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News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Oregon groups urge Whole Foods: Put planet over plastic by eliminating plastic packaging

Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center, OSPIRG Foundation, OSPIRG Students and other nonprofits launched a campaign in Oregon on Tuesday calling on Whole Foods to change its practices on plastic packaging.

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New report shows Oregon leadership in decade of U.S. renewable energy progress

Oregon ranks #10 in the nation for electric vehicle sales according to a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. The project, Renewables on the Rise 2020, documents and compares the growth of five key clean energy technologies in each state over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency and electric vehicles. 

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

Are Oregon beaches safe for swimming?

With summer in full swing, water pollution can close Oregon beaches or put swimmers' health at risk. Last year, bacteria levels at 18 Oregon beaches indicated that water was potentially unsafe for swimming there on least one day, according to the new report Safe for Swimming? by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center.  

News Release | Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center

New study: Portland ranks among nation’s solar leaders

Portland ranked 21st for solar energy capacity among the nation’s leaders. The results come from the seventh edition of Shining Cities: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center. It is the most comprehensive survey available of installed solar capacity in major U.S. cities.

News Release | Environment Oregon

Environment Oregon releases parent resource: 50 environmental activities kids can do at home

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, Environment Oregon has released a list of “Fifty environmental activities kids can do at home” as a resource for families across the state. With Oregon schools physically closed for the school year, for social distancing purposes during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this set of activities aims to provide a broad array of easy-to-do endeavors for Earth Day and beyond. 

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