Ecotrust’s mission is to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. Our goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies and ecosystems here and around the world.
Bottom Line for Portland
Our work is energizing our economy, restoring lands and waters, and amplifying the leadership of diverse stewards. That includes directly supporting 270-plus farmers, ranchers, fishers and food businesses as they adapt to shifting markets and demand; working with partners statewide to support school nutrition staff who are providing meals to thousands of Oregon kids despite school closures; and, alongside partners, providing paid, culturally specific, green-sector jobs training for young adults in Portland.
“Ecotrust’s work building bridges between communities and people to help address challenges in our local food systems and economies is of utmost importance. I cannot stress this enough. It’s about inspiring hope and building trust, and this requires both time and effort.” —Kristen Penner, Oregon commercial fisherman
Donors of $50 or more will receive a Change Starts Here bandanna, while supplies last.