Stories of Home

Hear the voices of our region’s leaders and explore stories of home on the Ecotrust blog. Learn more about What We Do and our Current Projects.

Statement of support

ANNOUNCEMENTS | Economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being cannot be achieved without racial justice.

Progress in perspective

ECOTRUST UPDATE | In a series of timelines, we share examples of how our work has progressed over the past decade.

Feeding communities during a crisis

PHOTO ESSAY | In a collaboration with the Redd on Salmon Street and Ecotrust, Feed the Mass is preparing, delivering, and serving hundreds of free meals every week.

Love where you live

STAFF VOICES | This Earth Day, we continue to realize our vision for resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems, in our region and beyond

A blue school lunch tray showing corn chips and salsa, cornbread, fresh blueberries, and salad greens.

Update: Farm to School

INTERVIEW | Angela Hedstrom shares current challenges around keeping farm to school relationships afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

A man loads cardboard boxes

Update: The Redd on Salmon Street

INTERVIEW | We connect with the Redd campus manager, B-Line founder, and our VP of events and engagement for an update on activities at the Redd campus amid COVID shutdowns.

Looking up toward a canopy of leafy green trees

A time for connection and resilience

STAFF VOICES | Amidst uncertainty, we’re looking to stories of resilience to remind us that a new way forward is possible and necessary

Introducing Teresa Gaddy

INTERVIEW | We are proud to introduce our new Green Workforce Academy Program Manager.

Climate threat v. climate opportunity

ECOTRUST UPDATE | With rapid adoption of forward-looking policies, we have a chance to develop a robust regional response to climate change.

Fresh connections, new opportunities

ECOTRUST UPDATE | More than 100 producers, food businesses, advocates, and buyers came together to discuss diversity and dig into the delicious details at the

A photo of a banner that says "This is an Emergency, climate debate now" hung over a parking structure

Cutting to the core of the climate crisis

STAFF VOICES | Grant Coordinator Madeleine Corich reflects on how she overcame climate despair, by organizing with the youth-led movement Sunrise.

A photo of a person standing in front of a food truck

Power to the pupusas

INTERVIEW | Kaitlyn Rich interviews Eli Marroquin, owner of Portland Pupusas y Taquería, and the inaugural Powerhouse participant at the Redd.

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A conversation with Susie Lee

INTERVIEW | Seattle-based artist and entrepreneur Susie Lee chats with us about her career, being a new mom, and being Ecotrust’s newest board member.

Jesse Beers (wearing a woven hat and dark blue sweatshirt) of the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians walks on a floating island on Tahkenitch Lake.

A legacy of restoration, in living color

PARTNER VOICES | After more than 20 years of working together to restore their watershed, the Siuslaw Watershed Council enlists our team to help share their story

Umi noodles go to lunch

PARTNER VOICES | Lola Milholland of Umi Organics shares the story of how she made her organic yakisoba noodles school lunchroom-ready.

Redd Reveal: More than a party

ECOTRUST UPDATE | Attendees of the Redd on Salmon Street’s grand opening event tasted the future we’re working toward

Rural Reporting Fellowship takes root

PROGRAM UPDATE | Our new Rural Reporting Fellowship will provide support for in-depth reporting on climate change from a rural perspective.

Welcome to the Redd on Salmon Street

ECOTRUST UPDATE | With the historic renovation complete at Redd East,the two-block campus is complete and ready to host the community