Toby Van Fleet's Blog Posts

Toby Van Fleet | September 30, 2010 - 15:30

Tonight’s debate made it perfectly clear that John Kitzhaber is the only candidate for governor ready and willing to protect Oregon’s natural legacy for future generations. Once again, he demonstrated his commitment to leadership and innovation in protecting Oregon's land, water and wildlife, and talked about the environment throughout the debate whether the question prompted it or not.

Toby Van Fleet | September 24, 2010 - 16:35

Any voter who cares about Oregon should be very concerned about even a remote possibility of having Chris Dudley as the state’s next governor. If you didn’t catch the story in the Oregonian last week about why this would be a disaster, check it out here. It shows John Kitzhaber for the environmental champion he is and Chris Dudley for the environmental disaster he could become.

Toby Van Fleet | September 22, 2010 - 10:08

There's a story on the front page of the Oregonian today, by Jeff Mapes, that every voter who cares about Oregon should read. In short, it compares the environmental positions of the two candidates for Oregon governor.

Toby Van Fleet | September 20, 2010 - 11:52

The Oregonian today endorsed Measure 76, the ballot measure that will continue stable lottery funding for Oregon's water, parks and wildlife.

Toby Van Fleet | September 3, 2010 - 10:03

It’s the day after Labor Day, and that means three things: Summer is (unofficially) over, kids are back in school, and campaign season is (officially) ramping up. In reality, of course, the campaigning is already well underway. In fact, OLCV has been working all summer, knocking on doors for some great candidates, like Senate Majority Leader Richard Devlin, and first-time candidate Susan Sokol Blosser.

Toby Van Fleet | September 2, 2010 - 09:37

Plastic bags: The facts

The word is out. Single-use plastic bags represent one of the greatest environmental catastrophes of our generation. An estimated 60 to 80 percent of all debris in the ocean is plastic. Plastics take hundreds of years to break down at sea and most types never truly biodegrade. As a result, marine animals often get entangled in the debris or mistake it for food.

Toby Van Fleet | July 29, 2010 - 14:08

Finally, we're getting down to what's really important in politics: Who makes the best sauce?

Toby Van Fleet | June 22, 2010 - 11:16

This Thursday, OLCV is hosting a $5 movie benefit. The star of that event, a new, unprecedented documentary about gloabal warming and sustainable living called "Deep Green," is turning some heads.

Toby Van Fleet | June 9, 2010 - 14:23

Join OLCV at the world premiere of “Deep Green" -- an unprecedented new documentary on how to stop man-made global warming now -- on June 24 at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the show will benefit OLCV, and tickets are only $5! Purchase your tickets here.

Watch this clip from the film about solar power.

Toby Van Fleet | June 1, 2010 - 20:35

Portland filmmaker Matt Briggs has posted a blog here about his new documentary "Deep Green." You can see the film at the Bagdad Theater in Portland on June 24 at a $5 benefit showing for OLCV. Read Matt's blog below:

Toby Van Fleet | May 5, 2010 - 15:47

Watch Bob Stacey's latest ad and then sign up for the last Enviro Phone Bank on May 13!


Toby Van Fleet | April 30, 2010 - 13:40

Attendees of OLCV’s Annual Dinner for the Environment have for the last few years been able to pair their meal (and conversation with local sustainability-minded enviros) with local, sustainable wine from, among other wineries, Evesham Wood Vineyard. 

Toby Van Fleet | April 28, 2010 - 18:04

Who we elect matters

Check out this great video, created by our friends at Compass Media, highlighting Oregon's environmental champions and the incredible environmental safeguards they have helped to secure that help preserve Oregon's unique quality of life. This video was unveiled at OLCV's 13th Annual Dinner for the Environment on April 23, 2010. More than 1,100 guests attended.

Toby Van Fleet | April 27, 2010 - 08:40

Last Friday night, OLCV hosted its 13th Annual Dinner for the Environment. It’s not the kind of event that grabs the attention of news reporters, even less so now, when the news media world is populated by fewer reporters every week, who are asked to do more with less.

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