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Downspout Disconnect Workshop

            We are happy host a guest presentation on how to disconnect your downspouts from the main system, presented by the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services.  Learn how to disconnect and maintain your gutters and downspouts yourself, taking into account issues like the foundation, basement, drywells, and more. There will be a hands-on portion to give you

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Farewell Cass!

Cass has just completed her third season of weatherization workshops here at CEP, no easy feat! Cass gave the weatherization workshop approximately 150 times to over 1,400 participants. She helped create the DIY Insulation workshop, presenting that a dozen times as well. She physically hauled over one ton of weatherization workshop materials in and out of her car, in the dark, rain, ice, rush

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Lead Poisoning and ADHD

Lead is a known neurotoxin, and the health effects from exposure are well documented. However, it has been theorized for some time that it may also be a causal link to ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, in children. A new study out of OHSU has just proven this link, showing that lead exposure can exacerbate a child’s inherited ADHD risk. Preventing lead exposure is key to limiting

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