ELB Featured Projects


Ara Vickers: Meet the New ELB!

Hello friends, People are more receptive to tackling climate change when they are given actionable, positive climate news, rather than through threats of inaction. If you’re like me, and are entrenched in climate change research, then framing climate change and other environmental disasters in an optimistic context sounds at best challenging and at worst absurd. After all, the earth is on fire and we need to act! Yet, most people respond defensively when they receive negative climate change information. Of course, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t share critical ...

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Time to wine down the Oregon Electric Byway

Being able to access Oregon's public lands is essential to me, and without owning a car, it can be challenging.

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Green Trivia Night

Join the Emerging Leaders of Oregon Environmental Council and test your environmental know-how! WHEN: Thursday, August 2 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM WHERE: Migration Brewing, 2828 NE Glisan St, Portland, OR 97232 Think you know your stuff when it comes to Oregon & the outdoors? What about environmental policies that have shaped our state? Our state bird? The most common insect? How clean is our air compared to other states? Go up against other environmental nonprofits, law firms, businesses, friend groups and families and more at Green Trivia Night hosted by Oregon ...

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Building advocacy with our Emerging Leaders

We set out to plan an event that would remind community members what we’re trying to achieve...

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“Clean water = humanity”

Bringing people together to dance, celebrate Oregon, and start a conversation about clean water

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Get Dirty for Clean Water, Nov. 4

Oregon Environmental Council's Emerging Leaders Board invites you to “Get Dirty for Clean Water” Saturday, Nov. 4th. Tickets available: getdirtyforcleanwater.com

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ELB Insta-Takeover #protectwhatyoulove

Follow along starting this Saturday, via the Oregon Environmental Council Instagram channel to hear about our Emerging Leaders Board's personal connection to Oregon. #protectwhatyoulove #itsyouroregon #OECelb

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Help Oregon’s climate, 1-pint at a time!

Make plans to enjoy Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board for a delicious Bike Crush Saison at Baerlic Brewing during Portland's Beer Week!

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Three Emerging Leaders Remember Outdoor School

Who sits on OEC’s Emerging Leaders Board? Young professionals with a drive to protect the Oregon way of life. And since the late 1950s, Outdoor School has been part of that lifestyle. It used to be that every sixth grader in the state of Oregon spent a week at Outdoor School learning about natural sciences in the best place possible: nature. “Oregon's economy and employment are based on its bountiful natural resources: timber, recreational opportunities, agricultural products, water, wildlife, and minerals. The extent to which Oregon's youngsters learn to underst...

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Recap: Messages from Oregon’s Environmental Justice and Equity Leaders

By Rob Nathan, Director of Digital Engagement, NW Earth Institute,     CoChair for Environmental Professionals of Color PDX, and a member of OEC's Emerging Leaders Board   On November 5th, environmental leaders from across Oregon gathered at the new APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) community space in SE Portland to attend OEC’s second installment of a three-part series on environmental justice (EJ). Andrea Durbin, OEC Executive Director, opened the evening with a message on why it is so important for organizations like OEC to listen and ...

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