Oregon businesses call for state action on climate
July 15, 2014

Over 70 companies in Oregon today announced their support for state action on climate change, including support for clean fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  Companies signing the Oregon Business Climate Declaration include Adidas, eBay, Moda Health, Nike, Portland Trailblazers, Staples, Umpqua Bank and others. These companies' action shows that there is strong business support for bold action on climate change, and strong business leadership on climate progress in our region.

Read more about today's announcement, organized by Northwest Business for Climate Action, in today's Portland Business Journal. The group's  press release is here, along with a PDF of the Oregon Declaration.

Does your company operate business in Oregon? Join in the business action and become a signatory company to both the Oregon Business Climate Declaration and Ceres’ national Climate Declaration. Sign up your company now.

Finally, the Oregonian has organized a poll asking whethercompanies should step up and take positions on climate change. What do you think? Vote today and share the link with your network to show support of action at the state level.

As a leader in the clean energy economy, you can play a part in spreading the news! Help amplify this news and spread the word, using the hashtag #ORBizClimateDeclaration

For more information about how to become a signatory company to the Oregon Business Climate Declaration, contact Carrie Hearne, Oregon Business Partnerships Manager at Climate Solutions.

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Author Bio

Carrie Hearne served as Climate Solutions' Oregon Business Partnerships Manager. Carrie has lived in Portland for over a decade and originally hails from the mountains of West Virginia. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Earlham College in Indiana and sustainability certificates from the University of Oregon and Willamette University.

Carrie successfully created and ran the first sustainability program at The Standard, a financial services company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. This program attracted new customers, reduced operating expenses, increased employee engagement. She is a current member of the Climate Action Plan Steering Committee for the City of Portland and Multnomah County and has served on the board of directors for the Northwest Earth Institute (NWEI) since 2008. She is also on the advisory board for Women in Sustainability and the Environment (WISE). While at The Standard, Carrie was active on committees with the Oregon Business Association and the Portland Business Alliance, influencing public policy on matters relating to economic development, carbon reduction environmental sustainability and social equity. She has been a frequent guest speaker at regional business conferences such as Go Green Portland.

In her spare time, Carrie enjoys photography, cycling, baking and getting outdoors with her dog Timber.