About Environment Oregon
Environment Oregon protects the places we love, advancing the environmental values we share, and winning real results for our environment. What’s our key to winning? People like you. Stand up for clean air, clean water and the open spaces you care about by making a donation today.
Who we are
Environment Oregon is a citizen-based environmental advocacy organization and a project of Environment America. We believe there’s something special about Oregon — something worth protecting and preserving for future generations. Our professional staff combines independent research, practical ideas and tough-minded advocacy to overcome the opposition of powerful special interests and win real results for our environment.
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Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center
What we do
Funded by supporters like you, we research the challenges confronting our environment and educate the public about what’s at stake. Through our research reports, news conferences, interviews with reporters, op-ed pieces, letters to the editor, and more, we raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sensible solutions. Our canvassers meet people where they are — in public places or door to door — raising awareness, recruiting new supporters and activists, and raising funds to support our work.
When decisions are being made about our environment, our elected officials hear plenty from oil companies, developers and other powerful interests. We make the case for our environment and help people like you make your voice heard — using methods like petitions, emails, letters and phone calls, all delivered to the right people just when it matters most.
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Join thousands of your friends and neighbors in protecting our air, water and open spaces by becoming a member of Environment Oregon by making a contribution today.
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- Keeping plastic out of the Pacific. Single-use plastic bags that pollute the Pacific and harm ocean wildlife have now been banned in Portland, Eugene and Corvallis, thanks in part to the continued efforts of our staff and members. Building momentum toward a statewide ban, we’re now working with more elected officials and community members to take immediate action to ban the bag on the local level.
- Protecting Oregon's forests. Oregon has the best forests in the country. With your support, we helped protect 125,000 acres on Mount Hood, and led a campaign to prevent clear-cuts around Crater Lake. Now, we’re working to stop the timber industry from aggressively logging more than a million acres of old-growth forests, wildlife habitat and more.
- Repowering Oregon with the sun. When it comes to the environment, Oregon is a leader, not a follower. That’s why we should depend less on dirty, dangerous fuels like coal and oil. To help lead the way to a cleaner, greener future, we’re working to reach 250,000 solar roofs in Oregon by 2025.