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It's Your Oregon: Karen Shoebottom It's Your Oregon: Karen Shoebottom
Michigan native, Karen Shoebottom moved to Portland four years ago. She began volunteering with the Oregon Environmental Council shortly after seeing Al Gore’s documentary, “An Inconvenient Truth: A Global Warning.
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20-minute Living: Building Communities for Big Ideas

What if everything you needed was within 20 minutes of your home? Your office, grocery store, your child's school, even the train station. That is exactly the concept behind 20-minute living—being able to do all the necessary and enjoyable things that make life great within 20 minutes of your home. Twenty minutes by foot, transit or bike is the goal.
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Eco-Healthy Home Challenge

The way you maintain your home can make a big difference to your family’s health. Get our room-by-room checklist to give your home an eco-healthy checkup, and use our guide to learn about changes you can make to improve your home environment.
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Parkinson's Disease and Pollution

Nobody can say for certain why Parkinson's Disease developed in the 22,500 Oregonians currently living with the disease. But we do know that the chronic, progressive neurological disease takes an enormous toll on our state's economy and well-being.

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