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OLCV | August 10, 2009 - 11:02

Can building a new house be a sustainable practice? 

David Fisse of Northwest Design thinks so. His home on Timberlake drive in Ashland
won a national award for sustainability from the American Institute of Building Design. The home uses passive cooling and has no Air Conditioning unit.

OLCV | July 24, 2009 - 15:32
I already had an interest in environmental issues before I arrived a
OLCV | July 23, 2009 - 13:31
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OLCV | June 25, 2009 - 14:49

We have our first 2009 victory in product stewardship legislation—Oregonians will now be able to conveniently recycle household paint!

OLCV | May 22, 2009 - 13:42

The Healthy Climate Partnership and the Oregon Conservation Network, with the help of 18 stellar volunteers, executed a massive grassroots push this past Wednesday towards the passage of two key climate bills. Thanks to Seth Moore for organizing such a successful event, and to the Oregon Environmental Council for the use of their space.

OLCV | May 20, 2009 - 17:58

Here's a little bit of history in the Newport Port Commission race:

JoAnn Barton was the first contested race for any Port Commission seat. OLCV worked hard on the ground for her and she scraped out a win (173 votes) against an incumbent who held the position for eight years.

The only other contested race in that same  year, in which OLCV chose not to endorse either candidate, the challenger lost by 1083 votes.

OLCV | May 20, 2009 - 17:53

Leading up to yesterday's election, OLCV endorsed candidates in four counties. It made a difference in many races, but the most obvious victory this time around would have to be Jeremy Ferguson's win for Mayor of Milwaukie. As of this posting, the race had not been officially called. But with Ferguson was ahead by about 30 votes, we're confident he's in. And he's the first to acknowlege that without OLCV's assistance with his grassroots campaign effort, he may not have eeked by.

OLCV | May 20, 2009 - 10:26

Join the Healthy Climate Partnership for an evening of phone and letter writing advocacy around our two cornerstone climate bills of the session, Senate Bill 80 and House Bill 2186. The calls are easy and rewarding, and writing letters to the Editor of our local newspapers is a neat way to engage with the issue while also spreading awareness.

There will be ample amounts of food and refreshments, so block off a few hours for an opportunity to work towards passing these bills, and to have dinner on us.

OLCV | May 12, 2009 - 10:33

Well, that depends on the fish. If the fish doesn’t previously exist in the lake this could be a bigger concern once Senate Bill 571 passes, but don't fret.

Luckily, nearly all fishermen and fisherwomen in Oregon know you can’t use live baitfish in Oregon’s waterways. Big No-No. But if you fish, you know that. So what’s the big deal?

OLCV | May 7, 2009 - 17:13

A bill launched by a small group of citizens and introduced by Rep. Ben Cannon (D-Portland) that would lift prohibitions on clothes lines and solar panels found in many condominium and planned community documents (ie. ByLaws and CC&Rs) passed in the House today.

OLCV | April 30, 2009 - 17:22

At OLCV’s 12th Annual Dinner for the Environment last Friday, in what was fittingly Volunteer Appreciation Week, OLCV awarded two outstanding volunteers for their tireless commitment to the environment: Lincoln County Chair Rolla Cleaver and Multnomah County Chair Walt Mintkeski.

OLCV | March 30, 2009 - 11:06

Why Repower Oregon?

Join us for a special presentation on the benefits of taking responsible, immediate action in the fight against global warming vs. the high cost of doing nothing.

WHEN: 6- 8 PM, Thursday, April 16, 2009
WHERE:  United First Methodist Chuch, in the Carrier Room, 600 State Street (down the street from the Capitol in Salem)

Speakers:

Oregon League of Conservation Voters | 133 SW 2nd Ave., Ste. 200 | Portland, OR 97204 |  Phone: 503-224-4011 | Fax: 503-224-1548