Oregon Environmental Council, Inc.

Rating: 4.91 stars   58 reviews

Issues: Environment

Location: 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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Rating: 5 stars  

Toxins in our everyday environment and consumer products is an issue I prioritize, and unlike a lot of environmental organizations, so does OEC! I respect and appreciate the work they do in this area, as well as the profound strides they've made over the years in other sustainable areas on behalf of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. OEC's leadership is deeply respected and well earned. Thank you for all the fabulous work you do!

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Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

OEC's dedication to making lasting and meaningful change is extraordinary. Their focus on identifying critical problems and thinking through innovative and practical solutions makes them an obvious leader in the Northwest. One of OEC's most admirable qualities is the skill with which the organization builds statewide and regional coalitions—bringing together stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and with often diverging interests—to successfully address pressing environmental challenges. OEC is a genuinely inspiring group, and provides Oregon with great leadership in modeling just how effective a group of dedicated people can be in making their state a better place to live.

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Some

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Very Well

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've served as a volunteer advisor for OEC for the past two years. In that capacity, it's been clear that the organization is keenly focused on finding solutions to Oregon's climate and public health challenges in creative ways. The staff is highly skilled and balances issue advocacy with measured tactics to include the voice of all Oregonians in work around clean water, clean air, access to healthy food, climate change and other topics vital to the livability of the state. I plan to continue to financially support OEC's important work long into the future as an investment in Oregon.

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Rating: 4 stars  

I am a long time OEC supporter and contributor. I've appreciated their advocacy on a number of important issues facing the the state - water quality, air quality, climate change, and food supply. In addition to programs to help residents, OEC's persistence and follow through moving things through the legislative process is also important to me.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Simply put, Oregon would not be the great place to live in that it is without Oregon Environmental Council. I really appreciate the collaborative approach OEC takes to tackling the complex issues facing Oregon today.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

OEC advocacy for all aspects of environmental well being are an continuing inspiration to me, even though I live in a small town in Nebraska. I would have been less likely to join our local Green Team six years ago without the ideas and examples of success that OEC provides. I post some of these to our FB page which get many likes.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I joined Oregon Environmental Council's board for emerging leaders out of a profound respect for the work they do. After seeing the organization much closer up, that respect has only grown. I consider OEC to be one of the most effective environmental groups in the region, with a huge impact on statewide policy. Worthy of your support dollars and time.

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Definitely

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A lot

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The OEC is an incredibly effective and welcoming organization.

For 46 years they have pushed Oregon to be national leader on environmental policies and they have succeeded. I have seen firsthand the work they do on the frontlines to advance groundbreaking legislation ranging from disclosing toxic chemicals that are in everyday products to developing statewide carbon pricing policies to help tackle climate change.

And the OEC’s work environment and staff aren’t too shabby either – the organization has twice been named the “best nonprofit to work for in Oregon.”

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Give them more money.

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A lot

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Very Well

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Definitely

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff of the Oregon Environmental Council are passionate about the topics they share with the public. The handouts give the audience information to refer back to as needed. Jen Coleman holds the attention of her audience and is always listed as one of the top speakers when the evaluations come in from the Yamhill County Master Recycler Program.

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2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a volunteer member of the Oregon Environmental Council's Emerging Leader Board (ELB), and am so impressed with OEC. The organization consistently works to improve life for all Oregonians through legislative action. OEC bring together people from all different walks of life to accomplish positive change for our state. OEC is a forward-thinking organization that is genuinely concerned about the environmental future of Oregon, as evidenced through the many efforts made to make Oregon better, as well as the existence of the Emerging Leaders Board!

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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