Happy Independence Day! Here are OEC's July 4th tips for celebrating freedom with all that's free in Oregon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Outreach Director Jen Coleman was on Portland's local news this week talking about sunscreen. See more!
Read our tips for healthy gardening with clean, healthy soil and no contaminants.
Sara K of OEC's Emerging Leaders Board describes the environmental movement's responsibility to address equity.
Actions take place across the country as consumer challenge to retailers escalates.
Says Colin Price: Last week I went to prison. Fortunately, I was at the Oregon State Penitentiary in Salem by choice.
If you already use green cleaners, what more can you do for healthy spring cleaning? See a few unusual tips.
70% of Oregonians get their drinking water from groundwater. Find out what it is, why it matters, and how you can protect it.
Another legislative season come and gone: how did the environment do? OEC's legislative director offers a summary.
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.
Graeme Byrd recalls his two terms on OEC's Emerging Leaders Board.
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.
What's the latest on biking in PDX?