Every single day we read news about the metro area of Portland OR related to environmental development. Environmental groups sprout survive and prosper in this environment and many expertize is being created.
Local and regional governments are, of course, involved and more is to come. Not only in the arena of high tech as solar panel factories and research facilities such as the one mentioned in today's Oregonian Solexant seeks loan from state but also from individuals that are taking all opportunities to live a more sustainable life like producing some of their vegetables in their back yard! video and of course being responsible citizens when dealing with their waste. http://blog.oregonlive.com/pdxgreen/2010/05/portland_families_pledge_to_re.html