Bringing people together to dance, celebrate Oregon, and start a conversation about clean water
By Rob Nathan, Director of Digital Engagement, NW Earth Institute, CoChair for Environmental Professionals of Color PDX, and a member of OEC's Emerging Leaders Board
On November 5th, environmental leaders from across Oregon gathered at the new APANO (Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon) community space in SE Portland to attend OEC’s second installment of a three-part series on environmental justice (EJ). Andrea Durbin, OEC Executive Director, opened the evening with a message on why it is so important for organizations like OEC to listen and learn from environmental justice groups: to bring equity to a shared environmental ...
What happens when a piece of coal and a wind farmer play tug-of-war?
At the feet of the Capitol’s tall granite walls, solar panels and wind turbines challenged Big Coal to a game of tug-o-war. One hundred and eighty clean energy advocates stood on the Capitol’s steps, wearing green and yellow t-shirts or dressed as wind turbine operators. The sun was shining, chants rang in the air and, in the end, clean energy won the battle—sending Big Coal to its dusty grave!
This good-natured scene followed an inspiring address from Treasurer Ted Wheeler on Oregon’s sustainable investments at this week’s Lobby Day for the Environment: The Clean ...
Get Dirty for Clean Air with the Slants, Dirty Revival and Oregon Environmental Council's Emerging Leaders Board. Happy Hour Auction with DJs II Trill and Ill Camino from 4-6 PM (no ticket required) and show from 6-8 PM. You can purchase tickets for the show at https://getdirtyforcleanair.splashthat.com/
This show is 21+
Proceeds support OEC's work to hold polluters accountable for global warming pollution.