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What’s good for the environment is also good for business

Two former board members of Oregon Environmental Council, Tom Kelly and Bill Edmonds, share their views on why strong collaboration with business is what makes smart solutions for Oregon’s environment. Read the full guest column published in the Portland Business Journal – Sep 5,
September 6, 2018, 6:32 pm


Business & the Environment Speaker Series, Nov. 16

As Oregon works to find
November 6, 2017, 12:38 am


Transportation and business forum recap

Oregon faces many transportation challenges: worsening congestion, failing
April 7, 2016, 7:52 pm


400 Oregon Businesses Call for Climate Action

350 is a significant number when it comes to climate. In the words of Dr. James Hansen, one of the most respected climatologists in the world,  “CO2 will need to be reduced from [current levels] to at most 350 ppm to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed.” The current level at which we’re pumping CO2 into the atmosphere is not feasible if we are to sustain a healthy
July 9, 2015, 7:11 pm


Nurse, mother, & business owner: YES to Toxic Free Kids

For years, OEC has been fighting to get toxics out of children’s products. Oregonians strongly support the state taking action, but our legislators have yet to do so. But together, we can make 2015 the year that the Toxics Free Kids Act (SB 478) becomes law once and for all. Yesterday, Helen Anderson testified that businesses should be held accountable for toxics in consumer products. She was speaking as a nurse, as a mom–but also as an international business woman. Helen
March 3, 2015, 7:27 pm


Registration for the 2015 Business & Environment Forum is Now Open!

Building a More Competitive Economy and the Role of Pricing Carbon Climate change is a formidable threat to our environment – but also a business opportunity and an economic imperative. To remain competitive, businesses and government must plan and adapt. Join us on January 27th as we explore what role pricing carbon could play in stimulating a stronger, cleaner economy and helping to address Oregon’s chronic revenue challenges with our guests: The Honourable
January 12, 2015, 10:45 pm


OEC and The Oregon Business Climate Declaration

From the boardrooms of Oregon’s largest employers to the Main Street of every major city in the state, Oregon businesses are calling for state action on climate change. Under the banner of the Northwest Business for Climate Action Coalition, hundreds of leading Oregon businesses are recognizing a clear and present need for state action to protect our region’s natural assets, its vibrant communities and its growing economy by signing on to the
September 7, 2014, 7:32 pm


Climate Disruption

August 12, 2019, 10:04 pm


Climate disruption youth headline to come

April 16, 2019, 4:28 pm



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