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Oregon Environmental Council, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   60 reviews 3,681

Nonprofit Issues:

Environment

Address:

222 Nw Davis #309 Portland OR 97209 USA

Mission:

Oregon Environmental Council’s mission is to advance innovative,collaborative solutions to Oregon’senvironmental challenges for today and future generations.

Programs:

 Oregon’s rivers will have the excellent water quality and adequatestream flows necessary to support people, native fish and wildlife. Healthyrivers will provide increased resilience to the impacts of global warming.Preventing household pollution and conserving water will be a part of everydayliving, just as recycling is today. All sectors of Oregon’s economy, including ranching andfarming, will be national leaders in using water efficiently and protectingclean water and fish and wildlife habitat while thriving economically. Citiesand counties will protect their watersheds as they grow. As a result, futuregenerations of Oregonians will be free to swim, boat and fish in our rivers –and to eat what they catch – without risking their health.

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Reviews for Oregon Environmental Council, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

I am a long time member of the Oregon Environmental Council, as well as a financial supporter, because of the valuable work this organization does. OEC retains a dedicated and skilled staff, experts in their individual fields, while at the same time skillful management keeps operating costs low. They have an excellent record with both programs and policy work. I have tracked their success' over the years and I've noticed that their particular skill is bringing people together to make things happen. The everchanging environmental agenda, along with a fluid political scene requires skill, tact, commitment and long hours of work all of which they seem to do gladly and efficiently. Oregon is well rewarded by their record of success. P.S.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

OEC is arguably the most influential environmental organization in Oregon state, and is leading numerous policy and advocacy initiatives to clean up Oregon's air, land, and water. Their policy victories in Salem speak for themselves, but they are also an engaged and collaborative community member. OEC is also taking great strides to draw a wider swath of Oregonians into environmental and social justice dialogues, ensuring that healthier environments also lead to healthier communities and citizens. I am privileged to be a member of OEC's Emerging Leaders Board, and it is clear that OEC's vision is also gaining major traction with millenials, not to mention the state's business community. Expect to see OEC at the front of the environmental pack for years to come.

 
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The OEC worked with us to put on a presentation this year about Healthy Homes - Living Toxic-Free. The presenter did an outstanding job, preparing for the specific audience very well, offering interesting, relevant information and materials.

 
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OEC is the first nonprofit I've been a long-time volunteer for (2 years!), and I plan on continuing my involvement as long as I am a resident of Oregon. In addition to giving my time, I also choose to donate to OEC on a monthly basis. Not only is OEC a driving force to preserve the health of the Oregon we love, but also a great organization to be an advocate for. I can't say enough wonderful things about the positive changes OEC is making, and also the genuine staff that personify the values of the organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

OEC has been intentional about deepening their work at the intersections of racial justice and the environment, and I've appreciated the leadership to align our policy advocacy and cultural change work that is needed to keep Oregon healthy with opportunity for all.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I love OEC. I discovered OEC as a physician. OEC was dealing with health and environmental threats outside of the mainstream, separating out the real problems backed by good research from the flakey, before these real issues were acknowledged by mainstream health and science professionals. As long as I have been involved, I have not seen them compromise their principles. The conferences are great, great speakers and topics, and they practice what they preach about health and environment in the delicious lunches that go with them. For me, one of the most important things about OEC, is I feel comfortable referring to information from OEC when discussing issues with my medical colleagues— ie I trust OEC to only put forth legitimate information, based in good science.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I came to the OEC as Encore Fellow a few months ago. I knew little about the organization at the time but have learned a great deal since. OEC has made a difference for the people of Oregon by helping the state become a model for effective environmental policies that enrich the lives of all citizens. OEC helps get things done. It accomplishes its goals not only by making persuasive arguments but also by helping to empower people to achieve results that positively impact their lives. And it does all of this within a work environment that promotes initiative, collaboration and fun. OEC is a great asset to Oregon and an exemplary organization that others can learn from.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I work for a national, partner NGO and I am nothing but impressed at the capacity and demonstrated success of this organization. This small group of individuals has a large impact on any campaign they set their sights on. We are in the fourth year of a campaign where OEC has provided the strategy, coordination, technical expertise and outreach that is all needed to move the needle on an issue. When my organization is talking about other campaigns, I frequently find myself referencing the successful models I've seen implemented by OEC. Huge kudos to this valuable asset of the Oregon community.

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Having recently completed an internship with Oregon Environmental Council, I not only enjoyed the creative ambience of OEC's working group of dedicated and vibrant professionals, but was made to feel right at home and was always considered as an important contributor to the team effort. The team effort here is no small item: OEC is at the forefront of coalition building for positive environmental change across the entire state of Oregon. Their efforts may not be of the flashy type so often hyped by some members of the environmental community, but they are real; backed by good science and built to last. I call this good work and I applaud OEC for tackling tough issues and designing programs that really work. Thanks guys!!

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

My first experience with OEC was in the 1980s when as a non-partisan legislative analyst I worked with the group on solid waste and recycling legislation. What attracted me to the organization was its fact-based collaborative approach. Over the years I have volunteered, served on the Board of Directors, and since my retirement from the board have worked with its staff on a wide range of issues that involve agriculture and Oregon's continued sustainable development. With nearly 30 years of experience working with the organization, I have come to rely on OEC as both authoritative and flexible in seeking long term solutions to the challenges facing both urban and rural Oregonians.

Jock Mills

 
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