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Monday, March 8, 2010

Take the "Organic Foodie" quiz

National Geographic

What you eat affects everything from your health to local water supplies. How green can you make your dinner plate? Does eating organically grown food reduce global warming? Which eco-labels are most meaningful? Take National Geographic's Organic Foodie Quiz and get to know your inner organic foodie.


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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Driven by cost and conscience, Oregon's golf courses are going green

The Oregonian

It may be that golf's swing mantra -- keep your head down -- keeps players focused on birdies, not birds. But whether golfers notice or not, when the gallery along the ninth fairway at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City includes a dive-bombing kestrel and a redtail hawk, it's apparent that change is making the turn. Specifically, golf is getting greener. Across the United States, but especially in the Pacific Northwest and particularly in the Portland area, golf courses are adopting environmentally sustainable practices... The Portland group Salmon-Safe is developing its own checklist of measurable standards for golf courses. Meeting them would allow a course to boast that it's been certified as a place where the course management practices don't harm fish...


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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Brownfield development proposals are presented at Salmon in the City design charrette

Daily Journal of Commerce

Although their projects are strictly hypothetical, the students in assistant professor Brook Muller's architecture studio are tackling design issues that their real-world counterparts can relate to... Herrera Environmental Consultants recently prepared a draft of Salmon Safe certification standards for residential development. The standards address storm-water management, water use management (irrigation), erosion prevention, sediment control and chemical and nutrient containment.


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Sunday, February 1, 2009

Salmon in the City

UO Portland White Stag Block

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.


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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Stuff environmentalists like

Plenty Magazine

In this illustrated magazine cover image, Salmon-Safe is listed alongside USDA Organic, Fair Trade Certified, Rain Forest Alliance-certified, Bird Friendly and even Local as "Stuff Environmentalist Like"...


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

South Waterfront makes salmon feel right at home

The Oregonian

The South Waterfront area, with condos and apartments rising 30 stories, is perhaps the last place one might think of protecting salmon. After all, 90 percent of the new neighborhood is covered in pavement or buildings. But the developers and city planners included water-treating ponds, green roofs and other elements that would slow and clean storm water that might otherwise poison salmon and pollute the Willamette River...


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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

South Waterfront deemed salmon friendly

Daily Journal of Commerce

Portland's South Waterfront is known for its proximity to nature and its LEED certified buildings. Now the South Waterfront area has become the first urban neighborhood in the United States to achieve Salmon-Safe certification... Read the article.


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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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