 2009.
The BITCH Lecture Series presents "Guerrilla Girls" at the Portland State University Women's Resource Center, Smith Ballroom, PSU, Tuesday the 28th from 7 to 9 pm.
The Socialist Party of Oregon hosts a Public Forum tonight, Tuesday April 28, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. at the Red & Black Cafe, 400 SE 12th Ave. Speakers, free, informal. Meets every fourth Tuesday. For more information call Walt Brown at 503-636-4150.
The People's Farmers Market takes place Wednesdays, 2 to 7 p.m. It's a year round market at 3029 SE 21st Avenue, one block north of Powell Blvd. For more information call Ariana Jacob at 503-232-9051.
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Joe Uris and Abe Proctor host a discussion of "Torture and War."
Near the end of the show, Susan, Joe and Abe's official LNG Ambassador, called to tell us about Oregon House Bill 3058 (Read the actual Bill here), which would make it easier for LNG Pipeline companies to get their permits to build pipelines thru farms and forest.
Kathe Kollwitz of the Guerilla Girls was in town to lecture for Bitch Magazine's "Feminist Perspectives in Pop Culture" lecture series. Before her lecture is at PSU's Smith Memorial on the 28th of April she spoke by phone with Eva Lake. The Guerilla Girls are a group of women artists who work anonymously within that group, making political art about gender and color bias in the art world.
30 miles from the nearest town,
hidden in the Louisiana hills, traveling along a long
twisting road at a dead end you will find Angola, a former plantation now a prison the size of Manhattan which is unlike any other known at this point in time.
Who represents the interests of Trimet riders? The Portland Transit Riders Union, that's who! Bill Resnick speaks with Alexandria Bradbury about this grass roots organization's efforts to contest cuts to Trimet service.