39 results for tag: clean water


Introducing: Oregon Water Futures Project

A new partnership to elevate community voices in water policy and define water justice with Oregonians on the frontlines of our water challenges.

Emerging toxics: PFAS in groundwater

“Forever chemicals” and where they’re being found in Oregon.

Video Debut: Changing Currents, A Tribal Vision for Water

The latest from ATNI’s tribal water initiative features tribal youth and leaders sharing their vision for the future of our waters

Keeping Water Within Reach

State action is needed to make sure Oregonians have access to running water for hygiene and health during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

7 Films for World Water Day

Here are our staff movie picks to broaden and energize your #MyWaterWhy this World Water Day.

More than a decade of work will not be silenced.

2019 has been a tumultuous year for Oregonians and our environment. As we look to the future, we remain more committed than ever to the idea that people coming together with passion and perseverance can positively alter the course of the future. There is much work yet to do: In the last legislative session, the Oregon legislature failed to vote on the Clean Energy Jobs bill. It was a disappointing outcome after an inspiring show of support for the bill over many years. More than a decade of work will not be silenced. The crucial work of Oregon Environmental Council has always been—and will always be—fueled by the broad support of our members ...

Water. Culture. Tradition. Protection.

Indigenous relationships to water go deeper than a resource. A new project aims to bring Native voices to the forefront of state water conversations.

Let’s talk about microplastics

Your closet and dresser drawers are full of plastic - and not the kind from packaging, straws and shopping bags. Some of our favorite fabrics, whether it’s techy workout gear or your fleece winter pullover, can release upwards of 730,000 synthetic particles per wash. When these synthetic fibers end up in our waterways they become a form of microplastic pollution. Microplastics are exactly what they sound like: tiny pieces of plastic that result from the inevitable breakdown of the plastic products around us. As they get smaller and smaller, microplastics become harder to catch, clean up or keep out of our rivers, oceans and marine food webs. ...

Why do we stand up for water?

On World Water Day, people across Oregon spoke up for our shared water future. Now where do we go from here?

What’s Your Water Why?

For World Water Day, join OEC in standing up for Oregon's water resources. Check out what our staff are saying...