It's Your Oregon.
At OEC, we find common ground by bringing diverse interest groups together, building common understanding, and developing creative strategies that help everyone be part of the solution to Oregon’s environmental challenges.
We believe this common ground is crucial because our state faces a host of serious challenges. Every major river in Oregon is violating Clean Water Act standards. Environmentally attributable disease costs our state more than $1.5 billion a year. Our region is warming. The population of the Portland metro-area is expected to double in size over the next 50 years - further complicating the state's transportation, land use, carbon footprint, and energy picture.
But there's a solution out there. And with your help, we're going to find it.
- It's Your Oregon: Ursula K. Le Guin
- In "Coast Range Highway, November" Author Ursula K Le Guin shares with readers a lyric glimpse of the Oregon we work to safeguard.
- Fifty Ways to Love Your River
- Tips on how to protect Oregon's Rivers for recreation, healthy wildlife and drinkable water.
- Working on Common Ground
- In 2002 the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) published a report of interviews with agriculturalists in Oregon about their environmental concerns. In August 2008, OEC published a companion report, Working on Common Ground.
- OEC Publications
- Oregon Environmental Council resources available for download
- Tips on Writing a Letter to the Editor
- Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to share your vision for a healthier environment and to educate readers about the importance of environmental issues. You can congratulate someone for doing the right thing or point out the flaws in an ill-conceived public policy. A well-written, timely letter can help shift public opinion and influence policy.
- Green Jobs
- When OEC works to promote a sustainable economy in Oregon, creating green jobs is a natural extension of this work.
- Healthier Lives
- See how OEC is working to ensure that Oregonians live, learn & play in toxic-free environments.
- About us
- Sustainable Food & Farms
- Can an environmental group be pro farm and pro environment? At the Oregon Environmental Council the answer is yes.
- Oregon Environmental Council's Pollution in People Report
- In 2007, ten Oregon women and men volunteered to have their bodies tested in a study of chemical pollution in Oregonians. Unfortunately, one thing they probably share with all Oregonians is the unwelcome presence of toxic chemicals in their bodies.
- Transportation for Oregon's Future
- Oregon can lay the foundations for a strong, sustainable economy by building a healthy 21st Century transportation system that creates new family-wage jobs while reducing global warming pollution and increasing the livability of our communities.
- Impacts of Global Warming on Oregon
- Learn more about how global warming will impact our health, economy, and agricultural sector and what we can do about it.