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It's Your Oregon: Chuck Johnson It's Your Oregon: Chuck Johnson
Chuck recalls 30 years ago when OEC was headquartered in a house on Water street, activism happened without copy machines or email, and fighting poorly planned nuclear plants became, he says, the "most miraculous thing I did in my political career."
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Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon – clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and sustainable food and farms. Founded in 1968, OEC champions innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon's environmental challenges.

The Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations.

Founded in 1968, Oregon Environmental Council is a nonprofit, non-partisan, membership-based organization. We protect the health of every Oregonian and the place we call home by working for clean air and water, a healthy climate, an unpolluted landscape and sustainable food and farms.

We work to create innovative change on three levels:

  • We work with individuals to live green
  • We work with businesses, farmers and health providers to thrive with sustainable practices
  • We work with elected officials to create practical policy

Our vision for Oregon includes solving global warming, protecting kids from toxics, clean and plentiful water for all Oregonians, building sustainable economies, and supporting sustainable food and farms.

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OEC named #1 green company to work for in Oregon

OEC is honored to be regularly named one of the best organizations to work for in Oregon. Recently, Oregon Business named us the "best green company to work for" in 2012 and the "best nonprofit to work for" in both 2012 and 2013.

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