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We’re looking for our next Director of Communications!

  Title: Director of Communications Status: Regular FLSA Classification: Exempt Hours: 1.0 full-time equivalent Salary: Minimum $70K starting salary Reports to: Executive Director Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises employees in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws Position Summary: Oregon Environmental Council’s Director of Communications leads the “mar/com” team in maintaining a strong organizational brand and works collaboratively to define OEC’s value and translate that value to target audiences. The position ensures a positive public ...

Oregon Clean Fuels Program: Building Back Better

OEC’s Deputy Director for Programs, Jana Gastellum, and Climate Program Director, Nora Apter, recently sat down for a socially distanced conversation about the Oregon Clean Fuels Program—the labor of love that it has taken to get the program up and running, the opportunity we have now to build on those past successes, and why Oregonians should be excited about it. Nora: I’ve sometimes heard you joke about the Clean Fuels Program as your third baby. Can you talk a bit about the campaign behind getting this program in place? This is a third child because you have to have the same love and ferocity that a mother has for a child to do climate ...

How Loving Oregon Led Us Beyond Sustainable Agriculture To Supporting Systemic Change In Response To The Climate Crisis

Guest blog by Tony Soter, Founder of Soter Vineyards  I don’t know how to do anything else in life other than grow grapes and make wine. For 40 years and counting we have managed to sell what we make with enough profit to keep doing what we love. Some days that seems like accomplishment enough, but there is so much more to Soter Vineyards than grapes and wine. My life partner, Michelle, and I always had other dreams, like owning a farm, growing food, and raising a family that cares deeply about the earth. We have spent the last few decades learning and teaching others how to care for the land we cultivate. Our entire staff of 30 people are ...

Your Vote Matters – Our Issue Endorsements

From fair and honest elections to investments in biking, walking and electric buses, here are our picks for Oregon ballot measures that are critical to our environment, health and democracy.

We’re looking for our next Digital Media & Communications Coordinator!

Title: Digital Media & Communications Coordinator Status: Regular hourly/Nonexempt position Salary: Commensurate with experience, minimum $22.00/hour Hours: Full time, M-F (currently working from home)   Scope of Responsibility Oregon Environmental Council’s Digital Media & Communications Coordinator is a key member of OEC’s Communications and Marketing team and has cross-organizational responsibilities. The Coordinator works in collaboration with OEC’s Director of Communications & Marketing Director to implement strategic communications that engage the public and key audiences in understanding and ...

Giving Tuesday and $25K Challenge Match

Oregon Environmental Council has relied on the generosity and investment of our members for over 50 years. With you by our side, we’ve made significant progress supporting a healthy and resilient environment through passage of the bottle bill, bike bill, beach bill, and our most recent climate victories. While the long-term impacts COVID-19 remain unknown, it is clear that our world will be changed in many ways, and that our work together will be challenging, but no less important.  Please join us again today by participating in GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of unity as a response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.  GivingTuesda...

How OEC Is Supporting Communities During COVID-19

Oregon Environmental Council stands with communities throughout Oregon, the nation, and the globe in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to using our advocacy to do our part to limit impacts on more vulnerable populations. As an organization, we are telecommuting and using best practices for social distancing to help “flatten the curve.” We’re also checking in with one another at least twice a week to remain connected to one another. Staff is also sharing information on how to support communities and taking action ranging from buying gift cards and takeout from local businesses to help keep them afloat in the near-term, ...

Governor Brown Signs Executive Order to Combat Climate Change in Oregon

Executive Order Reaffirms Oregon's Commitment to Reducing Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Supporting the Expansion of a Clean Energy Economy Governor Kate Brown has issued an Executive Order solidifying Oregon’s commitment to fight climate change, expand clean energy technologies (clean fuels program), and invest in the protection of youth and frontline communities. It comes after years of public demand for bold climate action, years of public hearings and input, and years of rallies across the state. This remarkable climate action will expand the already successful Clean Fuels Program, create more energy efficient clean homes and ...

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! OEC is proud to be a nonprofit partner with Earth Day Oregon this year. The environmental movement has come such a long way since Earth Day began 50 years ago. Here in Oregon, OEC and our partners have continued to be a driving force behind the protection of our air, water, and land. In our first 50 years, OEC accomplished many amazing  first in the nation legislative wins that continue to safeguard the health and well-being of all Oregonians today. 1971 - Bottle Bill and Bike Bill 1973 - Statewide land use planning laws to protect Oregon's farms and forests 1977 - Ban on ...

Keep Your Heart Healthy Year Round

Valentine’s day may be behind us, but OEC is sharing our love for Oregon through our work every day. Our vision for a healthy future includes ensuring that every Oregonian has a chance to live, and love, in environments that support healthy hearts. That means ensuring that the air we breathe, in our neighborhoods and at our jobs, is free from heart-damaging pollution. Did you know… Cleaning up the air can actually increase life expectancy and reduce heart attack risk in a matter of years. More people die from heart attacks and strokes than from lung problems due to diesel exhaust and tailpipe pollutants. Smoggy days can cause inflamm...