This summer, I was thrilled to be hosted by Oregon Environmental Council through the Emerging Leaders Internship program. I was especially excited because I’d be using my time in the internship to conduct research to help OEC assess its own efforts to support other young or new professionals through its Emerging Leaders Board (ELB). My work included external research, in-depth interviews with staff and former ELB members, and a survey with former ELB members. The culmination of this project resulted in a detailed report, which includes all the data, analysis, and a set of recommendations with regard to reinstating the ELB.
First and foremost, ...
E-Bikes are growing in popularity, yet many people still are hesitant to purchase one. In this Q&A, current and former OEC staff answer questions about their recent E-Bike purchases. OEC Summer Intern Juliáe Riva sat down with former OEC staff member Jonathan Lin and OEC’s Rural Partnerships and Water Policy Director Karen Lewotsky to learn more about their personal experiences with recently owning e-bikes.
JR: What e-bike do you own?
JL: Specialized Turbo Vado SL 4.0 EQ. Specialized uses a smaller motor [than most other brands] that they developed to fit into various styles [of bikes]. Mine is a commuter/hybrid bike. It has a pretty ...
What does being mindful of our planet look like? In Oregon, it takes many different forms. For the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) they are embarking on a new minor program focused on sustainability, beginning this Fall.
The March for Science is a world-wide movement to call attention to the profound impact that science has on our health, economy and society. It is a time where people congregate to pledge their support for science and to advocate more science-based actions in the political system. This event will be hosted in Washington D.C alongside 425+ marches nationally and internationally on April 22, Earth Day. We have compiled a list of state-wide locations in Oregon where you can join a movement near you.