Your support of EarthShare Oregon made a world of difference in 2017. There is still much to be done in the new year, but for now, join us in celebrating some of the successes of the past twelve months. Then renew your commitment to help us keep up the good work!
January: Climate Justice
More than 100,000 Portlanders marched to voice their support for national action on climate change. The largest demonstration in Oregon's history, The Women's March galvanized Oregonians to participate in the March for Science and the People's Climate March during Earth Month.
February: Standing With Standing Rock
EarthJustice filed legal proceedings on behalf of the Sioux water protectors of Standing Rock, North Dakota in order to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
May: Elliott State Forest
A number of EarthShare Oregon member groups, including Oregon Wild, Sierra Club - Oregon Chapter and Audubon Society of Portland, collaborated to halt the sale of Elliott State Forest.
July: Safe Routes to School
The Street Trust mobilized parents, kids and neighbors to speak out in support of safe routes to school for every child. With the passage of the Oregon Transportation package, Portland created new protections for pedestrians and cyclists.
August: Paddle Oregon
Willamette Riverkeeper guided 250 intrepid paddlers from Junction City to Salem. On the final day of the trip, paddlers lay back in their kayaks to watch the total solar eclipse over the Willamette River.
September: Oregon Fires Relief
Friends of the Columbia Gorge supported search and rescue efforts during the Oregon Fires. They have continued to provide essential resources to the communities most affected by the Eagle Creek Fire.
Northwest Earth Institute's 2017 EcoChallenge drew 12,214 participants worldwide. Over the course of two weeks, EcoChallengers completed 208,601 actions and cut their collective carbon footprint by 131,909 pounds, making this the most successful EcoChallenge ever.
November: Vancouver Oil Terminal
In collaboration with cities, tribes, commissions and unions in both Oregon and Washington, Columbia Riverkeeper helped to successfully block plans for a new oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver in Washington.
After President Trump's decision to "reduce" the Grand Staircase and Bears Ears National Monuments in early December, NRDC, KS Wild and other EarthShare Oregon member groups continue the fight to protect the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southwestern Oregon.
Board of Directors
Special thanks to the passionate volunteers who lend their talents and time to EarthShare Oregon's board of directors and governing committees.