Please say thank you! Thank the City Council & Fiscal Committee for supporting La Grande kids, our library & pool. Blue Mountain Chapter (BMC) member’s joined with many community members and were successful getting the La Grande City Council to retain funding for vital services like the pool and library! We are very grateful that the Council listened to comments like the BMC position and unanimously voted to recommend keeping...
Now is a critical time for the climate movement in Oregon. Right now, legislators in Salem are considering setting a limit on carbon pollution, make our energy portfolio coal free, create electric car charging networks, create jobs in renewable energy, and community solar in our state.
There are already limits on emissions in our laws, but there is no way to enforce them. The Healthy Climate bill will hold big polluters accountable for the cost of what they are dumping into our air and water. Up to this point, we are paying the costs, in the form of missed work days and medical bills from lung disease, severe allergies and asthma attacks. We pay for record-breaking wildfires and droughts that hurt family farmers and raise food prices.
We are holding our next quarterly meeting of the BMC on December 10th, 2015 at the Public Library (Community Room), from 5:30p - 7:30p. We will enjoy live music by Grande Rondolin, each other's company, and lively discussions on topics that matter to you. This meeting is a potluck, so please bring your favorite winter dish! Also during this time, we are looking to recruit new members to the BMC Executive Committee. Due to a recent Board decision, there is now room for TWO (2) Chapter Representatives. If you would like to nominate someone (including yourself), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A letter from ORA member and local contractor, Palmer Dobbs, about Solarize Union County. "Summer is ramping up and so is the Solarize effort. We need your help spreading the word about the Solarize Union County effort! Your voice and passion for this effort is greatly needed to encourage NE Oregon residents to take advantage of this amazing offer to Go Solar! Let’s prove that Eastern Oregonians want and deserve renewable, homegrown energy!"
Calling all Gardeners! Help us spread the word (if not the manure/or compost). Springtime across our region is prompting the re-opening of Community Gradens in several counties, and there are garden plots available for you, your friends, neighbors, local food pantries, 4-H clubs or Master Gardeners. There are also "open garden" times scheduled all season at the garden in Ontario. Read on!