OEC’s Youngest Member – Welcome!
One of OEC’s newest members, Greyson, will be 30 in 2040, when Oregon transitions to 100% renewable electricity, fuels produced in-state will be more eco-friendly than ever, and climate pollution from oil and fossil-fuel gas utilities will be cut almost 90%!
Greyson, now 12 years old, knows that these types of changes are needed for him to have a future where, “when I have kids [they] have an environment that’s green and healthy.”
Greyson’s parents gave him and his brother an opportunity to donate to an organization of their choice. After researching various philanthropic options, Greyson decided to give to the Oregon Environmental Council. Greyson explained, “I chose OEC because it was a local organization that is helping the environment that I live in everyday. I also chose OEC because in addition to climate, they support clean water, transportation, and legislation.”
As possibly the youngest OEC donor ever, we are deeply grateful for Greyson and his family’s support. His mother Heather explained their reasoning for doing this with their young sons, “Our family has always made it a priority to donate. We’ve educated our kids on the value and impact of philanthropy since they were young. It’s important to us that they know that even if you don’t have much to give, it is enough to make a difference.” We couldn’t agree more.
The work OEC does everyday keeps youth like Greyson and their families at the forefront as we advance the strongest policies and protections possible for our climate, water, health and our planet’s future.
Thank you so much to Greyson and the whole Acevedo family!