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Support Building Resilience in Oregon

Wonderful news! We are happy to report that all Oregonians are closer to having access to safe and affordable homes and buildings that run on clean energy.

Yesterday, the Senate Energy and Environment Committee voted to advance the Resilient, Efficient Buildings package. It’s the first step to these bills becoming laws this year. 

There’s more work ahead, and it’s important to take a moment to thank our climate champions on the committee. Their leadership is critical. Can you take a minute to let our champions know how much we appreciate their support? 

Click Here to Take Action: Tell policymakers you appreciate their support of the Resilient Buildings Policy Package.

We need our lawmakers to consistently and loudly hear the need to make more progress on climate and supporters like you play a huge role in making this moment possible. Over the past couple of weeks, Oregonians from all over the state packed hearing rooms — testifying in-person and online — to share what Building Resilience means to them. No two stories were the same, but the message was clear: The climate crisis is here, and we urgently need to pass this package of bills to keep families safe, reduce skyrocketing utility bills, and cut climate pollution. 

Together we have built incredible momentum, but we can’t stop now until the bills are through the legislative process and are signed into law. The next stop for the Building Resilience bills on their way through the process is the legislative budget committee (called the Joint Ways and Means Committee). We will have a full legislative update on all of our Oregon legislative priorities coming later this week and will keep you posted on what else you can do to help support climate progress in Salem this year.

Together, we can protect our communities and our climate.

Author Bio

Greer Ryan

Former Oregon Clean Buildings Policy Manager, Climate Solutions

Greer works to advance policies and regulations that will drive a rapid transition to 100% clean, safe, and equitable buildings for all. 

Prior to joining Climate Solutions, Greer was a Senior Energy Policy Analyst at the Center for Biological Diversity. In this role, she advanced various energy justice policy solutions, including reducing barriers to distributed solar, ensuring consumer protections from utility shutoffs, and increasing transparency and accountability of utility influence spending.  

Greer holds an M.S. in Environmental Science from Indiana University and a B.S. in Molecular Environmental Biology from UC Berkeley. In her free time, Greer enjoys exploring Oregon's beautiful outdoors with her dog, swimming, and vegan baking.