Happy Earth Day & How To Find A Green Job

By Tuesday, April 22, 2014 16 0

Green-collar jobs like those in wind energy are crucial for addressing climate change.

Happy Earth Day! The party is at Thor’s and my house this Sunday.

Are you interested in finding green work you can love? Are you here in the Portland Oregon area — or can you be here by this Sunday? Would you like advice and encouragement from Portlanders working in energy efficiency, transportation options and resource conservation? Special appearance by the builder of the nation’s largest renewable energy program (that would be my husband Thor Hinckley — I am so proud of him).

“Right Livelihood” salon and potluck dinner is this Sunday April 27 at 4 p.m. at our home in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood of SE Portland. Leave a comment if you’d like to attend.

  • Marcus
    April 22, 2014

    I wish I could be there, but living in the Chicago area keeps it from happening. I do also wish I could find a creative job that wasn’t about building a business, and more about sustainability for our dear Earth. One day, I’m sure it will happen.

    • Alison
      April 22, 2014

      I hear you, Marcus. Keep the faith.

  • Colleen
    April 23, 2014

    I wish we could be there on Sunday — next salon, hopefully — but since we have a get-together a day or so before, maybe we can have a mini-salon discussion of our own. Earth Day should be acknowledged every day, and you and Thor are great examples of doing just that.

  • Deepak Saxena
    April 23, 2014

    Hi Alison,

    I plan to be there!


    • Alison
      April 24, 2014

      Wonderful, Deepak. I’ll send you over the details.

  • Michael Fortune
    April 24, 2014

    Alison and Thor,
    Count me in. I plan to be there Sunday.

    As Toastmaster for yesterday’s meeting of the EcoVoices club of toastmasters, I devoted the meeting to Earth Day and to stewardship of our home. It went well. We will have much to talk about Sunday.

  • Zach Adler
    April 24, 2014


    I’m friends with both Deepak and Ursala Garbrecht (Tatvam Asi on Facebook) which is how I found out about this event. I’d be interested in attending this networking event since I’m already actively networking being a recent college graduate seeking employment. As I have no car I would have to take public transit. Does that pose any issues?

    I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    • Alison
      April 25, 2014

      Perfect — we are on Trimet line #4, which has frequent service. I sent you the event details via LinkedIn. Eager to meet you.

  • Diana
    April 24, 2014

    Hi Alison,

    My name is Diana and I was referred to you by Vicki. I’d like to join the event on Saturday.


    • Alison
      April 25, 2014

      Welcome, Diana. Vicki is the best. I just sent you over my address, etc.

  • Kathleen Gygi
    April 25, 2014

    Vicki Lind told us about your salon. My husband, Robin, and I would love to attend. Is it OK if we come a bit late, after 4:30?



    • Alison
      April 26, 2014

      Kathleen, I just sent you our address etc., including the schedule, i.e. we start dinner at 4:30 and the salon discussion at 5:15. Looking forward to meeting you and Robin.

  • Meghan
    April 27, 2014

    Hi Alison,

    I heard about this potluck from Vicki and would love to attend. Please let me know what I can bring.



    • Alison
      April 28, 2014

      Wonderful to meet you at our event yesterday, Meghan. I hope you come back for future salons.

  • Debra Yearwood
    April 29, 2014

    We’ve turned everything off and lit candles on Earth day for the last few years. It’s a great time for family and a good way to disconnect from our gadgets. Somehow we missed the the day this year but we will be making up for it later this week. Hope you had a great day.

    • Alison
      May 4, 2014

      Debra, What a great way to build your children’s connection to the planet that their lives depend on (that all our lives depend on). Very cool.

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