Ecotrust wins Portland innovation award

Release Date: 11-05-2013

Carolyn Holland

Vice President, Engagement

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: Contact Events Manager, Jan Block at (503) 219.3423 with questions. # # # 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