Established in 1968 as the first multi-issue, statewide environmental group in Oregon, the Oregon Environmental Council (OEC) is a nonpartisan nonprofit comprised of concerned Oregonians who are committed to the protection of the air, water, and land. A highly-regarded, national leader in environmental protection, OEC has a successful history of supporting the health of every Oregonian and the health of this place we call home.
We advocate impactful, lasting solutions that get at the source of Oregon’s environmental problems. We advocate creative solutions that are based on sound scientific evidence, economic analysis, and life cycle thinking. We respect the needs of Oregon’s diverse communities, promote solutions that support a highly functioning economy, and provide leadership and opportunity for all Oregonians to create and implement a vision for a healthy environment.