About Environment Oregon
Environment Oregon is your state environmental group — protecting the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment. What’s our key to winning? People like you. Stand up for clean air, clean water and the open spaces you care about by making a donation today.
Who we are
Environment Oregon is a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for Oregon’s environment. Environment Oregon draws on 30 years of success in tackling our state's top environmental problems.
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What we do
Whether it’s exploring our rocky coast, hiking around Crater Lake, or enjoying a special place closer to home, Oregon’s natural wonders enrich our lives in countless ways. Yet the places we love and the values we share are too often threatened.
We research the issues and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our reports, news conferences and interviews with reporters, we help the media cover environmental issues in ways that make sense. Our canvassers meet citizens where they are — starting conversations in public places or going to door-to-door — explaining our mission while raising awareness and funds for environmental protection.
When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from the oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We speak up for our environment, making our case to public officials and helping you make your voice heard when it matters most. From environmentalists to outdoor enthusiasts, clergy to scientists, families to business owners, we all have a stake in a cleaner, healthier future.
- Keeping plastic out of the Pacific. Single-use plastic bags that pollute the Pacific and harm ocean wildlife have now been banned in Portland, Eugene and Corvallis, thanks in part to the continued efforts of our staff and members. Building momentum toward a statewide ban, we’re now working with more elected officials and community members to take immediate action to ban the bag on the local level.
- Protecting Oregon's forests. Oregon has the best forests in the country. With your support, we helped protect 125,000 acres on Mount Hood, and led a campaign to prevent clear-cuts around Crater Lake. Now, we’re working to stop the timber industry from aggressively logging more than a million acres of old-growth forests, wildlife habitat and more.
- Repowering Oregon with the sun. When it comes to the environment, Oregon is a leader, not a follower. That’s why we should depend less on dirty, dangerous fuels like coal and oil. To help lead the way to a cleaner, greener future, we’re working to reach 250,000 solar roofs in Oregon by 2025.