Write a blog, get a Tree planted by Retale/Green



Retale is a new website that searches your local area to find the best deals on different items. They have another website called: Green Gestures.

Get Involved

By participating in the Make a Green Gesture initiative, you are helping us protect the environment. Getting involved is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Taking a step to reduce your blog’s carbon footprint is simple:

1. Write a short blog post about the Make a Green Gesture project, and add the optional “One Blog, One Tree” badge to your site if you like.

2. Send an e-mail to greengestures@nullretale.com containing the URL of your post

3. We plant a tree for your blog!

In this noble effort they are supported by the following companies:

The Arbor Day Foundation

International partner organizations (Germany, France, Spain, Russia and Brazil)

They have some impressive stats to back up the importance of planting trees, here is but one:

188 Gallon of Water a year is used to create junk mail, most which is considered waste.

So, if you own a website and want to support a good cause, here is your chance. Give mother nature a christmas present this hoilday season :)


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click here for signup and full details

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, December 7 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm


This will be an advanced search and rescue exercise similar to the post office rescue we conducted in the summer. Cohorts are expected to set up a command post, use amateur radio to reach the ECC, rescue “victims”, and set up a medical triage area.

Participants signing up will receive an email later with more details. You will be outside and we will not cancel this exercise due to foul weather.


The training will be offered two different times:

Saturday, December 7 from 9:00am to 12:00pm

Saturday, December 7 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm


PF&R Logistics

1135 SE Powell Blvd.


Contact the NET Coordinator

Jeremy Van Keuren

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management



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Brain Regions Can Be Specifically Trained With Video Games



VIA:  Science Daily

Oct. 30, 2013 — Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills. This has been shown in a new study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus. The positive effects of video gaming may also prove relevant in therapeutic interventions targeting psychiatric disorders. Continue reading

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