It’s Your Oregon member profile: Ken Bailey

This member spotlight is on Ken Bailey. Ken is a third generation cherry farmer in The Dalles, OR, who is committed to sustainable practices.

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Healthy Homes Master Class

If you're already using green cleaning products, buying recycled and saving energy,  you care about how your home makes a difference for the health of Oregon's environment. But is your home also a healthy environment for you and your family? Join us to discover the finer points of healthy homes in this workshop presented by Oregon Environmental Council at the Pringle Creek Community on January 26. This class will dive deeper into the concept of an “eco-healthy home,” asking questions about the origin of hazardous chemicals in the history of science and the ...

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Registration for the 2015 Business & Environment Forum is Now Open!

Building a More Competitive Economy and the Role of Pricing Carbon Climate change is a formidable threat to our environment – but also a business opportunity and an economic imperative. To remain competitive, businesses and government must plan and adapt. Register now (lunch is provided). Join us on January 27th as we explore what role pricing carbon could play in stimulating a stronger, cleaner economy and helping to address Oregon’s chronic revenue challenges with our guests: The Honourable Mary Polak  British Columbia's Minister of Environment Mary Polak ...

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Emerging Leaders Board: Now Accepting Applications!

Oregon Environmental Council is seeking the right candidates to join our Emerging Leaders Board for the Portland Metro Area. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of one of Oregon’s leading environmental non-profits. Applications are due by February 5, at 5pm PST. As a member of the OEC Emerging Leaders Board you will be able to promote and support the mission of OEC to advance innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. The OEC Emerging Leaders Board is looking for a diverse cross-section of ...

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A better new year’s cleanse?

OEC has nothing against kale smoothies and lemon water. But we suggest a different kind of “cleanse” to start the new year off right—one that lets you keep eating goodies like orange-hazelnut granola. We’re determined to make 2015 the year that Oregon demands a “detox” of products made for children. Let's pass the Toxic Free Kids Act. Oregon's champion lawmakers have a plan to ensure that our kids aren’t playing, dressing and bathing with products containing hazardous chemicals. They need to know that this is a top priority for you. Sign our petition ...

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Have an energy efficient New Year!

It's the new year with new goals. But like many of us, you may still be feeling the pinch from your holiday spending. That's why we've put together a list of ways you can save energy–and money!–by changing how you use the appliances you already own. Major appliances make up a large chunk of your household’s energy consumption. They are used often—some of them run 24/7—and  both the water and electricity they use do their jobs takes energy to deliver. Next time you’re in the market to replace an appliance, consider purchasing an energy efficient model. You ...

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12 Wins for Oregon’s Environment in 2014

Across the state, Oregonians worked together in 2014 for the benefit of our environment. Here are a few of the many wins Oregon can celebrate as we reflect on the past year. We congratulate the great work of so many people and organizations that made this work possible. Well done, Oregon and cheers! Congrats to the many organizations who made these wins happen! Safer products guideline adoption: Oregon Environmental Council The People's Climate March: 350PDX and environmental, social justice, faith and peace organizations across Oregon Oregon Business ...

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Toxic Free Kids – We Deserve to Know

There’s no doubt about it: there are toxic chemicals in products we use every day. Those chemicals end up in our air, water—and even our bodies. Infants and children are most vulnerable to these chemicals as their bodies grow. Yet there is no way to know when, how or in what amounts children are exposed to toxics from their toys, baby blankets and nursing pillows. Parents have no way of knowing which products contain harmful carcinogens, hormone disruptors, and other chemicals of concern, and neither do doctors, public health officials—or even the retailers that ...

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It’s Your Oregon Profile: Sophia Tzeng

This member spotlight is on Sophia Tzeng. Sophia Tzeng is an executive and entrepreneur specializing in startup and transitional social enterprises. She currently serves on OEC's board of directors.

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7th Annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference

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A call for proposals is now open for our 7th annual Northwest Environment Health Conference will be held in Portland, Oregon on April 17, 2015. This all-day event brings health care professionals, researchers, students, citizens and advocates together.

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