Virtual Walkabouts for Sustainability

 

An online exploration of sustainable development and habitat restoration in the Portland-Vancouver Metropolitan Area

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Walkabouts by Topic

 

Building energy efficiency

 

Cully Grove - Passive home design

Dharma Rain Zen Center - Energy efficient construction and heat pump

Zenger Farm - Energy efficient construction and heat pump

 

Energy production with renewable resources / onsite production

 

Cully Grove - Solar electric and solar water heating

Dharma Rain Zen Center - Solar electric

Zenger Farm - Solar electric

 

Food distribution

 

Zenger Farm - Communty Supported Agriculture (CSA) program serving local residents and restaurants.

 

Food production - Local production

 

Cully Grove - Community garden / orchard

• Dharma Rain Zen Center - Community garden / orchard and urban agricultural education.

Zenger Farm - Urban agriculture and agricultural education

 

Habitat restoration

 

• Dharma Rain Zen Center - Restoration of a former landfill for wildlife habitat and community open space

• Foster Floodplain Park / Johnson Creek - Restoring an urban creek flood plain for flood control and habitat.

• Johnson Creek / Willamette River Confluence - Restoring an urban stream confluence to encourage the return of native fish runs.

• Marshall Park / Tryon Creek Watershed

• Reed Canyon / Johnson Creek

• West Moreland Park / Crystal Springs Creek / Johnson Creek Watershed

• Tryon Creek State Park

• Tryon Creek Headwaters

• Zenger Farm - Marshland habitat

 

Housing - Reducing per capita energy and resource consumption at the household level

 

 

Cully Grove - Urban co-housing project

• Dharma Rain Zen Center - Planned householder refuge

 

Manufacturing - Reducing per capita energy and resource consumption up the product stream

 

 

 

Open space - Integrating natural spaces into the urban environment

 

Cully Grove

• Dharma Rain Zen Center

• Foster Floodplain Park / Johnson Creek

• Johnson Creek / Willamette River Confluence

• Marshall Park / Tryon Creek Watershed

• Reed Canyon / Johnson Creek

• West Moreland Park / Crystal Springs Creek / Johnson Creek Watershed

• Tryon Creek State Park

• Tryon Creek Headwaters

Zenger Farm

 

Transportation - Enabling transportation alternatives and efficiency

 

Cully Grove - Community garage and bike shelter

Zenger Farm - Bike shelter

 

Waste - Recycling and reduction

 

Cully Grove - Composting and recycling facilities

• Dharma Rain Zen Center - Composting and recycling facilities

Zenger Farm - Composting and recycling facilities

 

Water - Water conservation and storm water management

 

Cully Grove - Bioswales and bio-roofs

• Dharma Rain Zen Center - Bioswales and rainwater diversion channels

Zenger Farm - Bioswales, bio-roofs, and rainwater collection