1. Portland Sustainability Institute joins the conversation on OPB’s Think Out Loud

    Rob Bennett, Executive director of the Portland Sustainability Institute, and John Knott, CEO of the Noisette Company in South Carolina fresh from the second annual EcoDistricts Summit engaged OPB’s

    What Do You Put On Your Lawn?

  2. Happy Earth Day, Earth!

    You didn’t think this editorial staff would let Earth Day go by without a post did you? Well, it was decided that we’d bring a smorgasbord of nature-friendly, goodness to our readers.

  3. A New Place to Scrape Your Plate

    Sue and Kate on the PR team helped coordinate the Portland Composts! pilot media event Wednesday and all four TV stations showed up. Four neighborhoods, or about 2000 homes, were selected to participate in the initial program before introducing the food scraps composting to the entire city in 2011. Here’s some exclusive CK camera footage of the event.

  4. Behind the Scenes

    No spoiler alert here. Just a behind-the-scenes preview of a soon-to-air :30 second tv spot for Metro’s Recycling Hotline. Without giving away the concept, the spot is another in-house production with the help of producer, Katey Carson. In-house director, Sam Lienen was especially excited to finally get his eye behind a Red camera.

  5. Coates Kokes Helps to Standardize Sustainability on College Campuses

    Everybody from the Princeton Review to the Sierra Club is rating colleges and universities on their own “green index.” But what’s been needed is a common standard rating system open to all college and university campuses in the US and Canada from community colleges to research institutions that is comprehensive and transparent.

  6. Sustaining Our Sustainability Wins

  7. New Clean Rivers :15 sec Short

    Just wrapped one of three new short :15 sec spots for Clean Rivers and Streams. Each features an action (or inaction) that’s harmful to our rivers. This one’s about making the connection between washing our cars at home and where all that soap and grime goes.

  8. Writer and Director Commentary for “Garage”

    Karl Schroeder (writer) and Sam Leinen (director/editor) talk about some of the postproduction that went into the deceptively simple spot produced in-house by Coates Kokes for Metro’s Recycling Hotline.

  9. Recycling Hotline TV Airs Today

    Here’s the results of the latest in-house production from Coates Kokes for Metro’s Recycling Hotline. Spring cleaning time! If you live in the area, have stuff you want to recycle but aren’t sure where, how or if it is even recyclable, call the number.

    Great job to everyone including Jay who had to drive to every corner of our fine city, in a U-Haul, collecting junk to fill that garage. Spot airs on Comcast, but not next to Hoarders (as perfect as that would be).

  10. 503-234-3000

    As recycling and disposal goes, when it doubt, call 503-234-3000. Or at least that’s the action Metro is after from the Portland area’s businesses and residents.
    Living, breathing and knowledgeable staffers answer calls Monday-Saturday 8:30-5:00. What might one call about?