17 results for tag: emerging leaders board


Ara Vickers: Meet the New ELB!

Hello friends, People are more receptive to tackling climate change when they are given actionable, positive climate news, rather than through threats of inaction. If you’re like me, and are entrenched in climate change research, then framing climate change and other environmental disasters in an optimistic context sounds at best challenging and at worst absurd. After all, the earth is on fire and we need to act! Yet, most people respond defensively when they receive negative climate change information. Of course, this doesn’t mean we shouldn’t share critical climate change information or be complicit climate optimists. Rather, it highlights ...

Insights & reflections from our summer intern, Juliáe Riva!

This summer, I was thrilled to be hosted by Oregon Environmental Council through the Emerging Leaders Internship program. I was especially excited because I’d be using my time in the internship to conduct research to help OEC assess its own efforts to support other young or new professionals through its Emerging Leaders Board (ELB). My work included external research, in-depth interviews with staff and former ELB members, and a survey with former ELB members. The culmination of this project resulted in a detailed report, which includes all the data, analysis, and a set of recommendations with regard to reinstating the ELB.  First and foremost, ...

Time to wine down the Oregon Electric Byway

Being able to access Oregon's public lands is essential to me, and without owning a car, it can be challenging.

Tomorrow’s energy is already here

Back in the 1960s, there were 10 nuclear power plants planned in Oregon. Only two were built. So: where did Oregon find the energy it needed for a growing population? Efficiency! Oregon has become one of the most energy-efficient states the nation. But here’s the remarkable thing: there’s even more energy potential to be found in our buildings and homes. Enhabit, a Portland-area energy efficiency nonprofit, estimates that finding the highest efficiency in ten homes will save enough power to serve another three houses. And efficiency is still the cheapest way to cut global warming pollution. If you’re curious how much of Oregon’s ...

Welcome to our new Emerging Leaders!

New ideas and energy can be catalysts for creating innovative change. Each year Oregon Environmental Council welcomes a diverse cohort of Emerging Leaders to be part of our work to bring people together to protect the water, air and land we all share and love here in Oregon. These extraordinary individuals bring their energy, expertise and insight into defining our work and strengthening our capacity. We’ve been doing this for more than seven years now, and the results of bringing young adults together is rippling out into our community. (Read this story from the Brainerd Foundation.) Today, more than 50 leaders are part of our Emerging ...

Now accepting applications for our Emerging Leaders Board!

Oregon Environmental Council is seeking the right candidates to join our Emerging Leaders Board for the Portland Metro Area. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of one of Oregon’s leading environmental nonprofits. As a member of the OEC Emerging Leaders Board you will be able to promote and support the mission of OEC to advance innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. THE OEC EMERGING LEADERS BOARD IS LOOKING FOR A DIVERSE CROSS-SECTION OF OREGON’S BRIGHTEST YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AGES 20-40 TO: Engage and expand OEC’s base of 20-40 year old members through ...

“Clean water = humanity”

Bringing people together to dance, celebrate Oregon, and start a conversation about clean water

ELB Insta-Takeover #protectwhatyoulove

Follow along starting this Saturday, via the Oregon Environmental Council Instagram channel to hear about our Emerging Leaders Board's personal connection to Oregon. #protectwhatyoulove #itsyouroregon #OECelb

2016 Portland Thorns Game

The Thorns are battling the Western New York Flash, and OEC's Emerging Leaders Board (ELB) will be there to cheer the home team on! Can you join us? This is a chance to have some fun, interact with our amazing ELB, and help promote the work of Oregon Environmental Council. Let's go Thorns! #RCTID

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE EMERGING LEADERS BOARD!

Oregon Environmental Council is seeking the right candidates to join our Emerging Leaders Board for the Portland Metro Area. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of one of Oregon’s leading environmental non-profits. As a member of the OEC Emerging Leaders Board you will be able to promote and support the mission of OEC to advance innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations. THE OEC EMERGING LEADERS BOARD IS LOOKING FOR A DIVERSE CROSS-SECTION OF OREGON’S BRIGHTEST MEN AND WOMEN AGES 20-40 TO: Engage and expand OEC’s base of 20-40 year old members through marketing, ...