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Nov. 22, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

My Local, Heirloom, Organic, Free-Range Turkey

It’s my first year eating a heritage breed, pasture raised turkey for Thanksgiving. Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Thanksgiving


Nov. 21, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Your Sustainable Thanksgiving Ideas

You sent in some great responses to my question about making your Thanksgiving sustainable. Some of you said that the word "sustainable" is hard to define. That's a great point. But you still shared ways to minimize the environmental impacts of your Thanksgiving celebration: Eating local food – including food from your garden, choosing your turkey wisely, avoiding packaging and disposable flatware, staying home and composting food scraps. Thanks, and keep them coming! Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Thanksgiving


Nov. 16, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Are You Making Your Thanksgiving Sustainable?

Are you doing anything to make your Thanksgiving holiday environmentally friendly? Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Thanksgiving


Nov. 14, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Graphic: Thanksgiving Foods Grown In Oregon

How much of the Thanksgiving foods Oregonians eat are produced in Oregon? Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Thanksgiving


Nov. 24, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

An easy way to compost Thanksgiving food scraps

Let's be clear about one thing: Thanksgiving leftovers belong in the fridge (and in your mouth, later on). Thanksgiving food scraps – plate scrapings, onion peels, turkey bones, etc. – are another matter. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Composting, Foodie Friday, Thanksgiving


Nov. 24, 2011 · By Cassandra Profita

Happy Bird Day! See where the wild turkeys roam

My grandpa always used to welcome the family to Thanksgiving dinner with a hearty "Happy Bird Day!" Continue reading →

Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Thanksgiving


Nov. 24, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Roundup: The best of green Thanksgiving news

It seems everywhere I look today, I'm finding new reports on how to have a green Thanksgiving. Here's a roundup of my favorites: Continue reading →

Filed under: Land, Sustainability, Thanksgiving


Nov. 24, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

How to gobble less gas on Thanksgiving

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Filed under: Land, Transportation, Fuel efficiency, Thanksgiving


Nov. 22, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: A farm-to-fork Thanksgiving turkey

The Perennial Plate Episode 36: Giving Thanks (to turkeys) from Daniel Klein on Vimeo. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Farm to fork, Foodie Friday, Thanksgiving



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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