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Everyday solutions, news, and musings from every corner of the Beaver state.

A Captive Audience

Posted by Colin Price at Apr 14, 2014 01:35 PM |

Says Colin Price: Last week I went to prison. Fortunately, I was at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem by choice.

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Spring cleaning surprises

Posted by Jen Coleman at Apr 06, 2014 02:30 PM |

If you already use green cleaners, what more can you do for healthy spring cleaning? See a few unusual tips.

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Protecting our greatest drinking water source: groundwater

Posted by Tiffany Austin at Mar 27, 2014 10:35 AM |

70% of Oregonians get their drinking water from groundwater. Find out what it is, why it matters, and how you can protect it.

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2014 Legislative Wrap Up

Posted by Angela Crowley Koch at Mar 18, 2014 09:41 AM |

Another legislative season come and gone: how did the environment do? OEC's legislative director offers a summary.

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Celebrate rain, prepare for drought

Posted by Jen Coleman at Mar 07, 2014 11:30 AM |

Three cheers for rain and snow relieving a dry winter! Dry times are a part of our climate future; see tips for living green in dry times.

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Emerging Leaders Board: Celebrating Four Years

Posted by Graeme Byrd at Mar 03, 2014 10:00 AM |

Graeme Byrd recalls his two terms on OEC's Emerging Leaders Board.

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Living Green: Making Better Choices Possible

Posted by Jen Coleman at Feb 13, 2014 04:55 PM |
Filed under: slot4

How do you choose what's best for you and for Oregon? From fuel to homes to toys, OEC works to make good choices possible.

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Portland People Pushing Pedals

Posted by Colin Price at Feb 13, 2014 02:55 PM |

What's the latest on biking in PDX?

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6th Annual Northwest Environmental Health Conference

Posted by Tyler Guthrie at Feb 11, 2014 01:45 PM |
Filed under: Healthier Lives

This conference will host leading scientists, researchers, and health professionals to continue our robust dialogue on the interrelationship between the environment and health and healthcare practices.

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Toxics hearing highlights

Posted by Angela Crowley Koch at Feb 06, 2014 12:00 AM |

On one side: toy and chemical industries. On the other: Oregon's doctors, scientists, and parents. See what they said about a bill to address toxics in children's products in 2014.

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We knew the demand was there

Posted by Chris Hagerbaumer at Feb 01, 2014 12:00 AM |

Once made eligible for funding, requests came in from across the state to build bicycle and pedestrian trails.

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Oceans at risk

Posted by Jen Coleman at Jan 21, 2014 12:37 PM |
Filed under: Global Warming

West Coast ocean waters are more acidic than other places; so when acid levels increase, our oysters feel it first.

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Water quality in Oregon

Posted by Jason Menke at Jan 14, 2014 09:50 AM |

OEC’s executive director Andrea Durbin on Comcast Newsmakers explaining why every major river in Oregon is polluted and doesn’t meet the standards set in the Clean Water Act.

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Predictions for a cleaner future

Happy New Year! With 2014 upon us, we’re taking a look at what’s old and on its way out and what’s new in healthier and more efficient living.

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Buildings that take your breath away

Posted by Colin Price at Dec 27, 2013 03:10 PM |
Filed under: Healthier Lives

Do buildings affect our rate of asthma? A new report dives into the details.

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Hassle-free loans for energy-efficient upgrades?

Posted by Tyler Guthrie at Dec 13, 2013 11:55 AM |

How on-bill financing can make energy-efficient home upgrades easy.

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Living Green: Oregon-friendly habits for 2014

Posted by Jen Coleman at Dec 06, 2013 10:10 AM |
Filed under: Living Green

Turn the power of habits into a force for good by giving them a healthy spin.

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Keeping toxics out of your holiday shopping

Posted by Jennifer Coleman at Nov 27, 2013 12:55 PM |

While toxics are in everyday products, you can take steps to avoid some of the worst.

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Is that my oil?

Posted by Jen Coleman at Nov 26, 2013 11:35 AM |

AutoMedic, the only mechanic in Portland that will come to you, also sends every drop of used oil to be re-refined and then used again.

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Oregon's fall ritual

Posted by Teresa Huntsinger at Nov 18, 2013 02:20 PM |
Filed under: Clean Rivers

OEC' Clean and Plentiful Water program director describes her yearly trip to Eagle Creek to see salmon spawning.

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