To unleash innovation and entrepreneurship that will solve environmental challenges and catalyze shared economic prosperity.
Bottom Line for Portland
As an Oregonian, you’re seeing the effects of climate change every season. Between heatwaves, wildfires, and droughts - it’s obvious that we need solutions we’ve never seen before. Thankfully, there are people working every day on bold climate solutions that will disrupt our extractive systems and save our planet. By donating to VertueLab you’re supporting the creation of critical innovations that are tackling these challenges.
For 12 years VertueLab has worked directly with innovators and entrepreneurs that are creating businesses that are helping to save our planet. Our specialized programs, mentorship, and funding help to ensure these solutions are widely adopted so that we can reduce emissions at the scale necessary to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
These are not your average environmentalists, these are the visionaries, creatives, and trailblazers moving us toward a sustainable world. You can make that world a reality.
Together we can solve the climate crisis.
“The support VertueLab has given me was pivotal in the creation of Wheyward Spirit. Without their support I wouldn’t have been able to research, test, and develop my product.” -Emily Darchuck
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
VertueLab believes the movement to reverse the climate crisis cannot afford to turn away any solutions. We believe it is critical to recognize the disproportionate impact of climate change on communities of color, and for the solutions to be created with the benefit of those communities in mind. We actively seek to support entrepreneurs from a range of different backgrounds and that have been traditionally underserved.
You can learn more at vertuelab.org/diversity-inclusion
The first 20 donors to give will receive a free tasting at Freeland Spirits.
The donors that give on Big Give Day #2 on November 10th will be entered to win a basket full of organic farm fresh goodies from Midway Farms (valued at $50)
The donors that give on Big Give Day #6 on December 8th will be entered to a $100 gift card to Petal Passion.
The donors that give on Big Give Day #8 on December 22nd will be entered to win 4 free movie passes to Cinema 21.
Umpqua Bank is on a mission to help you manage your money in a way that matches how you live your life.
Green Hammer Design Build is on a mission to inspire the evolution of our living environment by creating buildings that promote health and protect the planet.
Freeland Spirits is a craft distillery in Portland, Oregon, and is one of the very few women-owned and run distilleries in history.
Midway Farms is the only dedicated gluten-free farm in Oregon and uses techniques including organic methods, Eco farming, permaculture, sustainability, and small-scale agriculture, located in the heart of the Willamette Valley.
Petal Passion offers fresh flower bouquets and arrangements that are sustainably grown in “harmony with nature and the neighborhood” in North Portland.
Cinema 21 is a locally owned and operated art movie theater, featuring American independent, foreign language, documentary, and classic movies located in the heart of the Northwest District in Portland, Oregon.