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Climate Change is Impacting Youth Mental Health

Do you find yourself or the youth in your life feeling anxious or depressed over the idea of climate change? A new study shows this is a problem sweeping Oregon and beyond. The Oregon Health Authority just released a report, Climate Change and Youth Mental Health in Oregon, documenting the impacts of climate change on the mental health of youth (ages 15-25). This study was completed under the direction of Governor Brown’s Executive Order 20-04, also known as the Oregon Climate Action Plan. The study, one of the largest in the nation to date, documents a growing youth mental health crisis in Oregon. Climate stressors, including climate anxiety, ...

OEC’s Youngest Member – Welcome!

One of OEC’s newest members, Greyson, will be 30 in 2040, when Oregon transitions to 100% renewable electricity, fuels produced in-state will be more eco-friendly than ever, and climate pollution from oil and fossil-fuel gas utilities will be cut almost 90%! Greyson, now 12 years old, knows that these types of changes are needed for him to have a future where, “when I have kids [they] have an environment that's green and healthy.”  Greyson’s parents gave him and his brother an opportunity to donate to an organization of their choice. After researching various philanthropic options, Greyson decided to give to the Oregon Environmental ...

Youth activism continues to inspire, push for bold climate action

Youth from around the globe came together for an intense week of climate action this September. They organized gatherings, rallies, marches, speeches, direct actions, and events to bring awareness to the current climate crisis and push decision-makers to take meaningful action on climate.