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.
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!
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!
The first week of this month brings us the Western Organization of Resource Councils (WORC) Board of Directors, Annual Meeting, taking place this year in Ontario Oregon (June 6-9) at the Clarion Inn, 1249 Tapadera Avenue. The agenda will include educational tracks for organizers, staff directors and support staff as well as a number of workshops and policy roundtables. The conference can be attended by ORA members and if you’re interested in...