Friday, November 19, 2010
2011. It is imperative to get the process started now to take advantage of this funding.
Come to a Basics of Going Solar for Business workshop Tuesday, December 7 at the Beaverton City Library from 5 PM to 6:45 PM. Knowledgeable presenters from Energy Trust of Oregon and Solar Oregon will teach you about available solar technologies and the tax credits and incentives available to your business. Vernier Software and Technology, a local business that has installed solar on their building, will also be available to share their experience of going solar. So come to this great workshop, get your questions answered and leave with the knowledge and tools to install solar at your business!
Contact Rebecca Fitzsimmons, Solar Beaverton Program Coordinator at (503) 526 2413.
Solar Beaverton Business Workshop
Posted by City of Beaverton at 1:42 PM
Monday, November 15, 2010
Currently, the Beaverton City Library is hosting a discussion group entitled "Discovering a Sense of Place". Members of the discussion group become informed on special topics prior to their meeting and then discuss the content of the information provided to gain a bioregional perspective while learning to protect the place in which we live. With increased interest, the Beaverton City Library hopes to host other discussion groups of varying topics related to sustainability. For more information regarding the program, contact the Beaverton City Library at (503) 644-2197.
Posted by City of Beaverton at 10:30 AM
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Have you ever had a broken compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) and wondered how to properly dispose of it? You're not alone! Breaking a fluorescent light bulb is similar to breaking a thermometer, thermostat, or any other instrument containing elemental mercury. Once the light bulb has been broken, it is impossible to see the mercury. This is very dangerous; however, according to the DEQ, you can take the following steps to protect yourself:
- Scoop up the glass and all other pieces of the broken light bulb wearing gloves to protect against cuts.
- Put all pieces of the broken bulb in a rigid container such as an old paint can. Make sure to seal this container and remove it from your living area.
- Air out the room where the light bulb was broken for 12-24 hours.
- Take the container to a hazardous waste collection center that accepts elemental mercury. To find out where to take it, call us at (503) 526 2665.
Posted by City of Beaverton at 1:19 PM