|The Oregon Environmental Council
The Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. As a member-supported nonprofit more than 40 years, we’ve been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the health of the place we call home.Our vision for Oregon includes solving global warming, protecting kids from toxics, cleaning up our rivers, building sustainable economies, and ensuring healthy food and local farms. Oregon Environmental Council and the Oregon Wine Board joined together in 2007 to lead the pilot initiative of the Carbon Reduction Challenge. The initiative was the Carbon Neutral Challenge, a voluntary program to help Oregon wineries and vineyards to assess and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions
|Oregon Wine Board
The Oregon Wine Board is a semi-independent Oregon state agency managing marketing, research and education initiatives that support and advance the Oregon wine and wine grape industry. The Board works on behalf of all Oregon wineries and independent growers throughout the state’s diverse winegrowing regions. The Oregon wine grape and wine industry contributes over $1.4 billion of economic activity to the state economy each year, including over 8,500 wine-related jobs and $200 million in wages.
|Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE)
Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides education and certification for vineyards and wineries. LIVE uses international standards of sustainable viticultural and enological practices in both wine-grape and wine production. These practices are based on an independent third-party-verified checklist system consisting of required and prohibited elements, as well as numerous ecological options.
|The Climate Registry (TCR)
The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that operates the only voluntary carbon footprint registry in North America supported by states, provinces, territories and tribes. The Climate Registry helps hundreds of public and private organizations measure, report and reduce their GHG emissions with integrity. CRC members are encouraged to join The Climate Registry (TCR) for international and national recognition of emissions reporting. For more information about this CRC optional milestone CLICK HERE.
Winerywise, the Washington Guide to Sustainable Winemaking Practices. An online, interactive guide of business and winery management topics. The guide was created by and for Washington State Wineries and will provide wineries with the tools to evaluate their business and process practices, compare these practices to industry standards of sustainability, and to plan and implement sustainable management strategies. By using the Guide, wineries can learn more about the value of sustainability and significantly improve their sustainable practices. Winerywise also provides guidance to wineries that choose to seek recognized third-party certification of sustainability.