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Hey Oregon, Speak up for Building Resilience! Email your Legislator

We think you’ll agree: Every single Oregonian deserves to be protected from the climate crisis. 

This session, lawmakers have the power to move us toward that reality. By passing the Resilient, Efficient Buildings package, we can reduce climate pollution from our homes and buildings, protect families from extreme temperatures and wildfire smoke, and lower skyrocketing utility bills. 

In the coming days, the state’s top budget writers will decide whether or not to invest in this cleaner, safer, more affordable future for Oregon families. We need to make sure lawmakers hear us loud and clear. Can we count on you to email lawmakers today and tell them that we can’t wait any longer for climate action?

There’s just so much on the line. Our homes and buildings not only leave us vulnerable to extreme weather, they are also the second largest source of climate pollution in Oregon. They are fueling a climate crisis that touches all of us but hits frontline communities — Black, Indigenous, people of color, low-income and rural communities — first and worst.

We have the power to do something about this. The Resilient, Efficient Buildings package will help more families access affordable upgrades to their homes, reduce climate pollution, lower utility bills, and ensure Oregonians are safe from the climate crisis. It’s a game-changer for our climate and our communities. 

That’s exactly why Climate Solutions is proud to be one of the many organizations supporting The Resilient, Efficient Buildings package. This broad coalition includes groups that advocate for stable housing, immigrant and worker rights, racial and environmental justice, and so much more. 

We hope you will join all of us in making sure lawmakers pass this critical package. Together, we can ensure that all Oregonians — no matter who we are or where we live — have a safe, affordable, and resilient place to call home.


Author Bio

Meredith Connolly

Oregon Director, Climate Solutions

Meredith brings over a decade of climate policy experience to her work accelerating Oregon’s transition to a clean energy economy. She advocates for innovative and equitable policy solutions to reduce pollution and create clean energy jobs across the state. Currently, Meredith leads a team diligently working to electrify everything from cars, trucks, and buses to homes and buildings, and power it all with 100% clean electricity.

Prior to joining Climate Solutions, Meredith was a Climate and Energy Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council. At NRDC, she advanced renewable energy policies in the U.S. and internationally. She also implemented programs to protect public health and improve climate resilience to heat waves and air pollution in India’s growing cities. Before NRDC, Meredith practiced law in the private sector.

Meredith is a member of the Oregon and California State Bar Associations. She holds a JD from Boston College Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and French from Santa Clara University. In her free time, Meredith enjoys exploring her incredible home state of Oregon with her family and rooting too loudly for the Portland Thorns and Timbers.