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It's Your Oregon: Paul Dewey It's Your Oregon: Paul Dewey
How did Paul Dewey, a lawyer trained on the East coast and raised in Southwest Kansas, become an early legal champion in Oregon’s environmental movement? It all began in the 1980’s on a horse ranch near Sisters.
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The Pesticide Stewardship Partnership Program: One Year Later

Just over a year ago, Oregon established a Pesticide Stewardship Partnership (PSP) Program that helps to ensure Oregon’s water quality through pesticide monitoring, training and tools for farmers to help reduce the amount of pesticide running off into our streams and rivers, and community collection events for safe disposal of pesticides.

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OEC Supports Ballot Measure 92: Vote Yes to Protect our Environment

Ballot Measure 92 is a proposal to label the foods in our grocery stores that are produced with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Oregon Environmental Council supports this measure because we believe that Oregonians have valid concerns about GMOs and their impact on our environment and we have the right to choose GMO-free products when we are deciding what to eat and what we will feed our families.

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End of the killer couch?

Now that we know flame retardant chemicals do more health harm than good, will we end the use of these toxics?

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Impact Investing and the OEC Endowment Fund

For over 45 years, Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) has been leading the charge for impactful, lasting solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges. Now OEC’s endowment investment portfolio will reflect OEC’s commitment to finding innovative and enduring environmental solutions.

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OEC Voted #1 Nonprofit Again!

OEC Voted #1 Nonprofit Again!

Oregon Environmental Council is thrilled to again be named the #1 nonprofit to work for in Oregon in the “small nonprofits” category of Oregon Business magazine’s annual survey.

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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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