I have to admit that, after decades of work as an environmental advocate, I still find it slightly awkward to tell people that my educational training is in fine arts.
But if you think about it for a moment, it makes sense. Environmental solutions, just like poetry, require imagination, vision and passion. I'd bet that, if you take a close look at the staff at our nation's most effective environmental groups, you'd find not only scientists and public policy experts but also artists, musicians and writers. It's certainly true at Oregon Environmental Council.
There's clear evidence that OEC gets results with the way we make change, and it has a ...
Thanks, KGW! The local news is letting Portlanders know that they can now buy upholstered furniture made without toxic flame retardant chemicals.
For decades, furniture-makers who use polyurethane foam padding have had little choice but to soak it in toxic flame retardant chemicals. Now, the law has changed—and it’s easier both to make and to identify furniture that is free of these chemicals linked to memory, learning, IQ, hormonal system and fertility problems.
And thanks to a strong united voice from consumers and MindTheStore.org you’ll find a tag like the one pictured here in far more furniture stores, including Macy’s.