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Monday, September 8, 2008

South Waterfront earns "Salmon-Safe" status

Portland Business Journal

An ecology group has dubbed the fledgling South Waterfront area as the city's first "salmon-safe" neighborhood. Salmon-Safe, which aims to help salmon spawn and thrive in restored watersheds, bestowed the designation on the neighborhood because developers have vowed to protect the nearby Willamette River and its tributaries....


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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Deschutes Brewery's Hop Trip now made with Salmon-Safe Certified Fresh Hops

The Oregonian

A perennial favorite, this year's release marks a milestone in the history of Hop Trip. The fresh Crystal hops the brewery has used since the first batch of Hop Trip are now certified Salmon-Safe! The hop farm the brewery sources from for Hop Trip has gone the extra mile this year to gain official Salmon-Safe recognition... "Healthy rivers are very important to us at Deschutes, especially since it's one of the main sources we tap into to make great beer," says Gary Fish, Founder of Deschutes Brewery...


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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Seven Good Causes, 15 Top Wines: New Green Wineries

Food & Wine Magazine

Vineyards around the country have found a multitude of ways to go green-not just by switching to sustainable or organic grape-growing, but by taking advantage of every other green initiative around as well...

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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Salmon in Sneakers? Salmon-Safe is the Latest Green Emblem

The Oregonian

It's a scary summer for salmon off the Oregon coast, part of a long decline for the region's favorite fish. But in the city, salmon get safer every day. They're safe at college (Portland State University), safe at a trade show (at the Oregon Convention Center) and safe in the nation's first salmon-safe neighborhood (to be revealed later this summer). So many urban institutions in Oregon and Washington are lining up for Salmon-Safe certification from the nonprofit that bestows it...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Making a Difference

Real Simple Magazine

"Can you trust that label?" asks Real Simple. The magazine rates Salmon-Safe as most trustworthy alongside Fair Trade Certified, Forest Stewardship Council, and four other leading labels...

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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Salmon-Safe Puget Sound starts with Parks, Campuses: University of Washington Bothell and other sites achieve certification

Salmon-Safe and its Seattle-based outreach partner The Network for Business Innovation and Sustainability (NBIS) will announce today that the Washington State Department of Ecology headquarters campus, Port of Seattle Parks, and the co-located campus of University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College have become the first urban Washington sites t


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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Oregon Brewery Introduces Organic, Salmon-Safe Ale

Sustainable Food News

Oregon's Deschutes Brewery Friday debuted its newest beer, Green Lakes Organic Ale, the first to be brewed with Salmon-Safe certified hops. The Bend, Ore.-based brewery got started on the idea four years ago when Deschutes brewmaster Larry Sidor began looking for organic barley to meet the company's criteria. To qualify for certification from the nonprofit Salmon-Safe, hops growers meet rigorous conservation requirements...

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Green Grapes Grow On Oregon

Eugene Register-Guard

Simply put, growing good grapes requires planting the right vines in the right soil in the right climate and letting nature do its work. Of course, it's never that simple. Growers are at the mercy of weather, soil conditions and pests in a never-ending quest to control a patch of ground that can produce fruit that will make good wine... The Salmon-Safe message resonates with residents in the Pacific Northwest in particular, who know how important the iconic fish is to the region's ecosystem...


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Monday, September 24, 2007

Salmon-Safe Goes Urban: The Pacific Northwest's favorite eco-label has its sights on corporations, colleges and homes.

A Fresh Squeeze: Seattle Edition

It's hard to miss the Salmon-Safe label if you live in Seattle. The eco-stamp of approval adorns a cornucopia of foodstuffs, including apples, wine, vegetables, herbs, berries, dairy and eggs... Today Salmon-Safe is one of the most recognized eco-labels in our region, falling close behind national heavyweights like USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified.

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Green revolutionaries: West Coast wine growers fight to save the environment

Wine Spectator, June 2007


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