Oregon Environmental Council, Inc.

Rating: 4.92 stars   60 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.


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 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: 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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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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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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Rating: 5 stars  

As a former employee of OEC's, and now a donor, I can't say enough wonderful things about this organization. First, the leadership: strategic, disciplined and passionate about the environment and making Oregon a healthier place. Staff is smart and dedicated. The issues OEC tackles intertwine in the fact that they are all environmental issues that have a tangible impact on the every day lives of Oregonians. And the organization's history and list of accomplishments speaks for itself. OEC's work makes Oregon a better place to live and play, plain and simple.

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I look to be involved or donate to a non-profit, I asses the organization by asking three questions:

1. Does this organization have a realistic and measurable strategic plan to guide them and help them achieve their goals?
2. What measurable results has the organization achieved in the past? What is their track record?
3. How proficient and effective is the staff that gets the work done?

By evaluating these three criteria before committing my time and money to an organization insures that I am making the greatest impact as a volunteer and/or donor. Not only has the Oregon Environmental Council historically and consistently exceeded in all of these measures, but they are an organization of proven leaders who inspire a shared vision for Oregonians, who challenge the status quo, and who enabling Oregonians to act by encouraging our hearts.

The Oregon Environmental Council knows where they are going and how to do it with their
Strategic Direction" plan; they have been the most effective environmental leader in Oregon with over 40 years of achievements; and their staff are some of the best around at what they do.

If you want to support an environmental organization who will tackle Oregon’s environmental challenges head on, who are experts in what they do and most importantly, get things done—OEC is for you.

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Oregon Environmental Council works to create a healthy environment for all Oregonians, whether it's lobbying to get rid of BPA in baby bottles, working to clean up Oregon's rivers, educating citizens about the importance of buying food grown locally and working to help people reduce their effect on Climate Change. These are just a few of the things OEC does for Oregon and Oregonians.

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We became members of Oregon Environmental Council in the early 1970s, when it first was created. I worked in the Oregon Legislature in 1971, when Oregon passed its initial "bottle bill" with OEC as the prime sponsor. Over the years, OEC consistently has been at the forefront of those working to protect and enhance the environment, advocating its positions strongly while retaining credibility as a sophisticated "non-fringe" organization.

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