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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Healthy Climate Bill: Take action today!

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.

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Sowing “Territorial” Seeds of Change

There may be snow on the ground, ice in the water trough and a chill in your bones but it is time to THINK SPRING! When you crack open that colorful, hopeful seed catalog, remember you can help support ORA with your purchase.

Oregon Rural Action's annual seed fundraiser kicks off January 28th! When you buy your seeds through ORA, Territorial Seeds donates 45% of what you spend to support ORA's local chapters. Join us in sowing "Territorial Seeds" of change!

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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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