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March 2019

OCN/OLCV Lobby Day

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE
Salem, 97301 United States
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On March 21st, Oregon’s environmental community is going to make a big splash in Salem! Can you join us? Lobby day gives you the chance to meet with your legislators and make a lasting impact on them; it gives you the chance to tell your story, and to urge them to make the environment a priority during the legislative session. At the Oregon Conservation Network (OCN) lobby day, we will advocate for the top environmental priorities facing legislators in Salem…

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April 2019

Art of Loving Oregon: Anthropocene Unveiling

April 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
PSU Campus: Millar Library Bike Garage, 979 SW Harrison Street
Portland, 97201 United States
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We hope you will join us on Friday, April 26 to dedicate “Anthropocene” – a new art project at PSU celebrating Oregon’s 1971 Bike Bill and the spirit of citizen involvement, environmental stewardship and bipartisanship that made it possible. Anthropocene is the latest addition to PSU’s campus art collection and the third installment in OEC’s "Art of Loving Oregon" series of art projects celebrating Oregon's legacy of environmental protection. The project was designed by students in PSU’s School of Architecture…

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May 2019

Aurora Chorus: Look Out!

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aurora sings of the critical state of humanity’s relationship with Earth. We sing to honor our Mother, to grow awareness and to hold on to hope for future generations. Featuring the West Coast premiere of Szymko’s setting of Wendell Berry’s poem “Look Out.” ALSO FEATURING a special collaboration with Humanis chamber choir. Humanis is an accomplished SATB ensemble whose mission is to bring joy and gather community while giving voice to the voiceless. First Congregational UCC, 1126 SW Park Ave,…

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Climate Day of Action

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE
Salem, 97301 United States
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The Climate Day of Action will be a fun day of climate activism in support of the Clean Energy Jobs bill, including guest speakers and strategic meetings with targeted legislators. Date: Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 Time: 10:00am to 3:30pm Place: Oregon State Capitol Building, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301 Please RSVP here.

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June 2019

World Environment Day: An Evening in the Garden

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lan Su Chinese Garden, 239 NW Everett St.
Portland, 97209 United States
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This year’s World Environment Day will be hosted by China, with a theme of "Air Pollution". WED 2019 urges governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world. Join Oregon Environmental Council as we explore these topics with regional experts and enjoy refreshments, socializing and deep breaths of fresh air at Portland’s beautiful Lan Su Chinese Garden. First 50 tickets are free! More…

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Climate Week of Action

June 17 @ 9:00 am - June 21 @ 4:00 pm
Oregon State Capitol, 900 Court St NE
Salem, 97301 United States
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Oregonians are ready to lead on climate, and we are almost there. What's going to make the difference between almost and action? ALL OF US! Date: Monday, June 17th, through Friday, June 21st Morning Shift: 9:00am to 12:30pm Afternoon Shift: 12:30pm to 4:00pm Place: Oregon State Capitol Building, 900 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301. Check-in at: Senate Second Floor Elevator Lobby Area What: The Climate WEEK of Action is our chance as Oregonians to help get the Clean Energy…

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July 2019

Unveiling: Jade District Air Quality Project w/ Daniel Granias

July 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
APANO Community Center, 8188 SE Division St.
Portland, 97266 United States
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Join APANO, Daniel Granias and Oregon Environmental Council for the official unveiling of The Jade District Air Quality Project and its collective tapestry; a piece that was assembled using upcycled grocery bags and medical filter face masks decorated by the participants of the community workshops with signs of protest and calls for action towards better air quality. There will be refreshments, bites, and many chances to chat with the artist and the many contributors of the piece and project. RSVP…

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September 2019

OEC Park(ing) Day 2019

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Photo by Friends of Trees on Flickr. Oregon Environmental Council is celebrating Park(ing) Day on September 20, 2019. Park(ing) Day is a global event that allows us to reclaim our public space and imagine what we could do with them if we weren’t using them to store cars. Roadways used to be spaces for pedestrians, but with the advent of the automobile, our relationship to the “public right-of-way” has changed. On Park(ing) Day, groups and individuals adopt parking spaces around…

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PDX Climate Strike / Climate Strike Festival

September 20 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave #110
Portland, OR 97204 United States
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Global Climate Strike will be holding a rally outside of City Hall at 10.30am to demand an Oregon Green New Deal, and an end to fossil fuels here in Oregon. This is followed by a march through downtown Portland, across the Hawthorne Bridge and over the Eastbank Esplanade. On the Eastbank Esplanade, there will be a Climate Strike Festival near OMSI / the Tilikum Crossing Bridge, with opportunities for folks to become empowered in action for climate justice, 12pm -…

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November 2019

CUB Policy Conference Clean Energy Communities / Reliable Systems

November 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Portland Hilton, 921 SW 6th Ave
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Date: November 8, 2019 When: 8:00am – 5:00pm (Reception to follow) Where: Downtown Portland Hilton (921 SW 6th Ave.) The ninth annual CUB Policy Conference: Clean Energy Communities / Reliable Systems, will take place on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Downtown Portland Hilton (921 SW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97205). This all-day event will explore the potential conflicts between policies to advance clean energy communities and to maintain reliable systems, investigate the definitional differences at play, and ask questions…

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