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Jan. 10, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

6 Eco-Innovators To Inspire You This Year

Who inspires you to tackle environmental issues? Last week I wrapped up a series of stories about people who are thinking outside the box, taking risks and trying to make the world around them greener in new and unusual ways. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Outside The Box Stars


Jan. 03, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Detoxifying Your Government Agency

How can one person make the world less toxic? Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Green chemistry, Metro, Toxics, Outside The Box Stars


Jan. 02, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

Growing Forests For Health Care

Instead of selling or logging their land to pay medical bills as they age, could family forest owners trade carbon credits for health care? Continue reading →

Filed under: Forestry, carbon offsets, Outside The Box Stars


Dec. 31, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Negotiating With Your Neighborhood Polluter

You don't have to wait for new regulations to get cleaner air in your neighborhood. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Air pollution, Outside The Box Stars


Dec. 28, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Knowing Your Farmer – And Your Fisherman

The idea of knowing your farmer and supporting sustainable agriculture through a CSA is pretty well established. But a CSF? That's still pretty new. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Sustainability, Community Supported Fisheries, Outside The Box Stars


Dec. 27, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Turning Christmas Trees Into Salmon Habitat

Why are a bunch of sport fishermen collecting used Christmas trees this year? They're planning to give them to coho salmon by placing them in coastal streams, where the trees provide protection from predators and a food source. Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Green Christmas trees, Salmon, Outside The Box Stars


Dec. 24, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Sprouting A Living Building From A Gas Station

How did a group of retired women raise the money to turn a contaminated gas station into the greenest of green buildings? Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Green building, Outside The Box Stars


Dec. 23, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Nominate Your Favorite "Outside The Box Star"

As the last days of 2012 draw to a close, I'm going to be posting a series of stories about people who are finding innovative solutions to environmental problems. These folks are thinking outside the box, taking risks and trying to make the world around them greener in new and unusual ways. Continue reading →

Filed under: Uncategorized, Outside The Box Stars



About Ecotrope

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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