We bring Oregonians together to protect our water, air and land with healthy solutions that work for today and for future generations.

Founded in 1968 by concerned Oregonians from across the state, we are a membership-based, nonpartisan nonprofit.


We create innovative change:

Our strategic goals include:

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  • “Oregon Environmental Council is doing extraordinarily important work to help advocate for a cleaner, healthier, more environmentally friendly future in the Pacific Northwest.”
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  • “Simply put, Oregon would not be the great place to live in that it is without Oregon Environmental Council.”
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  • “I have tracked their success’ over the years and I’ve noticed that their particular skill is bringing people together to make things happen. The everchanging environmental agenda, along with a fluid political scene requires skill, tact, commitment and long hours of work all of which they seem to do gladly and efficiently. Oregon is well rewarded by their record of success”
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  • One of OEC’s most admirable qualities is the skill with which the organization builds statewide and regional coalitions—bringing together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and with often diverging interests—to successfully address pressing environmental challenges.”
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  • “I have worked with the Oregon Environmental Council for more than 30 years as a volunteer. I also served on the board for 6+ years. This is a great organization with dedicated and talented staff, strong leadership and innovative approaches to difficult environmental issues.”
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