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It's scary to think about all the waste created by our Halloween celebrations and its impact on the environment. 

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Metro measure 26-218, also known as "Get Moving 2020," would be one of the largest-ever investments in greater Portland's transportation system, and an important step to putting our region on the path to mitigating transportation's outsized impact on our climate.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

We now know more about how COVID-19 spreads, and it's time for Oregon to recommit to the bag ban.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

In celebration of Climate Week, we are encouraging everyone to take five climate actions in five days to help us build visibility for the issue and urge decision-makers to act on climate. 

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by these devastating wildfires across our state. We pulled together some resources we have found helpful in ensuring that we all stay as informed and safe as possible.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

The devastating wildfires across our state have been stark reminders of what the future holds with our changing climate. Now is the time to take action. 

The Trump administration announced Monday that it will begin oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We've been working for decades to protect this 19 million acre wilderness, and we're not giving up now.

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Alex Ferraro
Content Creator

John Muir was among the early advocates for preserving the Tongass National Forest. Teddy Roosevelt declared it a national forest — America's largest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion is owed to the fact that some places stir the imagination and therefore, the soul. People also understand intuitively that the campaign to save the Tongass is about something larger than even that vast forest: It’s about what we value as a society.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

This fall will look a little different than our typical internship, with all work being done remotely and adhering to strict social distancing guidelines. But one thing remains the same: interns will still have an opportunity to make a big difference on our campaigns.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon