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Nice Cubes was Oregon’s first local organic baby-food business, which was launched by McNamara in December 2006. Currently available at 17 natural food stores, including New Seasons, Whole Foods, and People’s Co-op, Nice Cubes looks at, and addresses, the environmental and health impacts of its products from every angle.
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2008 News Releases

Dec. 16, 2008—Oregon Environmental Council Announces Legislative Priorities for Oregon’s 2009 Legislative Session
The Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) today announced its key priorities for Oregon’s 2009 legislative session.
Nov. 25, 2008—Second Annual Consumer Guide to Toxic Chemicals in Toys to be Released for 2008 Holiday Shopping Season
Test results of more than 1,500 toys to be released Wednesday, December 3 in conjunction with Portland-area event
Nov. 10, 2008—Oregon Environmental Council Presents ‘Cutting Carbs’: a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Workshop for Transportation Professionals
Oct. 29, 2008—Local Food Workshop to Connect Central Oregon Producers with Area Chefs, Grocers, and Food Distributors
As food transportation costs increase, the phrase “buying local” takes on new meaning. This upcoming workshop will provide an opportunity for institutional consumers and food businesses to come together with agricultural producers to discuss issues and solutions for establishing more direct food markets in Central Oregon.
Aug. 25, 2008—School Lunches Made Healthy, Safe and Easy by the Oregon Environmental Council
July 24, 2008—Oregon Environmental Council to Celebrate 40th Anniversary at Event in Portland, September 12
July 22, 2008 — Western Climate Initiative Draft Plan for Reducing Global Warming Pollution to be Released Wednesday, July 23
March 27, 2008 – American West Heating Faster Than Rest of World, New Analysis Shows
March 25, 2008 - Oregon Environmental Council’s Eco-Healthy Childcare Program Goes National
March 19, 2008 — 2008 Oregon Environmental Council Business Forum Series to Highlight the Advantages of Sustainability to Oregon Commerce
March 11, 2008 — Oregon Environmental Council to Present ‘New Market Opportunities for Central Oregon Food and Farm Businesses’ Workshop in Bend
Feb. 26, 2008 — Oregon Environmental Council Announces 2008 Healthy Environment Forum Series Lineup
Feb. 7, 2008 — Baby Bottles Leach Toxic Chemical According to New U.S. and Canadian Study
Feb. 6, 2008 — Oregon Environmental Council Publishes First Ever Look at the Annual Costs of Environmental Disease in Oregon
Feb. 4, 2008 — Sustainable Agriculture, Global Warming Bills Take Priority for Oregon Environmental Council During 2008 Supplemental Legislative Session
Jan. 22, 2008 — Oregon Environmental Council Partners with Metro Portland New Car Dealers Association to Promote ‘Leak-Free’ Driving at Portland International Auto Show
July 16, 2008—Oregon Environmental Council’s Dr. Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis to present findings from “Pollution in People” study at City Club of Central Oregon
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