Ecotrust wins Portland innovation award

Release Date: 11-05-2013

Carolyn Holland

Vice President, Engagement
503.467.0754

Portland, Ore. — Ecotrust will accept a Portland Business Journal/Sustainable Business Oregon Innovation in Sustainability Award on November 14, 2013. The award is part of an annual event honoring top innovators in the Portland Metro area.

Details on the Event:

What: Sustainable Business Oregon and Portland Business Journal honor sustainability in business
When: 11:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m, Thursday, November 14, 2013
Where: Governor Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave. | 4th floor ballroom

Who: Winners will be awarded in the following categories: Water, Waste, Equity, Food, Natural Environment, Transportation and Energy. Two specialty individual awards will be given to an Emerging Leader and Innovator in Sustainability Leader.

2013 Award Winners:

Energy
Green Hammer
Cascade Energy
Holst Architecture

Equity
Hacienda CDC
New Seasons Market
On-the-Move Community Integration

Food
Green Zebra Grocery
Pacific Foods
Zenger Farm

Transportation
Brammo, Inc.
Drive Oregon
Sequential Pacific Biodiesel

Waste
Northwest Sign Recycling LLC
Providence Health & Services
Viridian Reclaimed Wood

Water
Green Empowerment
IRC Aluminum & Stainless
Puralytics Inc.

Natural Environment
Ecotrust
Columbia Green Technologies
Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission of Lane County

Tickets/Tables to attend:
Tickets are $70 a piece and tables are available for purchase as well. You can find more information here: http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/event/80011#register. Contact Events Manager, Jan Block at (503) 219.3423 with questions.

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About Ecotrust
Ecotrust’s mission is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies and ecosystems here and around the world. Over more than 20 years, Ecotrust has converted $80 million in grants into more than $800 million in capital for local people, businesses, and organizations from Alaska to California. Ecotrust’s many innovations include co-founding the country’s first environmental bank, starting the world’s first ecosystem investment fund, creating a range of programs in fisheries, forestry, food, farms and indigenous affairs, and developing new scientific and information tools to improve social, economic and environmental decision making. Ecotrust works locally in ways that promise hope abroad, and it takes inspiration from the wisdom of Native and First Nation leadership. Learn more at www.ecotrust.org