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April 30, 2010

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April 30, 2010

After my first year in college studying Environmental Engineering, I came back in the summer and interned with OEC for about three months. I interned with the Development Team at OEC and did mainly prospect research along with various other tasks including help with events, grant proposals, and reports. The first thing that struck me most about OEC was how friendly and approachable everyone at the office was. Everyone, amidst their very hectic schedules, was willing to take time out and help me with any of my questions. Along with an excellent work environment, everyone there is so enthusiastic about their work and ultimately, saving the environment! It was inspiring to intern with such passionate people who always came to work excited and ready for the day. OEC has done and is working on many productive environmental projects that have pushed Oregon, and especially Portland, to the forefront of successful environmental action. All in all, my experience with interning at OEC was unforgettable--the people and the work environment made interning their a lot of fun and really rewarding!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The people there really made my experience. Everyone was very willing to help me out with my questions and it never cease to surprise me how passionate people were able their work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 29, 2010

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April 29, 2010

I have been a volunteer with OEC for about 4 months now. I love the organization and believe they have a great variety of environmental topics/issue they work on. My first couple experiences were tabling at local events. OEC always has a wealth of information to provide and can always answer any questions people may have. People seemed very responsive to the organization and the work they do. Recently I have been working in the office reformatting their

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

teaching others what they can change in their daily lives to help the environment

Ways to make it better...

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

have a larger staff to expand the organization

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the amount of information I have learned from the OEC and the knowledge that can now be passed to other people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very friendly and have a real passion for change and environmental issues

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world

Ways to make it better...

I have had great experiences so far and would not change anything

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the monetary resources available.

One thing I'd also say is that...

OEC is a great organization and more people should be aware of it and get the word out

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 28, 2010

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April 28, 2010

I've gotten to help enter endorsement data for Child Care Centers into SalesForce who meet the endorsement criteria for Eco Healthy Child Care. Do internet research on containers with BPA, Oregon Legislature campaign donors, State laws regarding child care center environmental rules and history of OEC Board Members. Clean up data in SalesForce by combining duplicate Child Care Centers, correcting Contact information and standardizing data entry fields.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The Eco Healthy Child Care endorsement program has grown from an Oregon only to an international program with over 1400 centers endorsed serving over 50,000 kids.

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

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Being given the opportunity to make concrete contributions to a group that is working hard and creatively to make everyones lives safer and more pleasant.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Dedicated, talented, creative, friendly and good listeners who do what it takes to get things done in a pleasant manner.

Ways to make it better...

During the 1.5 years I have been volunteering the only way this wonderful group of dedicated people could have made things better for me is if they would have provided Limo service for me to come in to the office.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Continuing to find new ways to make more people aware of the many environmental problems, of what is being done and not being done about them and acquainting more people with ways that individuals can play a effective part.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 28, 2010

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April 28, 2010

I have enjoyed getting acquainted with OEC and the staff there. Everyone has been a pleasure to work with and is committed to the goals of OEC--a good team spirit! And the work itself is important: education and outreach, as well as research and policy, so a broad range of people are contacted in ways they can connect with.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working on projects with like-minded people who are dedicated to the mission of OEC.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 28, 2010

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April 28, 2010

I have been volunteering with OEC and OEC programs/projects for over a year now and have really enjoyed every minute of it! All the staff are knowledgeable, approachable and easy to work with and the work that they are all doing to help keep Oregon beautiful is inspiring!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about all the different program areas and campaigns that they are working on.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

super friendly, outgoing and great to work with!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 28, 2010

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April 28, 2010

My experience with OEC has been great. I am constantly inspired by the work this organization does. I have learned so much about not only environmental issues, but way of enacting change. The work that OEC does in the legislature has been educational. I love knowing what's going on and being given the opportunity to let my representatives know my opinion. OEC does an impeccable job of relaying information to the public through social media, print and web campaigns, and table work done through out the community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

helping environmental protection measures be passed.

Ways to make it better...

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

re organize the OEC website.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The opportunity to help with issues that are important to me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

wonderful!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

work to reach more people and have a greater ability to fight all of the issues that are effecting our environment.

Ways to make it better...

I don't have a suggestion for this. My experience has been great.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fighting an uphill battle

One thing I'd also say is that...

My experience with OEC really couldn't be better.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 26, 2010

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April 26, 2010

After moving to Portland, Oregon, I became interested in volunteering with an environmental advocacy group. The Oregon Environmental Council made it very easy to get involved and help out immediately. My first volunteer experience was at a home and garden expo providing information on the environmental benefits of rain gardens. I am currently working on a public education and outreach project with the Clean and Health Rivers division at the OEC. By volunteering at the OEC I am able learn about important environmental issues in Oregon and help out an organization that promotes my environmental values.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

spreading the word on important environmental concerns in Oregon.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the extent and scope of the organization's mission.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 26, 2010

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April 26, 2010

As an intern I was surprised at how involved and important my work was with the OEC. I created media materials that were distributed at a press release, wrote research summaries, volunteered to table at Earth Day events and really felt like a member of the OEC community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Watching the Carbon Neutral Challenge grow from an idea to a certification program

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Getting to know the staff and program directors especially the way the directors work across program areas to help each other further their work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

inspirational and hard working!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make every other state jealous of Oregon's environmental policies.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 25, 2010

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April 25, 2010

I have tabled at many events for OEC and it's always fun to talk to the public about OEC's programs and efforts for the environment in Oregon. They have an affective political wing that has helped to pass tons of pro-environment bills in the Oregon legislature. The staff are awesome and I look forward to volunteering in the near future.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

working with wineries in Oregon who have benefitted from OEC's Carbon Neutral Challenge.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the variety of programs they have and the knowledgeable staff that manages them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

absolutely fantastic!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make Oregon's environment even better!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 23, 2010

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April 23, 2010

I spent Earth Day tabling with this organization at the Pearl Whole Foods in downtown Portland. I met 5 staff members and they were all very friendly and helpful. Our goals were to sign people up on the OEC email list, ask people to take a Love Your River survey to help OEC develop an educational outreach program for residents of nearby watersheds, and get people to sign a document encouraging reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act. It was a fun and rewarding day, and it was great to learn about how active OEC is in environmental projects and reform in Oregon. I hope to work with them again soon!

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

so friendly and helpful!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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