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Your Share - February 2012

Want to see coal dust flying in the Columbia Gorge? Well, how about home-grown veggies in your garden? EarthShare member charities can help you stop one, and start the other!

Want a native or edible garden?

Like many Oregonians, you probably want to use our (usually) temperate climate to lower your grocery bills and make your yard more attractive. But if you’re new to gardening, where do you start planning? Here are a few resources from EarthShare members:

 

Plan your spring and summer outdoor adventures!

EarthShare Oregon member charities offer ways to get out and enjoy the treasures that you help protect with your EarthShare donation.  Don’t wait to sign up for these popular spring and summer hikes, weekend workshops, and other excursions:

Gorge hikers

 

Coal terminals could affect Oregon communities’ quality of life

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EarthShare Oregon groups (both local AND national) are working to bring attention to the harmful effects of coal shipping terminals that are threatening the quality of life in Oregon.  One terminal is slated for St. Helens, another planned for Coos Bay.

Earthjustice is taking a lead role in opposing the Coos Bay coal export facility, which would also involve the largest dredging project in state history. Read more…

Columbia Riverkeeper and Friends of the Columbia Gorge are working to educate local citizens about the effects a coal export terminal could have in St. Helens and other Columbia River communities. Read more, and see video of a coal train and the pollution it creates…

 

Employee giving campaigns are going on this spring at:

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Organically Grown

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