Reports and Studies

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OEC Strategic Direction

The strategic direction for Oregon Environmental Council, adopted June 2012

Storm Water Solutions

When rain falls onto the hard surfaces of streets, sidewalks, parking lots and rooftops, it picks up pollutants in its path, gathering volume and speed until a storm drain pipes it underground or into a stream. Stormwater runoff causes water pollution, localized flooding, stream bank erosion, reduced groundwater levels, and habitat loss for fish and wildlife...

Making Water Work

Oregon Environmental Council has invested time and resources to talk with growers and irrigation experts about ways to advance water efficiency in agriculture—which uses 79% of the state’s water withdrawals—while strengthening Oregon’s agriculture sector.

Advancing Green Chemistry in Oregon

Recommendations from the Oregon Green Chemistry Advisory Group, July 2010

Building a Dialogue between the Oregon Agriculture Community and the Conservation Community

Lessons from the first year of the Oregon Environmental Council's Agricultural Outreach Project.

Best Management Practices for Climate Friendly Nurseries

A report by Oregon Association of Nurseries, Oregon Environmental Council, Oregon State University, and Advantage IQ (2011)

Toxics Reduction through Energy Efficiency for Boilers

A white paper from the Oregon Environmental Council (April 2006)

Children at Risk

How toxic chemicals threaten Oregon's children and what we can do about it

Cleaner Rivers for Oregon

Why Our Rivers Need Our Help (2007)

Pollution in People

Pollution in people report (2007)

Working on Common Ground (April 2008)

Interviews with Oregon Environmentalists: continuing the dialogue

Oregonians Love Their Hybrid Cars

"Cool car" brochure

The Dirt of Diesels (2003)

A serious danger to Oregon's health

Drop by Drop (2007)

Voluntary reductions in diesel emissions from stationary sources

Oregon: A Dumping Ground for Toxic Fertilizer? (2002)

How the Oregon Department of Agriculture’s Proposed Pollutant Limits for Fertilizers Fail to Protect Our Health and the Environment

Goodbye Gridlock (2002)

Improving the way Oregon funds transportation

Making Water Work

Strategies for advancing water conservation in Oregon agriculture (executive summary)

Making Water Work

Complete report

Oregon's Untapped Water Supply

Efficiency as a water source for Oregon

Pest Control Practices in Oregon Public Schools (2005)

The Price of Pollution (2008)

Cost estimates of environmentally-related disease in Oregon

Renewable Energy: An Oregon Economic Opportunity (2005)

Mercury: On the Road to Zero (2001)

Recommended strategies to eliminate mercury releases from human activities in Oregon by 2020

Fueling Oregon with Sustainable Biofuels (2007)

The Toxic Gap (2003)

How Oregon’s Regulatory Programs Fail to Protect Human Health from Toxic Chemicals

Assessing the Market Dynamics of “Values-Added” Agriculture and Food Businesses in Oregon

What's In My Makeup Bag? Report

Oregon women and their exposure to toxic ingredients from personal care products

Kits and Tips

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Healthy Homes Kit

Use this checklist to identify eco-healthy aspects of your home and to identify areas for improvement. Set aside an hour or two to walk around your home and complete this checklist. All you need is a pen!

Fact Sheets

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Low Impact Development Fact Sheet

Low Impact Development: Protecting Oregon’s waters as we grow

Toxic-Free Kids Act Fact Sheet

An overview of the Toxic-Free Kids Act

Healthy Food, Healthy Kids

Easy Tips For Eating Smart
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