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May is Bike Month!

After seemingly endless months of rain, Spring is here! Which means many of Oregon’s streets are now filled with even more bicyclists!Oregon’s most populated area, the Portland metro region, has the highest rate of commuters biking to work in the nation, which means we are collectively spending less money on transportation, driving fewer miles, and emitting less carbon dioxide into our atmosphere.To top all of that off, May is National Bike Month. At Oregon Environmental Council we are taking the opportunity to celebrate the many benefits of biking! More than half our staff bikes to work regularly, and we encourage others to join us in ...

Emerging Leaders Alumni Program Launches

Eight years after starting, we realize it’s time to celebrate the nearly 50 people who’ve been a part of our Emerging Leaders Board, a diverse, powerful network of young professionals who collectively contribute to our work, both while serving on the board and after.This April, we officially launched our Emerging Leaders Board (ELB) Alumni Program with a happy hour at Migration Brewing in Northeast Portland. Board members from 2010 through today gathered to reminisce, share notes, and get to know new members.Members of Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board serve 18-month terms, with many staying for two rounds and up to ...