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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute the environment and harm wildlife for hundreds of years. It’s time to move beyond single-use plastic by getting rid of the most harmful waste, and stopping the use of things we truly don’t need. Here are five bills that the Oregon legislature should consider in 2021 to move beyond plastics.

Drilling in the Arctic was always a bad idea, and it is only getting worse. Though the first lease sale of land in the Arctic National Wildlife refuge was a complete failure, we need to prevent any future sales and make sure the entire refuge is fully protected from any future development.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

We can all agree that 2020 has been a tough year, but despite all of its challenges, our work to stand up for the environment hasn't stopped. We wanted to share with you some highlights from this past year and thank everyone who made them possible.

All Americans should care about the wildlife on the coast plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, even if we never visit.

In a world overrun by plastic pollution, Thanksgiving shouldn’t come with a side of plastic. That's why we're calling on Whole Foods to take action.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

This blog explores the climate impacts of plastic production and dealing with plastic waste, and the ramifications for the world’s carbon budget if plastic production continues to increase.

Join Environment America in counting down the final days of 2020 with daily activities to celebrate and explore nature.

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Brynn Furey
Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Associate

Energy saving tips that are written in the stars

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Why, exactly, are plastics so bad for our environment and for the earth’s wildlife? Let's explore how plastics actually end up in the environment, where they ultimately end up, and what the impacts are on the earth’s wildlife and ecosystems. 

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Brynn Furey
Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Associate

Stealing your energy and the TPIN costume contest trophy