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Jun 7, 2012

Thank you for helping to protect Oregon

I Share for Our Children
I Share for Our Children's Future...

First, THANK YOU for helping to protect Oregon's unique quality of life for today and for future generations.

As you are certainly aware, threats to our natural world are growing, as are demands on the lands, food, water, energy, and other resources people and wildlife need to thrive. As green as Oregon IS, the efforts made thus far are simply not enough.  We need more people and businesses supporting the environmental movement.  EarthShare, and your gifts to us, are working to make that happen.

Right now, EarthShare Oregon member groups are actively working on issues and threats like:

  • Possible coal trains running through the Columbia River Gorge and Portland are threatening our natural treasures, as well as our health.  Sierra Club's Oregon Chapter is taking an active role in opposing this development: Read more...
  • A new, innovative water quality trading program by The Freshwater Trust is bringing business and environmental protection closer together.  Read more...
  • Our member groups are offering cheap, nature-focused family fun all summer! Visit http://earthshare-oregon.org/activities to find a paddle trip, hike, or birding trip perfect for you...

EarthShare Oregon also needs your help this summer -- we need Oregon businesses to join our team of engaged workforces.  We need your help to recruit new environmental donors, volunteers and supporters.  Contact Meghan Humphreys at meghan@earthshare-oregon.org if you know of a business that could begin offering environmental workplace giving to their employees.  Your help would make it easy for MORE people to be like you - a steward of Oregon's environmental legacy.

Thank you!

Mar 8, 2012

Earth Day reminds us to do just a little bit more...

Hikers in the Columbia River Gorge
Hikers in the Columbia River Gorge

EarthShare and our member charities are preparing to celebrate Earth Day on Sunday, April 22nd, with a long list of great ways for you to get involved.  Of course, the donation you've already made is good -- but you can use your time and talents, too, for volunteer opportunities and educational outings:

  • Friends of Trees is partnering with EarthShare-participating businesses to get their employees out planting trees along I-205 through NE & SE Portland. This long-barren stretch of highway is growing a new forest along the multi-use path frequented by walkers and cyclists, thanks to all the volunteers that are working so hard.
  • Columbia Riverkeeper trains and leads a team of volunteers to act as "eyes and ears" on a part of the Columbia River throughout the year, report pollution, pick up trash, and even take samples of the river water a few times a year.  These volunteers are crucial to protecting the Columbia River for all Oregonians!
  • Friends of the Columbia Gorge is leading hikes, bike rides, and stewardship work parties with the goal of bringing you out to see a new place (and care for these spots) this spring and summer.

All these opportunities and more are always listed at http://earthshare-oregon.org -- all year long, you'll find events, classes, and ways to give your time to any of our EarthShare member charities throughout Oregon.

Thank you for giving through EarthShare -- your gift makes it possible for our 70 member charities to keep people healthy, protect places for wildlife, and reduce global warming, both in Oregon and across the globe.

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Dec 5, 2011

EarthShare Oregon groups saving what we love

EarthShare Oregon currently has more than 100 giving campaigns at Oregon businesses, most of which are taking pledges now. If you work for one of our business partners, you can give at work (or through GlobalGiving if you work at Nike or work for a business without a formal EarthShare campaign.)

EarthShare ensures that, for our donors, every dollar donated through EarthShare benefits nonprofits that are doing their work and doing it responsibly. We scrutinize their financial information, audits and stories about current projects to confirm that donors' dollars are making positive environmental change in Oregon and around the world.

Here are some NEW accomplishments by EarthShare Oregon members, made possible by our donors:

Northwest Earth Institute reached a course participant milestone—its 125,000th participant joined in discussion courses on topics including reducing dependence on oil, workplace sustainability, and simpler living.

Hells Canyon Preservation Council reduced improper old growth logging in the Hells Canyon area by 293 acres (70 percent), and temporary road building in the area by 50 percent.

Native Plant Society of Oregon - held 160 field trips, work parties, and workshops in ecosystems throughout Oregon. These trips educate participants (members and non-members alike) about Oregon’s natural history and native vegetation.

Thank you for giving through EarthShare -- your gift supports 70 charities like these that are keeping people healthy, protecting places for wildlife, and reducing global warming, both in Oregon and across the globe.

Aug 31, 2011

EarthShare prepares for Fall 2011 Giving Campaigns

Feel this good about helping Oregon
Feel this good about helping Oregon's environment!

EarthShare Oregon is ramping up for more than 100 giving campaigns at Oregon businesses – reaching more than 150,000 Oregonians. If you work for one of our business partners, you can give at work (or through GlobalGiving if you work at Nike or work for a small business.)

The work we do ensures that, for our donors, every dollar donated through EarthShare benefits nonprofits that are doing their work and doing it responsibly. We scrutinize their financial information, audits and stories about current projects to confirm that donors' dollars are making positive environmental change in Oregon and around the world.

Here are some new accomplishments by EarthShare Oregon members, made possible by our donors:

Renewable Northwest Project added 400 megawatts (MWs) of renewable power resources to the Northwest in 2010. The region now has more than 5,100 MWs of wind, solar and geothermal – enough energy to power 1.1 million average Northwest homes.

World Wildlife Fund Protected over 30 million acres of new areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This area, roughly the size of Greece, will provide vital habitat for species like African Elephants and Mountain Gorillas.

Willamette Riverkeeper monitored Willamette River water quality every month at 47 sites between Eugene and Portland. Last year, volunteers logged a total of 1,200 hours to ensure healthy river water quality using testing protocols approved by Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.

Thank you for giving through EarthShare -- your gift supports 70 charities like these that are keeping people healthy, protecting places for wildlife, and reducing global warming, both in Oregon and across the globe.

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May 10, 2011

All EarthShare Oregon members renew for 2011 term

Pacific Northwest salmon (photo by Jean Hamilla)
Pacific Northwest salmon (photo by Jean Hamilla)

 

EarthShare Oregon recently completed our 2011 re-affiliation process, and ALL 70 of our members have renewed for this coming campaign year! 

Our work within the environmental community, and our promise to our donors, is to ensure that every dollar donated through EarthShare benefits nonprofits that are doing their work and doing it responsibly. We scrutinize their financial information, audits and stories about current projects to confirm that donors' dollars are making positive environmental change in Oregon and around the world.

A few new accomplishments by EarthShare Oregon members, made possible by our donors, include:

 

Tualatin Riverkeepers trained volunteers facilitated community paddle trips for more than 600 people in 2010. TRK has led more than 12,000 people on family-friendly guided paddle trips on the Tualatin River since 1993.

The Environmental Center is transforming a vacant City of Bend lot into the Kansas Avenue Learning Garden. The garden demonstrates low-water, chemical-free home and garden techniques, such as xeriscaping, native landscaping, and composting for local residents to learn in a hands-on environment.

Columbia Riverkeeper defended the Columbia River Estuary ecosystem from two proposed coal plants and two Liquefied Natural Gas terminals that would have filled or dredged 100+ acres of salmon nurseries, and generated greenhouse gases equivalent to 4 million cars' emissions.

Thank you for giving through EarthShare -- your gift is 70 supporting organizations like these who are keeping people healthy, protecting places for wildlife, and reducing global warming, both in Oregon and across the globe.

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EarthShare Oregon

Portland, Oregon, United States
http://earthshare-oregon.org

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