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Oregon scientists say we can expect to see more days warmer than 90 degrees, more large wildfires, and more frequent/severe droughts if the climate continues to change @OCCRI https://t.co/BdGjFMkt4u

Come work with us! Oregon Environmental Council is looking for our next Director of Communications. Apply today: https://t.co/n18RUHh69M

The New Year is a natural time for self-reflection and improvement. Are you thinking of making a "green" New Year's resolution? Need some inspiration? Check out this @NYTimes interactive, and share your own ideas in the comments! https://t.co/AKMEr8qCO9

ICYMI: The Oregon Transportation Commission voted to increase funding for more equitable, climate-smart transportation options in Oregon. More here: https://t.co/4waTyZ68Fs

At OEC, we know we have work to do. We are committed to applying an equity lens to both our internal and external work. We will continue to take on environmental challenges and do it in a way that is collaborative, thoughtful, and evidence-based. https://t.co/BvdX1TB6G6

“Climate change is a public health crisis. It is no longer acceptable or viable for our lawmakers to fail to take immediate action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the burning of fossil fuels,” said Jamie Pang, Environmental Health Director at OEC. https://t.co/Nu4aeIX5aO
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Oregon Environmental Council
"The reality is, no shot in the arm will alleviate air pollution. The solution lies in robust public policy.”
—Prof. Michael Greenstone https://bit.ly/33PkpQV
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Environmental Council
Thanks to your generous support, we met our $25,000 Spring Challenge Match. This $25,000 has been doubled to $50,000 thanks to your contribution in support of healthy air, clean water, and a climate-resilient future. We couldn't do this work without YOU! https://bit.ly/2KG3wNG
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Environmental Council
Portland just adopted the Residential Infill Project, which will allow more density in single-dwelling zoned areas. As Portland redevelops over time, neighborhoods will be more supportive of transit, biking and walking for transportation, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. It will allow more people more equitably the option to make a home in close-in neighborhoods with access to jobs, schools, services, stores, and community gathering places. OEC is proud to have supported this historic zoning reform. Thanks to @PNWelcome @1000oregon and many others! https://bit.ly/2PIYfrg
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Environmental Council
NEW STUDY: Nearly half of the food packaging tested from popular fast-food and health-conscious chains contained levels of fluorine that suggested PFAS treatment.

These toxic chemicals can migrate to the food inside. Once packaging with #PFAS is discarded, these #ForeverChemicals can pollute the environment—and even end up in food crops.

Read the full report, titled Packaged in Pollution, from Toxic-Free Future and the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families #MindTheStore campaign at saferchemicals.org/packaged-in-pollution
Oregon Environmental Council
Oregon Environmental Council
“The waters and the earth, they take care of us, and it’s our responsibility to humble ourselves and take care of them again and again and again.” Wocus Gibbons, age 17, Klamath and Chinook https://bit.ly/2Xw8vaI
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Changing Currents: A Tribal Vision for Water
Changing Currents envisions a tribally-led water movement to ensure the health of our people and preserve our ways of life for many generations to come. Lear...
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Oregon Environmental Council
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Please take a minute to fill out ODOT’s survey about STIP allocations. Let them know we need to see ODOT prioritize climate and equity in its investments. https://bit.ly/2FchfMV

As Oregonians adjust to the reality of Covid-19, our work to protect Oregon’s environment continues. As pressures to rollback protections increase, this work is just as important as ever. We will not stop. Thank you for staying with us during these challenging times.

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