Environment Oregon Latest Blog Posts

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. 

Stealing your energy and the TPIN costume contest trophy

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It's scary to think about all the waste created by our Halloween celebrations and its impact on the environment. Here are some fun craft ideas for a waste-free holiday.

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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.