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Kids in Portland got a fun, hands-on lesson in reducing plastic waste. On Aug. 11, Environment Oregon partnered with the Portland Children's Museum for "Plastic, Pollution and Protecting the Pacific,"...

On Sept. 10, California took a big step toward the bright side of history.

Hundreds of thousands of Americans just sent a resounding message in support of one of our nation's most effective conservation laws.

They're used in products from non-stick pans to water-resistant clothing—and now these toxic chemicals are showing up in our drinking water.

With the country's Clean Cars standards at stake, Americans turned out to stand up for cleaner air and a more stable climate.

National wildlife refuges should be safe havens for wildlife—including wild bees.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

This week, the Oregon Legislature’s Joint Committee on Carbon Reduction gave climate deniers a platform to deny basic science. 

We’re losing species at alarming rates and we’re not sufficiently protecting their habitats. Yet despit this, Trump administration has proposed new rules to weaken the Endangered Species Act, the U.S. law aimed at preventing extinction and helping species recover.

As the fight to protect our oceans and wildlife from plastic pollution gains steam and bans on polystyrene and other unnecessary sources of plastic pollution become more widespread, it’s inspiring and refreshing to see so many young people take the lead on protecting our planet.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

This summer, Environment Oregon has been talking to people across the greater Portland area about our “Charge Ahead, TriMet” campaign, calling on TriMet to accelerate the integration of electric buses into our transit fleets as a key strategy to achieve reductions in pollution from the transportation sector to protect public health and tackle climate change. We are excited to report that our "Bus Line Business Coalition for Electric Buses" just hit 100 businesses.