Environment Oregon Latest Blog Posts

There are many reasons to be optimistic about a future powered by the sun and wind.

There is no reason to despoil a pristine wilderness for last century fuels.

How California’s new rule could revolutionize rooftop solar

States, cities, college campuses and businesses claim the mantle of climate leadership.

More than a decade after local and global activists curbed tropical deforestation in South America, more forests in Brazil and Bolivia are burning again. As the planet heats up, this loss should concern all of us -- and there’s something we can do about it, right here, right now.

Cities and towns of all sizes are driving the transition to solar energy.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

We are calling on TriMet to ditch diesel and transition to an all electric bus fleet.

 | by
Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Starting next week, the Oregon legislature will be considering Senate Bill 1507 and House Bill 4001, collectively known as "Clean Energy Jobs." This is a great opportunity to take bold action on climate change-- and what better time? With so much at stake, and our window to stave off the worst impacts of climate change steadily closing, it's up to states like Oregon to take the lead. 

According to the White House, President Trump’s State of the Union address will discuss the challenges of the coming year in an optimistic, forward-looking and bipartisan manner. We support that notion wholeheartedly, but we’re also mindful of his past rhetoric.

Environment Oregon intern Marc Dorsey makes the case for strong action on climate, sooner rather than later