Let’s commit to Oregon’s environment
As we reflect on the past year, it is sometimes hard to feel optimistic. So many Oregon Environmental Council members and supporters across the state have echoed the same concerns about the future of our state’s environment and our ability to continue to make progress nationally and globally to safeguard clean air, clean water and a stable climate. You know what we’re up against.
And yet, amid the ongoing threats of funding cuts and environmental policy rollbacks, we want to end this year with hope.
Hope and optimism for the future and what we can achieve together…
…because we’ll end this year in solidarity, re-ignited, and ready to stand united.
…because reflecting on the past year also shows the remarkable progress we’ve made, thanks to your support, from increasing market demand for safer, less-toxic products to investing in cleaner transportation options for communities big and small, in urban and rural communities.
…because this year, individuals have come together in record numbers across communities, cities, the state, and the nation, to stand for our values.
…and because when we stand together, we are powerful.
Today we stand on the brink of a critical turning point. We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change, and we must act now. It is our time to hold strong for the environment. Together we can and we will reduce climate pollution and ensure communities have the resources to transition to a clean energy economy and build communities resilient to climate change.
In February, Oregon will have an unprecedented opportunity to lead the nation on clean energy policy. This is the apex of a decade of work Oregon Environmental Council has led in Oregon. In the 2018 legislative session, we’re focused on passing the Clean Energy Jobs Bill. This program will address some of our most critical challenges by reducing climate pollution, protecting our health, creating jobs in communities across the state, and propelling Oregon into a clean energy future. The time is now. We must invest in a hopeful, cleaner future.
Join Oregon Environmental Council in ringing in the New Year on an optimistic note of hope and resolve.
On behalf of everyone here at Oregon Environmental Council, we wish you, your family, and your community a very happy and healthy New Year.