Illustration by Heldáy de la Cruz.
At Ecotrust, many of our programs and projects have spanned a decade or more. Looking back over the past ten years, we can see evidence for how our work has progressed: relationships strengthened, research shared, partnerships formed toward common cause, and triple-bottom-line intersections explored.
So often we review progress from the viewpoint of the past year. But the perspective of the past decade holds an important reminder of the time it takes to make lasting, impactful progress. Looking back, we can more clearly track the course of the changes we seek, revisit success, and identify opportunities to course-correct for impact in the decade ahead.
Click through the timelines below to see how we worked to create a more vivid picture of climate impacts here at home; how deep listening led to new work in green jobs; how our investments in infrastructure contribute to regional resilience; and how lasting commitments have made farm to school a study in the power of relationships.
The supportive structures, seen and unseen, that directly affect the ways we live, interact with each other, and circulate goods can either hinder or enable resilience. Similarly, investments in infrastructure can reinforce inequity or become a vehicle for change. Over the past decade, we investigated how the loss of infrastructure affects regional producers, made informed investments to reverse the trend, and analyzed the impacts of urban green infrastructure—how it can better benefit communities and the environment.
Farm to School has been a cornerstone of our Food and Farms work for the past decade. On the outset, Farm to School aimed to improve school lunches and provide better nutrition for students to learn and grow. As we delved deeper, our contributions shaped Farm to School in the region by nourishing partnerships between schools, farmers, food businesses, and food system advocates—helping illustrate the power and potential for driving regional food system change through institutional food buying.
In our 2021 Annual Report, we share the outcomes from a year of work charting a course toward collective action.
In our 2020 Annual Report, we share how our team adapted and responded to needs throughout the region.
Highlights from our work toward an equitable, prosperous, climate-smart future.