We all have plenty of ‘stuff’ in our lives, but an OEC membership gives more than that. Your donation today helps protect Oregon's environment for generations to come. And it can be done in the name of someone you love.
As an alternative to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the many other shopping-centric holidays that abound, nonprofits have worked together to create #GivingTuesday. You can help support nonprofits that share your values.
Today, we're asking that you give the gift of an OEC membership to someone else.
Think of it as good karma. Consider it an investment into Oregon. Or, enjoy the kind of present that you don't have ...
Oops. In 2015, Oregonians generated slightly more waste and recycled slightly less than in years past, according to DEQ. We created 2,553 pounds of waste per person, or about 7 pounds a day—and we recovered slightly less than half of that for recycling, energy or compost.
That's not good news for our state's goal, also adopted in 2015, to recover 55% of our waste.
But holiday season is a great time to make a real difference. Americans spend $228 billion every year on Christmas gifts and celebrations, and half of the paper we consume each year goes to wrapping and decorating consumer products. By sticking to a tight budget for trash, we ...