The Salmon-Safe Soapbox
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Salmon-Safe's Ellen Southard and PCC Natural Markets' Chef Lynne Vea celebrated the Salmon-Safe certification of PCC's new store in Edmonds, Washington, with a morning appearance and cooking demonstration on KING5 TV's New Day Northwest.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The newest location of PCC Natural Markets (PCC), the nation’s largest natural foods retail cooperative, has earned two of the most prestigious certifications awarded to buildings for features and operations that support human and environmental health. The Edmonds PCC is now LEED Platinum and Salmon-Safe certified, and the only grocery store in the nation to have earned both honors.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Just when you thought the living green principles had permeated every aspect of daily life, along comes organically-grown Christmas trees. The Bees Knees Christmas Trees is a family-owned business growing on two farms in the Columbia Valley without the use of chemicals of any kind. "We're basically letting the trees do what they do best," said owner Michelle Lemieux.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Trails at Newcastle, a sustainability-oriented development to be built east off Coal Creek Parkway between Southeast 79th Street and 135th Avenue Southeast, has become the first development in the state to earn Salmon-Safe Residential Development Certification. Seattle-based nonprofit Stewardship Partners — which works in conjunction with Oregon-based nonprofit Salmon-Safe — gives the distinction in Washington. Ben Kaufman, owner of GreenWorks Realty, which will construct the dev
Thursday, November 4, 2010
English wine writer Fiona Beckett packs her bags for an American adventure in tasting wines across Oregon and Washington. One discovery she makes is just how green the Northwest wine region has become. Fiona takes note of " ...the imaginative Salmon-Safe, a conservation programme in which the wine industry is involved to protect the native wild salmon." Download the article.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Please join us for a free public event highlighting recent innovations in ecologically
sustainable design as well as the latest research on urban stormwater runoff and
the fate of salmon.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Don’t expect to see a salmon on the university campus in Salmon Creek. Located on a former cattle pasture on an eastward-facing slope, most of Washington State University Vancouver’s 351-acre campus is situated well above the meandering course of Salmon Creek and its tributary of Mill Creek. Yet, the campus recently earned distinction as a bona fide salmon-safe environment...
Thursday, September 16, 2010
WSU Vancouver has become the first urban campus in southwestern Washington to earn Salmon-Safe certification, a designation that means the university is proactively and significantly improving the environmental health of its 351-acre property. WSU Vancouver is an environmental innovator with initiatives ranging from LEED buildings to rain gardens and constructed wetlands to restoration of forests on the property. Salmon-Safe certification represented a powerful next step because aptly named Salmon Creek, in their own backyard, is home to coho salmon, steelhead and cutthroat trout.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Many Oregon winemakers will tell you their pinot noir is the best wine to pair with salmon. And they are not alone in that contention. Serving pinot noir with salmon has almost become gospel, one of those "but of course!" matches that brook no debate, such as cabernet with steak... Oregon today leads the nation in certifying vineyards for environmentally friendly farming practices. An umbrella certification, Oregon Certified Sustainable Wine, encompasses organic and biodynamic certifications, as well as Low Input Viticulture & Enology (LIVE) and Salmon Safe certification.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Salmon-Safe, Ecotrust, and Edible Portland are celebrating Northwest abundance, seasonal flavors, and responsible land stewardship in a round-robin evening of artisanal wine, pear and cheese pairings. Explore terroir, seasonality and artisan craftsmanship while enjoying Walla Walla Salmon-Safe wines from Vinea, hand-crafted cheeses, Northwest pears, and unique flavors created by Portland's most innovative chefs.