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I would be in Central Oregon in the wintertime. There would be a light snowfall coming down. And I would love to go out for a walk in the fresh snow. I'd bundle up with my scarf, hat, gloves and warm coat and go out for a long walk and just breathe in the clean air and enjoy the beautiful scenery and snow-capped mountains. I’d then come home and sit in front of a fire and read.
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Renewable energy and energy efficiency have an unexpected ally in Oregon

Renewable energy and energy efficiency have an unexpected ally in Oregon

These days you've probably noticed a lot more solar panels around Oregon. From the roof of the state Capitol building to roofs around your neighborhood, people have been implementing innovative ways to boost their energy efficiency.

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2014 is go-time for climate

Humans have changed the climate, there's no longer any doubt. But can we keep climate impacts from being severe? Only if we act boldly, and start immediately.

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Oregon Procurement Guidelines: Safer products, innovative materials

OEC's Colin Price and Staple's Roger McFadden weigh in on new guidelines

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Sorry about locking the keys in your trunk

Sorry about locking the keys in your trunk

OEC Deputy Director Chris Hagerbaumer’s love letter and goodbye to her noble steed.

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Who? Auto shops, car washes and landscapers reduce pollution by the gallon.

Who? Auto shops, car washes and landscapers reduce pollution by the gallon.

Oregon’s Eco-Logical Business program, called “Ecobiz,” is growing up. With a slick new website and a growing number of certified businesses, Ecobiz is taking off.

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2014 is go-time for climate

Humans have changed the climate, there's no longer any doubt. But can we keep climate impacts from being severe? Only if we act boldly, and start immediately.

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Conservation and clean energy combine at Klondike Wind Farm

Conservation and clean energy combine at Klondike Wind Farm

The Klondike Wind Farm, located near the town of Wasco, in Central Oregon, is owned and operated by Iberdrola Renewables and encompasses four individual wind power projects. Together, these wind farms generate a total of 400 megawatts of wind energy—enough to power more than 115,000 homes.

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Neil Kelly, Liberating OEC From the Darkness

Neil Kelly, Liberating OEC From the Darkness

For over 45 years OEC has done fantastic work in office space that was, to be kind, bland and uninspiring, featuring a too-small meeting room and a dark cube farm...

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Top Ten Green Apps

Top Ten Green Apps

The universe of apps for smartphones and iPhones can be confusing. The number of apps continues to grow, and it can be hard to find a truly useful tool in a world full of flashy nonsense. That’s why we at Oregon Environmental Council decided to wade into the app store and dig out the best from the rest.

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Be a citizen scientist

You're never to old to experiment and learn. See our tips on fun adventures that help advance scientific understanding.

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Oregon Businesses Act on Climate Change, With Your Help ​ - a letter from Andrea Durbin​

Oregon Businesses Act on Climate Change, With Your Help ​ - a letter from Andrea Durbin​

 

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4 for the 4th: Free Oregon fun

Happy Independence Day! Here are OEC's July 4th tips for celebrating freedom with all that's free in Oregon.

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Environmental health advocate turns to popcorn making

Environmental health advocate turns to popcorn making

For fifteen years, Neha Patel played a key role forwarding sustainability efforts in Oregon and beyond. She protected the public from exposure to toxic chemicals in her role with the Oregon Center for Environmental Health, helped sport event organizers incorporate environmental and socially responsible initiatives into events in her role with The Council for Responsible Sport, and promoted product stewardship with Eco Stewardship Strategies.

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20-minute Living: Building Communities for Big Ideas

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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Full Interview With Mike McCloskey

Full Interview With Mike McCloskey

In April, OEC's marketing communications fellow, Peter Auseklis, sat down with Michael McCloskey, author of Conserving Oregon's Environment: Breakthroughs That Made History. Their conversation provided insights into Michael's historical perspective on conservation at both the state and federal level. Michael also shares his views on how young people can most effectively “take up the cause” and be the future agents of environmental awareness and protection.

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President Obama's Plan to Fight Climate Change

Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a clean power plan that will protect all of us from the health hazards of pollution and the long term impacts of climate change, while making it easier to implement real reform here in Oregon.

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Asthma awareness tips

Do you know how pollution—indoors and out—is a part of the asthma problem? Help make Oregon a healthy place to breathe free with these tips.

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Safer Sunblock

Outreach Director Jen Coleman was on Portland's local news this week talking about sunscreen. See more!

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Healthy spring gardening

Read our tips for healthy gardening with clean, healthy soil and no contaminants.

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