2 results for tag: innovation


From Paris, France to Prineville, OR: Collaboration Matters

This weekend, nearly all the nations in the world agreed to actions to avoid the most dangerous impacts of climate change. We in Oregon believe we should do our fair share to reduce emissions.That's why we've had an historic agreement to work with neighboring states to amp up our clean energy economy, create a clean fuels corridor, and limit and price climate pollution. We want Oregon to be the early bird that catches the worm--acting quickly helps us set the curve and reap enormous benefits--cleaner air, more economic opportunities for Oregon workers and businesses, and a stable climate for our natural resource-based state.We've worked with ...

Oregon Procurement Guidelines: Safer products, innovative materials

By Roger McFadden and Colin Price (photo of OEC interns by Simon Tam)Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the public agency that is responsible for purchasing goods and services on behalf of the entire state government, recently announced improvements to the way they make procurement decisions – in other words, the way they decide what to buy. We believe these changes represent important steps forward that will reduce risk to people and the environment, save taxpayers money, and create new business opportunities for innovators and entrepreneurs.Specifically, DAS is adopting guidelines to help agencies buy and use products that are ...