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Ecotrust, Environmental & Economic Nonprofit in Portland, Oregon

To view all blog posts: http://blog.ecotrust.org/author/edeans/

Blog highlights:

Students on first-ever Intertribal Energy Tour swing into Sundown

Diving out of the ivory tower, fisherman organizes on the docks

At the Natural Capital Center: Examining our nuclear legacy

Documenting culture as it vanishes: The People of Clouds

At the Natural Capital Center: Collaborating for cause, storytelling for change

True story: How a fish went to school

National Working Waterfronts gathering: seeking innovation in coastal communities

ioby inspires backyard environmentalism through online community

Tompkins Conservation strives for biodiversity in South America

Ecodistricts Summit will work on smarter, more resilient cities


Baxter Memorial Library Writing Contest (2012)

Flash Fiction, 1st place: “Fiat Lux”| To read in the Gorham Timesclick here (p.5)

Adult Poetry Contest, 2nd place: “People You’ll Never See Again”


Portland Public Library Adult Poetry Competition, 3rd place (2012)
Antelope Island on July 4th


Montana Conservation Corps, Missoula, Montana (Featured Blogger)

Tying it All Together

A Week of Growing in the Frank Church Wilderness


Terry Plunkett Poetry Festival, state-wide poetry competition open to all Maine college students, 1st Place (2011)

Holden Caulfield in 2011


Portland Press Herald, Maine Observer

A yellow dog waits at the end of the driveway


Minor League Hockey: Portland Pirates

From row one in Section T, Andrew Hart has the best seat in the house. He hears pucks ricochet off metal goalposts, watches crisp passes sail across the ice and feels the force of bodies slamming against the glass. At the Cumberland County Civic Center, in Portland, Maine, Section T contains dedicated fans drawn together by a shared passion. They love hockey.

To read the fully story: View a PDF.


A Place Called Libbytown

Underneath the neon glow emanating from Denny’s diner, a large slab of concrete divides Park Ave from the state’s most notable road, Congress Street. A brown, metal sign marks the territory in yellow letters: Libbytown.

Neither here nor there, Libbytown serves as an in-between place as a result of the Urban Renewal movement of the 1960’s, which promoted modernization based upon the automobile. Ask any longtime Libbytown resident what caused the death of the neighborhood and you’ll likely hear something along the lines of, “Goddamn 295.”

To read a version of this story, “Welcome to Nowhere,” printed in The Bollard, click here.

To read the full original story: View a PDF.