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Alliance Launched To Save Bees

Sixty-five chefs, restaurant owners and other culinary leaders joined us to launch the Bee Friendly Food Alliance. Through the Alliance, chefs and restaurateurs are calling attention to the importance of bees to our food supply, the dramatic die-off of bee populations, and the need to protect our pollinators. LEARN MORE.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Over 55 Local Businesses Endorse Corvallis Bag Ban

At a press conference this morning hosted by Environment Oregon and the Mary’s Peak Sierra Club chapter, local businesses and environmentalists urged the Corvallis City Council to move quickly in reducing plastic pollution by banning single-use, checkout plastic bags. The announcement comes prior to the City Council’s public comment meeting at 5:30 PM tonight at the Corvallis Public Library.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Crater Lake Wilderness Slideshow Debuts in Portland

This Thursday, March 29th in Portland, Environment Oregon and The Wild on Wilderness Committee of Umpqua Watersheds will jointly present a free slideshow showcasing the Crater Lake Wilderness proposal to create a nearly 500,000 acre, 75-mile wildlife corridor.  The show begins at 7 PM at the Sellwood Public House.

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News Release | Environment Oregon

Obama Administration to Protect Americans’ Health by Setting Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed historic new limits on carbon pollution from new power plants. Sarah Higginbotham, Environment  Oregon’s State Director issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement: “Today’s proposal from the Obama administration is an historic step in protecting Oregonians’ health and our environment."
 

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OP-ED: Policies plug into electric vehicle future

As environmental and consumer advocacy groups, we are excited about the benefits electric vehicles can create in our state. This is exactly the right direction for Oregon, already a leader in clean technology. Here in Oregon, we can encourage the development and use of technology that enables the charging of electric vehicles with 100 percent renewable energy, so they generally can be zero-emissions vehicles and not powered by an energy mix that includes dirty fossil fuels.

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Eugene City Council Takes On Plastic Bag Ban

Eugene's city council could vote soon to ban the use of plastic bags. More than 60 local businesses support this ban on plastic. "Oregonians use on average about 500 plastic bags a year," said Environment Oregon Director Sarah Higginbotham. Activists say because Eugene is the second largest city in Oregon, banning the use of plastic carry-out bags could make a significant difference to the environment.

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