In anticipation of the 2008 Green + Solar tour on October 4 the Statesman Journal ran a nice article, “Shades of Green,” in their Real Living section. The article includes several photos of houses that will be on the tour, including the photo below.

Salem’s tour is one of more than a dozen around the state this fall designed to show off solar energy and green living and part of the National Solar Tour day Oct. 4. The nonprofit Solar Oregon touts Oregon’s tours as the biggest events of their kind in the nation.

The event is a great opportunity to learn about sustainable living, said James Santana, director of education and community development at Pringle Creek Community.

“It’s homeowners talking to other homeowners, learning from one another,” he said.

Susan and Alan Wilson’s kitchen includes Energy Star appliances and sustainable materials including recycled-glass countertops and Forest Steward Council-certified wood floors

Here is sign-up information, here is the Green + Solar Tour web page.