Energy Team: Lots to talk about

On the Agenda… Energy Equity = Affordable Housing with Community Solar We have good support for an initiative to work for affordable housing with community solar here in Union County. The County has voiced interest in the effort, and the Oregon Trail Electric Co-Op has also. Two long-time ORA members with business backgrounds and experience in developing renewable energy are part of the team as well. Our first try at funding from the Meyer...

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County-wide Event Keeps Drugs Out Of Area Waterways

On Saturday, May 22nd, the Columbia Basin Chapter sponsored a pharmaceutical drug disposal day in Hermiston. Working with the Oregon State Police and Good Shepherd Medical Center, members collected four large boxes of unused or unwanted medications for incineration. A similar event, sponsored by Umatilla County Commission to Reduce Underage Drinking and Drugging and St. Anthony’s Hospital, took place in Pendleton on the same day, also...

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Kicking Off the Columbia Basin Chapter

Over 30 people gathered on November 20, in Hermiston to celebrate the kick off of Oregon Rural Action’s fourth and newest chapter. Not bad for an evening when a half dozen other events were taking place around town! Those in attendance were treated to a delicious lasagna, salad and garlic bread dinner as they listened to presentations on Oregon Rural Action, the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC), and the new...

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Local Groups Partner to Start Hermiston Community Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 26, 2008   Local Groups Partner to Start Hermiston Community Garden Diverse Coalition of Groups Aims to Make Hermiston Community Garden a Reality Hermiston, OR – M Community & Harvest Gardens, Oregon Rural Action, and the Agape House have partnered to design, build and tend a community garden in Hermiston, Oregon.  The garden will be located on ½ acre of land at the intersection of West Beech Street and...

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