Stephanie Gutierrez, Forests and Community Program Director, offers a perspective on agroforestry: “[Agroforestry] is just a new way to describe something that Indigenous people have been doing for thousands of years.”
Ecotrust’s Director of Community Investments Sara Pietka shares perspectives on assessing potential New Markets Tax Credit investments within our “3E” framework of equity, economy, and the environment in a recent issue of Novogradac’s Journal of Tax Credits.
A proposal led by Sustainable Northwest and a collaborative of partners, including Ecotrust, has been awarded a $25 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture to support the climate-smart wood economy
One of the three examples examined in this article is the partnership between the Swinomish Indian tribe and Ecotrust in developing a new forest management plan. The resulting Swinomish Forest Bank illustrates how ecosystem markets can be inaccessible to Indigenous peoples due to histories of land fractionation and presents a strategy that respects and acknowledges this history, while also creating new legal structures to enable that access.
Sustainable Southeast Partnership’s (SSP) program director, Ralph Wolfe, Góos’k’, discusses the potential and limits of a $20 million dollar fund, with a mention to a study done by Ecotrust showing the impact of dollars invested in SSP.
A USDA Regional Food Systems Partnerships grant has been awarded to a collaborative of partners: OSU Center for Small Farms & Community Food Systems, Oregon Food Hub Network, which is part of the Oregon Community Food Systems Network; Black Food Sovereignty Coalition; Ecotrust; Oregon Climate & Agriculture Network; Oregon Economic Development Districts; Market of Choice and the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Nikeisah Newton, chef and owner of Meals 4 Heels, recounts designing her food delivery business for BIPOC sex workers in Portland and pivoting during the pandemic to support sex workers and the larger community in other ways. A partnership with Ecotrust has brought Newton’s cooking, centering Black American dishes, to the Powerhouse at the Redd on Salmon Street.
Shiny Flanary, creator and manager of Come Thru Market, describes her purpose and journey to create a Black- and Indigenous-centered farmers market, including a partnership with Ecotrust to host the market biweekly at the Redd on Salmon Street.
Meals 4 Heels partners with Ecotrust to open a brick-and-mortar location at the Redd on Salmon Street campus. Meals 4 Heels began as a nutritious, vegan and vegetarian meal delivery service for Portland’s sex worker community and is now serving take-away meals to all from the Powerhouse Cafe window.
As the Duke of Sussex steps into his new role as Chief Impact Officer at a for-profit startup company, Marketplace examines the recentness and functions of Chief Impact Officer roles, including the goals that Ecotrust’s first Chief Impact Officer, Olivia Rebanal, plans to achieve.
Big Tourism host Arica Sears interviews Knowledge Systems Director Jon Bonkoski of Ecotrust and Rachel and Brendan Jones of Finn Alley Fishing as they look at pescatourism from a research lens, as well as from real experience in southeast Alaska.
In this podcast episode of #Changemakers, Executive Director Jeremy Barnicle reflects on how his time at Princeton SPIA — both as a student and later as a lecturer — shaped his approach to leadership. #Changemakers is a podcast series featuring the many Princeton SPIA alumni who built up their policy toolkits at Princeton and went on to change their communities.
Forest products in North America are often considered carbon neutral. Director of Forestry and Analytics David Diaz writes about how that assumption obscures the wood products that are harvested through climate-smart forestry and his simple solution to improve life cycle assessments of wood.