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 :)


News Flash


Lost and Found: Missing Oregon woman was found alive after being lost in the woods. After falling off a cliff the woman remained alive by eating anything she could and covering herself with moss. Check out the YouTube video on my site on how to make a shelter in the woods.

Solar Acitivity: The Sun has been on a roll. Three days in a row of coronal mass eruptions, and according to spaceweather.com, “Sunspots 1261 and 1263 pose a continued threat for x-class solar flares.” Continue reading

Keep it Local


Blog: Find out what the Red Cross is doing around the world on their blog page. Oregon Emergency Management’s page has a great post about, “12 reasons to take time off.” Number five is my favorite reason :)

Forum: Pdxprepared.com has a set up for a forum for discussions on preparedness issues. So grab your CERT buddies, and chat away.

Local SuppliesPortland Prepared Store is located on 72nd and Glisan. The website shows a wide range of items. Continue reading