5 results for tag: membership


More than a decade of work will not be silenced.

2019 has been a tumultuous year for Oregonians and our environment. As we look to the future, we remain more committed than ever to the idea that people coming together with passion and perseverance can positively alter the course of the future. There is much work yet to do: In the last legislative session, the Oregon legislature failed to vote on the Clean Energy Jobs bill. It was a disappointing outcome after an inspiring show of support for the bill over many years. More than a decade of work will not be silenced. The crucial work of Oregon Environmental Council has always been—and will always be—fueled by the broad support of our members ...

High Fives for Giving Tuesday!

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 ...

The Force Awakens at OEC

Today, the 7th installment of the iconic space opera, Star Wars, is being released in theaters worldwide.  The saga continues as a rebel force driven in pursuit of justice takes on a well-resourced and powerful Galactic Empire. The rebels may have won an epic victory against the archaic ruling system, but the struggle continues.  It was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away... But wait—is there a disturbance in the force right here in Oregon? Could the Empire of the oil industry face a real challenge from the noble Jedi Council—er, Oregon Environmental Council?  In 2015, The Council helped ensure that Oregon's clean fuels standard will ...

The Big River

by Aja DeCoteau, OEC board memberMy people, the Yakama, called it N’ch i wana, “the big river.” The Columbia River has been the lifeblood of all the cultures it touches. The salmon that swim its waters have shaped the culture of the newcomers to this region just as they shaped tribal cultures before them. Salmon are the icon of this place.My roots run deep in this region—for thousands of years of my ancestors fished in its waters, gathered in its meadows, hunted its forests. That connection is a big part of who I am today. I feel a responsibility to make sure the tribal land ethic and sense of place are represented in conversations ...

It’s Your Oregon member profile: Joseph Santos-Lyons

This profile is on Rev. Joseph Santos-Lyons, Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and community minister. He talks about why he loves Oregon, the importance of environmental justice, and why climate change needs to be addressed on a state level.