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Oregon’s Climate Action Plan crosses first milestone

by Zach Baker on June 24, 2020

Last month, twelve state agencies delivered their plans to carry out the Governor’s Executive Order on climate. Here's what we know so far.

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6.19: Support Black lives and the Juneteenth mobilization

by Ben Jones on June 19, 2020

Our commitment to racial justice is inseparable from our effort to bring about a climate-stable world.

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EQUITY: our first milepost on the road to a clean transportation system

by Victoria Paykar on June 18, 2020

Shifting to electric vehicles economy-wide is one of the fastest ways we can clean our air. However, we do not experience harmful air pollution equally, so we must ensure that communities facing disproportionate toxic air pollution are prioritized for transportation programs and infrastructure that improve air quality.

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Climate justice and the movement to end police brutality

by Jonathan Lawson on June 18, 2020

Black, indigenous and people of color leading within the environmental community are making the case that the climate movement must focus on the need to address police violence because an effective climate justice movement depends on BIPOC leadership.

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Black lives matter.

by Gregg Small on June 3, 2020

A commitment to racial justice is inseparable from the effort to bring about a climate-stable world. We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in the fight to eradicate white supremacy. We urge you to do the same.

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We're live! With Gov Inslee and more in our new online event series

by Stephanie Noren on June 2, 2020

Last month we told you about a new online series we’re launching, focused on how we can make progress on climate change in these challenging times. This month there are two dates to engage, listen, and learn about the needed solutions, approaches and tools to address the climate crisis. 

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Washington: three ways to support frontline communities and a just recovery

by Ben Jones on May 29, 2020

This week we turn our attention to striking farmworkers, and share resources for survivors of sexual violence and share tools for undoing racism--all needed resources to move towards a clean and just future for all

Oregon: three ways to support frontline communities and a just recovery

by Jonathan Lee on May 29, 2020

This week we turn our attention to Asian American communities impacted by COVID-19, share resources for survivors of sexual violence, and share tools for undoing racism--all needed resources to move towards a clean and just future for all.

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No climate progress without fighting racism

by Jonathan Lawson on May 29, 2020

Who gets to enjoy a clean environment... or the environment at all?

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3 ways you can support COVID-19 economic justice today (Oregon edition)

by Jonathan Lee on May 16, 2020

Many of the workers most essential in our communities and society, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, are also among the most low-paid, exploited and undervalued professions. Farmworkers, service and hospitality industry staff, gig economy contractors, healthcare workers, janitorial staff, and others. Even in the best of times, these workers are often denied basic health and safety precautions, subjected to unjust layoffs and not paid a living wage.

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