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Sunday, March 21, 2004

Good label manners: Not all "eco-labels" are created equal

Grist Magazine, March 2004


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Friday, November 21, 2003

Wine industry partners with Salmon-Safe for clean streams

Hillsboro Argus, November 2003

Dreams of tasty wine and healthy salmon swim beyond the dinner table as Salmon-Safe, a Portland-based salmon conservation program, encourages area vineyards to use salmon-friendly farming. Dan Kent, managing director of Salmon-Safe, says erosion and runoff from hillside vineyards can wash toxins and silt into the Tualatin Valley Rivershed, reducing salmon survival rates... Read the article.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Water, Wine & Dine

Northwest Palate

Want to help give wild salmon a fighting chance? October is "Salmon-Safe" wine and food month in Oregon, a celebration of the wineries and environmental groups that are working to enhance the watersheds and streams that host migrating salmon. The Portland chapter of Chefs Collaborative is partnering with SOLV, Salmon-Safe/LIVE certified wineries, restaurants, and wine retailers in a month-long promotion of sustainable wines, wild salmon, locally produced food, and SOLV's stream-restoration efforts.


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Sunday, September 21, 2003

Chefs, wineries and SOLV promote Salmon Safe month

The Oregonian

October has been designated Salmon Safe wine and food month by several organizations trying to raise awareness of the environmental impact of food choices. They're hosting the second annual, month-long Water, Wine & Dine event... Read the article.


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Saturday, September 20, 2003

On the Northwest Vine: Which reds, whites are green?

The Oregonian, September 2003

Throughout October, you'll see notices at grocery stores and restaurants promoting the "Water, Wine and Dine" program. Here's the deal: For every participating Salmon-Safe and/or LIVE-certified wine you purchase, participating restaurants and stores will make a donation to SOLV's stream restoration efforts. It's an admirable cross-promotional effort... Read the article.


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Friday, September 19, 2003

Eco-wine labels

The Oregonian, September 2003

Confused about the logos on wine labels? Here's a quick primer. Salmon-Safe: A Salmon-Safe vineyard practices water-use management and takes erosion-control steps (such as planting cover crops) to maintain water quality and salmon habitat. The logo depicts two salmon in an "S" formation... Read the article.


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Sunday, January 19, 2003

Portland Parks Managed with Salmon in Mind

Restoration, January 2003

In Wilderness is the preservation of the World, wrote Henry David Thoreau back in 1862. That belief has kept civilization returning to the wild and bringing pieces of the wild back into our cities, mostly in the form of parks designed to help us free ourselves from the trammels and stress of urban life and enjoy nature...


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Thursday, December 19, 2002

The Wide World of Eco Labels

Sierra MagazineNovember/December 2002
Every time you go shopping, it seems like there’s a new eco-label promoting anything from pesticide-free produce to salmon-friendly wine. Includes a quick roundup of some more labels you might see...


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Tuesday, November 19, 2002

Pacific Salmon Benefit from New Organic Eco-Label

Environmental Media ServiceNovember 2002

Organic farmers who take steps to protect and enhance habitat for Pacific salmon can earn a special eco-label for their produce. Salmon-Safe, a regional eco-label, has joined with Oregon Tilth, the West Coast organic certifier, to integrate sustainable food production and wildlife preservation in the salmon watersheds of the Pacific Northwest. Read the article.


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Friday, October 18, 2002

Farming with the wild

Environmental News Network, October 2002

First, a confession. Last summer, while driving home late at night through the flat belly of the intensively farmed Anderson Valley, I fatally struck a bobcat. It had appeared in my peripheral vision in mid-chase, eyes wide, legs tensed, a rare glimpse of feline intensity. Read the article.


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