43 results for author: Tony Hernandez


A few tips on eco-friendly masks

This month's tips for our members take a look at eco-friendly tips for making your own mask, or if you don't have time a few resources and websites for finding the most sustainable makers making and selling protective clothing to cover your nose and mouth.

Promise kept: Gov. Brown makes climate action happen in 2020

Surrounded by young people, Governor Kate Brown put in motion a comprehensive set of climate programs through an executive order, which would not have come without countless hours and passionate advocacy by coalition volunteers and partners.

From tailpipes to lungs: the nasty impacts diesel has on human health—2020 update

The science researching the health impacts for diesel changes and evolves every year, and the number of diseases from exposure to this fossil fuel continue to grow and threaten Oregonians.

The Impact of Clean Energy Jobs on Rural Communities

Southern Oregon communities and residents have shown nothing but true grit and resilience in the face of wildfires and the unhealthy smoke that blankets the air during the peak of wildfire seasons, which have gotten longer and more dangerous in recent years. Ashland City Councilor Tonya Graham shared some of her community’s stories this September during Legislative Days in Salem as dozens of other experts testified to lawmakers about the need for funding to protect the state from the worst impacts of climate change. The Clean Energy Jobs bill would provide much needed resources. The smoke from wildfires threatens all Oregonians, especially the ...

Oregon law ID’d as key example for Federal Consumer Safety Proposals

A Congressional memo for a hearing on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. cited Oregon’s Toxic Free Kids Act as one of four “long-standing” examples of state action.

Something big on climate will happen in 2020

Oregon Environmental Council, through a coalition of organizations, has filed ballot proposals for the 2020 general election that will place our state on a path toward a 100% Clean Economy and 100% Clean Electricity for everyone. Tomorrow, we formally launch our campaign. Be the first to follow 100% Ready for Clean Air: FACEBOOK | TWITTER Oregon is ready to transition off fossil fuels and build a 100% clean economy. Oregon must do our part as a leader to protect the natural heritage of clean air and clean water we’re so proud of. Seven of 10 Oregonians continue supporting a cap-and-trade policy, yet we can’t guarantee the state Legisla...

Youth activism continues to inspire, push for bold climate action

Youth from around the globe came together for an intense week of climate action this September. They organized gatherings, rallies, marches, speeches, direct actions, and events to bring awareness to the current climate crisis and push decision-makers to take meaningful action on climate.

Trump didn’t just attack California’s air quality

President Donald Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency are attempting to undo the work of thousands of Oregonians and dozens of organizations that successfully demanded Clean Car Standards in Oregon in 2006.

Oregonians feel climate disruption, unfinished business

Climate disruption, along with unchecked air and water pollution from dirty energy sources, is harming Oregonians, and for too long, our leaders have put off addressing climate change in a comprehensive way.

Wildfire, climate change impacts amplify urgency for bold action

Summertime is when we in the Pacific Northwest are likely to feel climate impacts the most. Every year that we delay action, the costs mount--both at home and abroad. As global temperatures rise, climate instability results in more drought, wildfires, hurricanes and floods at the cost of our global food supplies and natural-resource economies. At home, 2.3 million Oregonians already live in areas of drought, which damages crops, pastures, streams, reservoirs, water wells and more, according to recent data from the National Drought Mitigation Center. Another 1 million people live in “abnormally dry” areas of the state, which include negative ...