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The Sustainable Oregon Toolkit is a resource to assist communities and government agencies become more sustainable.

SustainableOregon.net communicates developments in Oregon state government and connects you with local agencies, organizations and businesses taking leadership roles in sustainable development.

2006 Executive Order - Sustainability for the 21st Century
2003 Sustainability Executive Order
2001 Sustainability Act

What's New?

  • Oregon Sustainability Board next convenes on Friday, July 18, 2008 in Klamath Falls, Oregon.
  • In October 2007 a report commissioned by the Oregon Environmental Council called Fueling Oregon With Sustainable Biofuels was released detailing how Oregon is uniquely positioned to become a leader in the development of sustainable biofuels.
  • The 1st Annual Oregon Sustainability Awards were hosted by the Oregon Sustainability Board and the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department on June 1, 2007. Be sure to check the complete list of winners , as well as some general information about the State of Oregon Sustainability Awards.
  • The Oregon Department of Energy's Web site now features a new climate change portal , which provides information about the state's efforts to meet the challenges of climate change. These efforts include reducing emissions, regulating energy facilities and setting the stage for carbon trading. Visit the new portal to learn more about what Oregon is doing to combat climate change.
  • The Sustainable Oregon Toolkit is a resource to assist communities and government agencies become more sustainable.
  • In February 2007, Governors from five states established the Western Regional Climate Action Initiative . This initiative will help the states of Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and New Mexico collaborate in identifying, evaluating and implementing ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our states collectively.
  • Oregon, Washington, and California will work together to improve the health of the Pacific Ocean under the West Coast Governors' Agreement on Ocean Health . The three governors agreed to urge the federal government to give greater support to state efforts dealing with pollution, climate change and declining fisheries. [ Read CBS News article ]
  • Burgerville, a regional fast food chain serving local foods, announced it will use 100% wind energy . [ Read S.I. Journal article ]
  • Governor Kulongoski and Oregon U.S. Attorney Karin Immergut created a $2 million Governor's Fund for the Environment to fund local waterways restoration and clean up efforts in Oregon. [ Read press release ]

Next Sustainability Event

SolWest Renewable Energy Fair
Friday Jul 25 - Sunday Jul 27, 2008
Fri - Sun   9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Grant County Fairgrounds, John Day OR

Contact: Jennifer Barker - 541-575-3633

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