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Dec. 04, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Tofurky Maker Expands, Adds Interactive Ecoroof

I'm not sure which news I should report first: That Turtle Island Foods is expanding its tofurky production facility in Hood River or that it has a bocce ball court and putting greens on the ecoroof of its new plant. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Ecoroofs, Turtle Island Foods, Tofurky


June 13, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Industrial-Size Eco-Roofs Near Portland Harbor

I visited the Gunderson LLC rail and barge manufacturing facility today to talk with General Manager Mark Eitzen about his company's pending contract to build barges for the Morrow Pacific coal export project. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Ecoroofs


Oct. 05, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Trivia: How many acres of ecoroofing in Portland?

Portland is once again accepting applications for ecoroof incentives. The city started giving out $5 per square-foot grants for new ecoroofs in 2008 primarily to reduce stormwater runoff. But the program also kick-started a growing industry. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Ecoroofs, Grey to Green



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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