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It's Your Oregon: Maradel Gale It's Your Oregon: Maradel Gale
The first President of the Oregon Environmental Council, Gale was also the organization’s first lobbyist in 1968. It is to clear-eyed visionaries like Maradel Gale that Oregonians owe much with regard to our state’s ecological heritage.
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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 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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