On Earth Day’s 45th anniversary, we should give thanks for the many organizations and people working to ensure that we have a home that continues to be livable and biodiverse. In State of Giving, we profile a diverse range of seminal Oregon eco-nonprofits and people, including:
- Eugene’s Bring Recyclingand their small donors and volunteers
- the Malheur Field Station, its directors, and its diverse supporters
- the Gray Family Foundationand the family personalities that power it
- Bandon’s Washed Ashore Projectand its volunteers and visionary founder
- the McKenzie River Trustand its co-founder and defender, Tom Bowerman
- the Hayes’ family’s sustainable forest Hyla Woods, and their involvement with the Oregon Nature Conservancy
- Port Orford Ocean Resource Team‘s grassroots, award-winning marine conservation
- Sustainable Northwest, Lake County Resource Initiative, and Wallowa Resources‘ commitments to building triple-bottom-line community consensus
- And more.
Whether you’re in the book or not, a big shout-out to all you watchdog, policy, legal, research, conservation, sustainability, renewable energy, recycling, consensus-building, species-specific, educational, and awareness-raising environmental orgs out there. Keep up the good work! #sustainability #conservation #triplebottomline #environmentalnonprofits #healthyplanet #resilience
We thought we’d leave you with some of our favorite photos from the book that reflect just how important it is to protect what we have here in Oregon.