Environment Oregon Latest Blog Posts

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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
Creative Associate

One of the issues that most reliably gets people excited and engaged is our campaign to defend our public lands, especially the Tongass National Forest. But why are people from California to Texas to Maine so passionate about a forest in remote southern Alaska? Much of that passion owes 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

For what would become the nation’s most effective conservation and recreation law, it was an awkward beginning. 

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Michaela Morris
Associate, Protect Our Oceans, Environment America

Check out the following list of some of our favorite ocean livestreams. These livestreams dive deep into the big blue sea, exploring everything from jellies to coral reefs. 

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Tips for making the most of a backyard camping adventure.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Greener Together writing contest! We are pleased to announce the winners.