Climate Protection News

  • November 12, 2019

    Climate-Friendly Communities Don’t Magically Appear

    Oregon Environmental Council and 1000 Friends of Oregon have a long history of partnership, especially working together to advance compact community design with a myriad of reliable alternatives to driving. When people live close to their ...more
  • October 24, 2019

    Tell McDonald’s: Time to Take off the Toxic Gloves

    With great market power comes great responsibility for customers' health. This summer Oregon Environmental Council helped gather samples for a research report that finds that some vinyl, or PVC, food service gloves contain toxic ...more
  • October 15, 2019

    Dying Green: Have You Considered A Natural Burial?

    Planning ahead for your own funeral can be daunting. It is not exactly a subject many people want to talk about. A traditional American funeral consists of an embalming process, a coffin, flowers, etc. Even more resources go into the ...more
  • October 5, 2019

    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. To...more
  • October 2, 2019

    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.more
  • September 30, 2019

    OEC Supports Nature For All

    Oregon Environmental Council is proud to endorse the Nature For All ballot measure, put forward by Oregon Metro.  OEC strongly supports maintaining this bond funding to support the critical local investments in our clean water, ...more
  • September 19, 2019

    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.more
  • September 18, 2019

    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. more
  • September 3, 2019

    We're looking for a Climate Program Director!

    Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) seeks a skilled and motivated Climate Program Director to help enact and implement climate policies and programs in Oregon that significantly and equitably reduce climate pollution, thereby helping Oregon ...more
  • August 26, 2019

    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 ...more
  • August 19, 2019

    Do everything

    For any person or organization to try to “do something” about the climate crisis, the problem can feel overwhelmingly huge and complex. Everything we do tugs on something else, and the struggle to find the “right way” to make a ...more
  • August 12, 2019

    Climate Disruption

    Like many of you, I am still reeling from the end of the 2019 legislative session when eleven senators walked out (for a second time) on the democratic process. We were hours away from passing the Clean Energy Jobs bill—a remarkable ...more
  • July 29, 2019

    Youth activism brings the heat to climate policy

    Oregon Environmental Council staff stood in awe this year as our own state’s youth organized thousands to rally at City Hall or schools in Portland, on Main Street at Heppner City, outside a federal courthouse in Eugene, at the steps of the Capitol in Salem as well as Bend, Corvallis, Albany and more.more
  • July 1, 2019

    For Us, Climate Action Never Dies

    Oregon Environmental Council remains more determined than ever to work on behalf of children and families from all communities in Oregon who face an uncertain climate future.more
  • June 18, 2019

    Oregon House of Representatives’ adoption of HB 2020 sends legislation to Senate

    OEC applauds the continued progress to climate history SALEM -- Oregon’s House of Representatives continued historic climate action Monday by approving HB 2020 under the eyes of thousands of grateful supporters and other states looking ...more


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