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New state agency could meet urgent need for climate action

Without a doubt, climate change is one of Oregon’s most urgent issues of 2018. The Oregon Climate Authority would help the state better prepare for the ever-changing impacts across our land and water

We’re looking for a Transportation Program Director!

Scope of ResponsibilityOregon Environmental Council (OEC) seeks a skilled and motivated transportation program director to lead our work to transform Oregon’s transportation system into a non-polluting transportation system that supports clean air, climate stability, and healthy families living in economically vibrant neighborhoods. Transportation emissions are the single largest source of carbon emissions in Oregon and a major contributor of air pollution that harms Oregonians’ health. The transportation program director will focus on expediting transportation electrification and promoting shared use of and equitable access to emerging ...

Untangling Measure 104

Hundreds of programs statewide that protect our favorite outdoor activities and our basic necessities, like air and water, rely on taxes and fees for those protections. But there’s a sneaky ballot measure on Tuesday’s election that threatens to do enormous harm to the Oregon Constitution

We’re looking for a Communications Director!

Oregon Environmental Council is hiring a communications director to lead our marketing/communications team in maintaining a strong public presence for OEC through earned, owned and social media channels. The director develops and helps execute our strategic communications plan to grow public support for OEC's programmatic and organizational goals and to reflect our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.Scope of ResponsibilityOregon Environmental Council’s communications director leads our “marcom” team in maintaining a strong public presence for OEC through earned, owned and social media channels. The director ...

We’re looking for a Major Gifts Director!

Oregon Environmental Council seeks an experienced fundraiser who is passionate about connecting donors with ways to protect what they love about Oregon’s environment. Come join our team!Scope of ResponsibilityOregon Environmental Council’s development team is responsible for raising the resources to support the organization’s strategic goals via foundations and grants, corporate giving, membership, planned giving and major donor fundraising.Reporting to the Executive Director, the Major Gifts Director supports Oregon Environmental Council’s work by securing four and five-figure gifts from individuals who share our ...

Oregon’s proposed law shields the state from federal rollbacks

Gov. Brown proposes to enshrine Clean Air and Clean Water Act protections into law.

Alert: your right to know is at risk

Just as Oregon begins to find out how toxic chemicals occur in children's products, an industry-backed bill could block that information.Industry groups are behind the proposed "Accurate Labels Act" ( H.R. 6022/S. 3019 ), first introduced in 2018, which would make it easier for manufacturers to hide chemicals linked to cancer and other health harm.The multi-billion-dollar chemical industry continues to use secrecy as a way to defend toxic chemicals produced in tens of thousands of pounds each year.The proposed bill would re-write the 1967 "Fair Packaging and Labeling Act." Instead of giving consumers more information to make choices about the ...

Sponsored content: Celebrating 50 years Innovation: Intel & Oregon Environmental Council

Our state motto, “she flies with her own wings,” has long been reflected in the spirit of the people of Oregon, with a readiness to embrace new ideas and look towards the possibilities of tomorrow.

Curbside Recycling: Four Love Stories and a Kitchen Table

by Kevin KasowskiThe idea for one of the rituals at the heart of being an Oregonian – taking the recycling bin out to the curb each week – was conceived at a kitchen table, and born thanks to a little “pillow talk.”If you’re over 40, you may remember hauling tied up bundles of newspaper to a local recycling depot back in the day. For most other household “leftovers” there was nowhere else to go, except the garbage can and then the landfill.Our Bottle Bill, enacted in 1971, with Oregon Environmental Council’s (OEC)  help, began to change that (at least with respect to glass and aluminum), but in the early 1980s, a small ...

Embrace a cooperative spirit to protect Oregon’s future

Board member Kristin Luck shares why working together is key to a healthier future for Oregon's water, air and land and all who live here.