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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 and stable climate. And right now the ratio of carbon dioxide molecules to all other molecules in the atmosphere is 403 ppm, well above Dr. Hansen's benchmark of 350 ppm.What does this mean exactly? It signifies we're releasing too much carbon—m...

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 Oregon Business Climate Declaration.Oregon Environmental Council played a critical role in motivating these businesses to speak out and support action: Last fall, OEC’s Executive Director Andrea ...