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.

Centering frontline communities

ECOTRUST UPDATE | This year, we endorsed the People’s Climate Movement to support the power shift from dominant-culture to frontline community leadership.

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Remembering Ray Hollander

IN MEMORIAM | Ray’s legacy at Ecotrust found its roots in the deep caring that he felt for his coworkers.

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Don’t call it climate change

PARTNER VOICES | On Thursday, April 20, we welcomed best-selling author, environmentalist, entrepreneur, and climate advocate Paul Hawken to present Drawdown

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Forests and farms thriving together

ECOTRUST UPDATE | An all-lands management approach and deep commitment to collaboration guide business in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula

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Following cultural lifeways

PARTNER VOICES | Oregon Poet Laureate and former Ecotruster, Liz Woody, shared this poem at our 25th anniversary celebration – Roots at the Redd

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Honoring Dave Hatch

IN MEMORIAM | Remembering Dave Hatch, a longtime friend, partner, and advocate for Native communities

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What’s new in Food and Farms

ECOTRUST UPDATE | FoodCorps moves into the Redd, we tell everyone that Farm to School Counts, and Stanford Social Innovation Review talks about our work

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Elizabeth Woody, Oregon’s Voice

PARTNER VOICES | Elizabeth Woody, formerly of Ecotrust, will focus her tenure as Oregon’s first Native American Poet Laureate on rural communities

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A school district unites around food

PROGRAM UPDATE | Welcome to the Salem-Keizer School District in Oregon, where 40,000 students are eating more healthy, local food and learning in school gardens