For Earth Day, we asked OEC team members to reflect on their connections to the natural world and their commitment to protecting the environment.
If you've lived in Oregon for the last couple years, you are well aware of the urgent threat climate change poses to our communities, public health, and way of life. We have all seen and experienced first hand the devastating and deadly climate-fueled wildfires and temperature extremes that have ravaged our state in recent seasons.
Two recent reports from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) underscore Oregon’s climate experience, documenting the impacts of climate change and the danger of inaction, and laying out key policy ...
When the pandemic ends, will we go back to business as usual? Take the #MyPlanetMyPledge for a healthier future for all.
What do Earth Day, wood smoke and COVID-19 all have in common? The answer lies in air quality. With most of our nation’s in-person Earth Day festivities cancelled or moved to a digital format, and the state’s at-large shelter-in-place policy, many people may not be thinking that much more needs to be done to protect Oregon’s air quality.
After all, our world’s air has become significantly cleaner, due to a slowdown in economic activity, right? While this may be currently true, the necessity of improving our air quality in the long-term cannot be under-estimate...
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 ...