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Portland 2016 Community Award Winners


Thank you to our Community Award Judges

Susan Place, Co-owner-Green Living Journal

Liz Howell, Business Development Director- Natural Awakenings Pdx/Vanc

Holly Feral, Editor-in Chief-Driftwood Magazine

Congratulations to our Community Award Winner!

Green Acres Farm Sanctuary - Green Acres Farm Sanctuary provides compassionate care and a loving home to over 150 abused, abandoned, and unwanted farm animals. We also foster dogs, cats, kittens and puppies. We are a place of last resort for many of these animals who are elderly, sick, or have chronic conditions which require ongoing care. We would use the Green Festival Community Award to provide critical medical care, feed for special diets, and safe shelter. More Info

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4 Portland Community Award Finalists:

The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) - The Oregon Electric Vehicle Association (OEVA) is a non-profit association of electric vehicle enthusiasts. We promote electric vehicle education and encourage their safe construction and use. We are part of the Multnomah Hot Rod Council and a chapter of the Electric Auto Association. More Info

Columbia Slough Watershed Council - Columbia Slough Watershed Council is a small non-profit dedicated to habitat restoration, education, and community connection related to the Columbia Slough and its watershed in North Portland, Fairview, and Gresham. Our watershed hosts one of the largest urban wetlands, the most diverse neighborhoods in Oregon, and 10% of the jobs in Multnomah County. We connect these factors through restoration of a heavily impacted system, celebrating and supporting community greenspaces, and environmental education in local schools. More Info

Food as Medicine Institute - The goal of the FAME series is to help communities adopt a more whole-foods based diet by providing them with nutrition education and giving them the tools to overcome the many obstacles to eating healthy in today’s society. Our program was created by Naturopathic physicians and is designed to empower individuals, families, and communities to make lasting and sustainable dietary changes. Within all of the communities we have worked we have seen impressive changes take place in the lives of our participants in just three months. We look forward to the possibility of providing our program to elementary schools to help foster a more health-conscious culture in our local schools. More Info

SOLVE - SOLVE IT for Earth Day is a signature event hosted by SOLVE on Saturday, April 22, 2017. With an annual average of 7,500 volunteers, we are proud to be Oregon’s largest Earth Day event. Across the state, volunteers unite to pick-up litter, remove invasive vegetation, and/or plant native vegetation at hundreds of sites in their local communities. SOLVE supports these efforts by providing litter bags, disposable gloves, first aid kits, and safety vests for all volunteers. However, we are not able to provide three key items commonly requested by project leaders; debris buckets, reusable work gloves, and litter grabbers. More Info