The Salmon-Safe Soapbox
Friday, May 15, 2015
Salmon-Safe is thrilled to announce that today we received a $16,600 donation from the Deschutes Brewery and Columbia Distributing Beer Machines Party held in Portland last month. The party, which was held during the annual Craft Brewers Conference, featured steam-punk style beer machines built by local artists. The donation was comprised of artist sales of the beer machines, with a matching donation from Deschutes Brewery.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Just in time for the holidays we've wrapped up vineyard site assessment season and now we're adding to the Salmon-Safe wine list. Since 1997, we've joined with our collaborating certification organizations LIVE and Oregon Tilth to certify 350+ Salmon-Safe vineyards.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Salmon-Safe is pleased to announce that environmental innovators from the sustainable business, architectural design, and conservation strategy communities have joined our 10-person board of directors to help guide our West Coast expansion.
New members include:
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Demeter, the U.S. certifier for Biodynamic® agriculture and products, today joined with Salmon-Safe, one of the nation’s leading regional eco-labels, in a new partnership to enhance water quality protection and wildlife habitat restoration on Biodynamic farms. The collaboration was announced to an audience of Biodynamic growers at the National Heirloom Expo in Santa Rosa, California.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Gearing up for West Coast expansion, we've doubled our Portland HQ staff. Welcome to Salmon-Safe to certification manager Anna Huttel, architect and, until recently, a leader in the Chicago green building community.
Anna manages the operation of Salmon-Safe's farm and urban certification and accreditation initiatives as well as coordinates program delivery through our Partner Network of collaborating organizations across the region. Contact Anna.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Building on momentum with some of the region's largest contractors, Salmon-Safe today releases newly updated accreditation standards for pollution prevention in large-scale construction management with the goal of helping environmentally innovative builders achieve zero sediment runoff across their entire operations.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Hero of Butterflies? Van Duzer Vineyards earns Salmon-Safe "Hero of Salmon" award for native butterfly restoration
Today Salmon-Safe presented our “Hero of Salmon” award to Oregon's Van Duzer Vineyards for exceptional work in protection of landscape-level biodiversity in vineyards and adjacent natural areas. The award, a chinook salmon sculpture in stainless steel, is hand crafted from a salvaged Oregon highway sign. It is presented annually by Salmon-Safe to a Northwest wine grower at the LIVE annual meeting. Recent winners have included Ponzi Vineyards and Goschie Farms.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Salmon-Safe is gearing up for West Coast expansion and we need your help. Functioning with a single fulltime employee and a regional network of implementation partners has gotten us far but we are committed to inspiring landscape level change in water quality protection and habitat conservation. That's why we're creating a certification manager position to join our headquarters staff.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
In celebration of the US Hops Convention in Portland from January 21-24, Salmon-Safe convened a panel of leading regional and national craft brewers to discuss supply chain sustainability and how hop certification is inspiring a new movement towards water quality and watershed restoration in Willamette Valley and Yakima hop growing. This general assembly session of the Hops Convention was Friday, January 24, at the Portland Hilton Executive Tower.