Michael Jackson. David Bowie. Prince.
Some of the world's greatest pop icons have passed recently - and each time, it can hurt. We don't necessarily grieve because we know them personally, but we grieve because these artists have helped many of us get to know ourselves. And for many of us at OEC, their music served as the soundtrack for our time as we became environmentalists, advocates, and Oregonians.
The most recent passing of Prince particularly hit home. He actively campaigned and supported urban farming, health, and disadvantaged youth - many of the same issues that we care deeply about.
Here are some of the thoughts from staff on ...