Ecotrust newsletter October 2011

We cordially invite you to
the Indigenous Leadership Awards

ILAEcotrust invites you to join us on November 2 to honor five Native leaders whose work has powerfully improved social, economic, and environmental conditions within their homelands and among their peoples. At the Portland Art Museum, we will celebrate the awards by sharing a traditional fall feast, including fresh, wild-caught Chinook salmon, in the company of the honorees. Now in its 10th year, the awards honor and support tribal, First Nation, and Alaskan Native leaders. We will present four honorees with $5,000 and our 2011 Indigenous Leadership Awardee, Delores Ann Pigsley, with $25,000 to continue their work within their communities.

Join us for this prestigious and inspirational cultural event celebrating tribal leadership.

Meet: 2011 honorees

Event: Nov. 2 awards dinner & ceremony

Learn more:

Ecotrust's Marine Planning:
Technology to benefit humanity

Marine PlanningThe Tech Awards has named Ecotrust a 2011 laureate, one of 15 global innovators recognized each year for applying technology to benefit humanity and spark global change. The award recognizes Ecotrust's work on MarineMap, a web-based tool developed in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and UC Santa Barbara, that was designed to make better decisions about ecological and economic uses of the ocean.

Over the last seven years, Ecotrust's ocean solutions toolkit has helped over 6,500 fishermen along the West Coast participate in decisions about the ocean environment. These user-friendly tools engender a collaborative, flexible, and participatory approach that improves ecological conservation while preserving coastal livelihoods. The Tech Awards selected Ecotrust from among hundreds of nominations representing 54 countries.

Learn more: Ecotrust's Marine Planning tools and projects

Videos: MarineMap: Bridging Knowledge Systems and Zoning for People and Fish introduce our oceans solution toolkit.

Web tour: Open OceanMap, MarineMap and Eureka software applications (Flash plugin required).

Ecotrust hosts visionary leaders

Resilience RegionsEcotrust celebrated its 20th birthday by hosting a gathering of over 50 leaders representing 15 bioregions and numerous fields of expertise to Portland to share ideas on how to build a more resilient future. Over three days in September, these visionary leaders strategized on ways to accelerate new models of development that support economic, ecological, and social well-being in the face of climate change and development pressures.

In experimenting with and articulating a new natural model of development, Ecotrust has been working to create resilience in North Pacific America for 20 years. Now, we hope to share this vision, learn from the work of others who have the same hope for a more reliable prosperity, and together chart a course for change.

Join us: Redraw the map, and imagine a world not of political boundaries but defined by the natural and social assets of the places we call home. Watch the start here video.

Watch: Some of the delegates and hear their stories of home in these short videos here and here.


Ecotrust's mission is to innovate, invest, and inspire in ways that create economic opportunity, social equity, and environmental well-being. Learn more »

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