Care about a healthy Oregon? Join us!

It is impossible to separate your health from the health of your environment.  Whether it’s the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, or the products we use in our daily lives, our exposure to toxics and pollution is shaping our future. These exposures are linked to lifelong chronic health issues, and Oregon’s most vulnerable–children, elderly and communities of color–are most at risk. Add an uncertain climate future to the mix–and action is dire. But together we can create positive change. Lawmakers need to hear from you–students, moms, dads, grandparents and caring voters–that you care about these issues and that you are demanding action today, for the health of Oregonians today, tomorrow and fifty years from now. BE HEARD. STAND TOGETHER. JOIN US on April 22 for Lobby Day for Clean Air and Families!

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OEC Partners With Hacienda CDC to Expand Access To Eco-Healthy Home Kit

The average American spends 90% of their time indoors, and this has
December 18, 2020, 6:10 pm
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Eco-healthy living-how to prepare your garden for fall

October 14, 2020, 5:32 pm
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Congrats to Multnomah County! OEC Healthy Purchasing Champion 2016

We’re pleased to announce that Multnomah County is the recipient of OEC’s first annual “Healthy Purchasing Champion” award for 2016. The County has demonstrated excellence and leadership in the pursuit of safer products through public procurement. While a number of local governments completed an impressive scope of work in the arena of purchasing safer products over the last year, Multnomah County rose above in their level of implementation. Oregon Environmental Council works directly
July 15, 2016, 5:13 pm
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Saur Farm in Hood River

Healthy soil for a healthy climate

“We stand, in most places on earth, only six inches from desolation, for that is the thickness of the top soil level upon which the entire life of the planet depends.” When R. Neil Sampson wrote these words in 1981, climate change was barely on the radar screen. Today, we understand that soil health is key to protecting our climate. 2,300 gigatons of carbon are stored in the top three meters of the Earth’s soil. Th
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The Healthy Climate Bill: Just the Facts

The Problem In 2007 the Oregon Legislature enacted ambitious climate pollution reduction goals to protect our clean air, safeguard our shellfish and tourism industries, and reduce Oregon’s contribution to climate change, drought, and severe weather. But Oregon is not on track to meet these goals. To reduce climate pollution to 75% below 1990 levels by 2050, Oregon needs an enforceable, economy-wide climate policy. Only a comprehensive policy that leads to a s
November 17, 2015, 8:04 pm
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Healthy Homes Master Class

If you’re already using green cleaning products, buying recycled and saving energy,  you care about how your home makes a difference for the health of Oregon’s environment. But is your home also a healthy environment for you and your family? Join us to discover the finer points of healthy homes in this workshop presented by Oregon Environmental Council at the Pringle Creek Community on January 26. This class will dive deeper into the concept of an “eco-healthy home,” asking
January 17, 2015, 5:18 pm
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Healthy Soil, Healthy Oregon

Plants need nutrients in order to provide us with the food and fiber we need to survive. And while farmers are cost-conscious, over 50% of the fertilizer applied to major U.S. crops washes out as runoff or leaches into our water supply. The result is wasted money for farmers, contaminated drinking water and increased incidence of toxic algae blooms in our rivers, lakes and streams. Unused nitrogen fertilizer that leaches into groundwater or washes into streams can lead to nitrate pollution
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Road-trips, Representatives and Adventures in Eastern Oregon

Summer is road-trip time, and recently, OEC staff Karen Lewotsky (Water Policy and Rural Partnerships Director) and Morgan Gratz-Weiser (Legislative Director) headed southeast across Oregon to Crane, with stops along the way in Tumalo and Prineville. Why Crane? The gathering in Crane was organized by leading legislators and partner organizations Verde, Willamette
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New report elevates water justice in Oregon

A new report from the Oregon Water Futures Project reveals water challenges facing communities across the state, from water shortages, to living with unsafe water, watching sacred ecosystems disappear, and critical information gaps about clean water during emergencies. The report highlights key findings from community
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