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Thursday, May 24, 2007

An eco-system of one's own

Vanity Fair, May 2007
Leo DiCaprio's on the cover and Salmon-Safe is among the inside offerings in Vanity Fair's Green Issue. In its easy-to-read consumer guide to food labels, VF gives Salmon-Safe a top ranking of "most reliable." Salmon-Safe is rated alongside USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified and four other leading labels...

Read the article.


Thursday, May 24, 2007

How green is your red? As wineries gain sustainable certifications, shop carefully

Portland Tribune, May 2007
If you have trouble tasting the difference between a cabernet sauvignon and a pinot noir, the labels on a restaurant wine list or in the grocery store wine aisle can read like a foreign language. If, in addition, you would like your wine to be produced using sustainable practices, you may be even more overwhelmed by the various certification labels that promise just that. Help is on the way....


Tuesday, April 24, 2007

How to... be a Green Wine Drinker, April 2007
Salmon-Safe certification rates a "seriously green" rating from this UK foodie web site. "If you really want to up your green credentials then spare a thought for the effects of winemaking on freshwater salmon..." Read the article.


Sunday, December 24, 2006

Seattle tries a new hook to save salmon: A product label assures customers that farms and vineyards don't damage fish habitats

Los Angeles Times, December 2006
This is a city that takes its salmon very seriously - as a delicacy, and as a regional icon. Now a new citywide ad campaign is asking grocery shoppers to step up and do their part to save the salmon. The bus ads remind shoppers to look for the "Salmon-Safe" label, which blesses fresh locally produced eggs, milk, wine and produce. This label assures the customer that the agricultural practices of the farm or vineyard in question do not harm salmon habitat. It's a message that seems tailor-made for this city, where organic coffee shops, farmers markets and agricultural cooperatives flourish...

PCC bus


Friday, November 24, 2006

Shoppers get more ways to help salmon: Veggies, fruit, wine and even eggs to carry new logo

Seattle Post Intelligencer, November 2006
Eco-conscious shoppers have long known to buy local and buy organic. And Seattleites have a fair amount of local, organic produce to choose from at grocery stores and farmers markets. Now the latest local twist on the eco-labeling trend allows consumers to go a step further and buy vegetables, fruit, herbs and wine certified not to harm salmon. This week ads went onto local buses featuring one of the latest products to go "salmon-safe" -- eggs. Farmers such as Andy Wilcox, a fourth-generation egg and dairy farmer in Pierce County, are banking on consumers to look for foods bearing the salmon-safe label...


Thursday, August 24, 2006

PSU first 'salmon safe' university: Portland-based nonprofit group Salmon Safe aims to help salmon thrive

Daily Vanguard, August 2006
PaquetPoliticians and environmental advocates mingled outside Epler Hall last Friday as Portland State celebrated its status as the nation's first "salmon safe" college campus. The certification, bestowed by Portland nonprofit Salmon Safe, represents PSU's efforts to help salmon "spawn and thrive" by contributing clean water to the urban watershed. "As salmon migrate through the Willamette system, the activities that Portland State is taking on will provide protection for those fish," said Peter Paquet, a professor in the urban studies department and board member at Salmon Safe....


Monday, July 24, 2006

Toyota earns environmentally friendly designation: The vehicle distribution center is the first in the nation to earn designatio

Portland Business Journal, July 2006


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ll-organic landscape a goal for Kettle Foods: Salem company also is state's second to be Salmon-Safe

Salem Statesman Journal, May 2006


Monday, April 24, 2006

Wilcox hatches a greener future

Tacoma News Tribune, April 2006


Friday, March 24, 2006

Wilcox earns 'Salmon-Safe' label

Capital Press, March 2006