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2024 Legislative Wrap-Up: 5 Key Environmental Wins

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The doors are now closed on this year’s “short,” 35-day legislative session in Oregon. Traditionally, the short session is used to re-balance the budget, tweak existing statutes and wrap-up unfinished business from the long session. However, in recent years the legislature has shifted to taking up one or two major issues, as well. This presents a huge opportunity for advocacy groups like OEC where there are no off years for climate and environmental justice. This session, the Governor and lawmakers made it clear that their primary focus was housing (see SB 1537) ...

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POSITION FILLED: Director of Programs

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Join OEC as Director of Programs, a dynamic leader who fosters team purpose, launches initiatives, builds coalitions, and advances environmental progress. Your strategic vision, communication skills, and commitment to organizational development will drive the mission-driven success of our organization.

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POSITION FILLED – NO LONGER ACCEPTING APPLICANTS – Interim Digital Communications and Marketing Coordinator

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We are excited to announce that we're hiring for an Interim Digital Communications and Marketing Coordinator at OEC. We're looking for someone who's tech-savvy, skilled in digital trends, project management, and various digital marketing areas. If you are a creative and collaborative communicator with expertise in copywriting, web development, SEO, and graphic design, we want to hear from you!

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2021-2022 Impact Report

See OEC's impact in 2021 and 2022. Click here to download.

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Investing in a Better Transportation Future

Oregon is receiving more than a billion dollars from the federal government through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This money will be allocated to projects around the state by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), under the direction of the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC). The OTC is currently considering key decisions about spending this money, with final decisions due in March.  Oregon Environmental Council, as a core member of the Clean and Just Transportation Network, is calling on the OTC to spend the money on projects that make it ...

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A Climate Conversation with Congresswoman Bonamici

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Congresswoman Bonamici left OEC members feeling optimistic after learning about how federal initiatives can support climate progress here at home and how smart infrastructure investments can set us up for a clean, thriving economy in the years to come.

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In Solidarity

We cannot move toward a healthy and safe environment without first ensuring that our country is healthy and safe for all people. #StopAsianHate

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Statement on Protecting Oregon’s Democratic Process

OEC's Executive Director calls for accountability and ensured safety to protect the rights of Oregonians as the 2021 Oregon Legislative Session begins

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Americans may be exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution in their homes

In just 20 minutes of cooking, Carbon dioxide (CO2) levels can surpass 1000 ppm and be in the red zone. As we shut our windows and insulate our homes for the fall and winter, OEC has some tips for you to save your air-quality during the colder months. As we have previously written, tens of millions of Americans are exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution in their home due to gas stoves and gas appliances, and these appliances contribute to global warming. We at OEC did some research of our own. Our Environmental Health Program Director, Jamie Pang, installed an ...

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Let’s wipe out a costly foible in the bathroom

Disposable wipes can seriously jam up your sewage system, and not only is the repair costly, but what greets as the plumbers pull out the mess, is just yuck.

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