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Could you use a few more days at the beach, EarthShare Supporter?

So could we! Good thing EarthShare Oregon member groups still have plenty of ways to get outside and bask in the sunshine from the coast to the Cascades to the high desert of Eastern Oregon.

While we're not quite ready for summer to be over, we're definitely looking forward to autumn. This year, it's chock-full of fantastic eco-opportunities all over the state. Read on to get your early-bird preview...


Give Yourself a Fresh Orientation
Which way to a greener planet?

With all the big green events taking place in the next couple months, you're sure to find inspiration that'll last the whole year:

You'll discover dozens of worthy ways to spend your time with The Standard's annual Volunteer Expo on September 8th in Pioneer Courthouse Square.

Love a good ecofilm? How about a whole day of 'em? The Wild & Scenic Film Festival with Oregon Natural Desert Association comes to Bend on September 9th.

Tour some of Oregon's best catios (that's "cat patios"), ecohomes & gardens, waterfalls, and solar-powered neighborhoods. (Details in the Events column---->)

If, like 2/3 of Oregonians, you live in the Willamette Valley, you'll want to sign up for the Great Willamette Cleanup on October 1st with Willamette Riverkeeper.

Wherever you live, you can be part of Northwest Earth Institute's 2016 EcoChallenge from October 14th - 28th. With a whole new website, it's easier to participate and more fun than ever before.

Are you interested in a greener, more equitable business community in Portland and throughout Oregon? Check out the program for this year's GoGreen Conference on October 5th.

Plus, save 20% when you register with the code "PDX16"


The School of Green
Keep it cool with back-to-school tips from EarthShare.

Whether you're a teacher, a parent, or a student, sustainability in the classroom can be a challenge, especially when school health and safety are already a big concern.

The good news is, there's still plenty you can do to keep back-to-school an exciting and earth-friendly time for everyone.

Stocking up on basics? Don't overlook your local thrift shops. Some, like SCRAP, even specialize in school, office and art supplies (we're big fans here at EarthShare). For bigger projects, try DIY hotspot BRING Recycling. Your budget will go further, and your carbon footprint will be much, much lower.

To give kids an environmental boost when it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), our friends at the National Environmental Education Foundation have a whole website of ideas, including a blog, toolkits, webinars and other resources.

If outdoor education is a priority, keep an eye on the November ballot, when voters have a chance to determine whether Outdoor School for All becomes a reality for every child in Oregon.

Click here for more ways to keep it green this fall.


We just wanted to say...
Thank you, EarthShare donors!

As a new season of giving gets underway, we want to say "Thank you!" to everyone who gives through an EarthShare campaign. You make a world of difference to environmental efforts in Oregon and beyond, and you definitely rock our world!

This month, we're also extending some major gratitude to our workplace partner Stoel Rives LLP, who recently relocated to the just-completed (and LEED Platinum) Park Avenue West Tower in downtown Portland. Their new space includes custom furnishings, so they had to figure out what to do with nearly 10 floors of left-behind office furniture.

What did they decide?

They donated it, delivery and all, to nonprofits across the city!

In addition to being a socially- and environmentally-conscious choice, the scale of Stoel Rives' donation amazes us. The EarthShare Oregon office was one of many beneficiaries, and all we can say is, "Thank you!"

The timing was perfect!


New Faces, New Season of Giving
Welcome, Terri & Ben!

Why is EarthShare Oregon excited to have more office furniture?

Because we have more people! This month, the EarthShare Oregon team added not one, but two new members.

Terri Rottman comes to us as an Encore Fellow from workplace partner Intel. She is our Special Projects Manager with an emphasis on all things technological.

Ben Swetland relocated from Eugene to become our Finance Assistant, just in time to play a big part in managing the State of Oregon Employees' Charitable Fund Drive--our biggest workplace giving campaign.

Welcome, Terri & Ben!

As the giving season starts up across Oregon, you can help keep Terri, Ben, and everyone else here at EarthShare busy by continuing your generous donations, and by connecting with us online and in person. For your daily dose of green...

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EarthShare Oregon

Volunteer

Sep 1 | Online
Course Organizer Training Webinar with Northwest Earth Institute

Sep 1-4 | Cottonwood Canyon
Fence Pull with Oregon Natural Desert Association

Sep 6 | Online
Last Day to Comment on Portland Harbor Superfund Cleanup Plan

Sep 8 | Portland
Volunteer Expo with The Standard

Sep 9-11 | Zumwalt Prairie
Work Weekend with Nature Conservancy

Sep 12 | Portland
Activist Training with Portland Audubon

Sep 17 | Tualatin
River Cleanup with Tualatin Riverkeepers

Sep 17 | Cascade Head
Blackberry Removal with Nature Conservancy

Sep 18 | Corvallis
Avery House Garden Work Party with Native Plant Society

Sep 22-25 | Blacktop Butte
Fence Pull with ONDA

Sep 23 & 24 | Corvallis
Trail Work Days with Greenbelt Land Trust

Sep 24 | Statewide
Coastal Cleanup Day with Surfrider & SOLVE

Sep 25 | Portland
Restore Mt. Tabor Park with Nature Conservancy

Sep 28 | Clarno
Annual Willow Harvest with ONDA

Sep 29-Oct 2 | Malheur
Fence Pull with ONDA

Oct 1 | Willamette Valley
Great Willamette Cleanup with Willamette Riverkeeper

Oct 3-5 | Canyonville
Clean Kincaid's Lupine with Institute for Applied Ecology

& more at EarthShare!



Events, etc.

Aug 30 - Sep 12 | Mt. Hood
Summer Basecamp Session 2 with Bark

Aug 31 | Portland
Wild Wednesday with Oregon Wild

Aug 31 | Portland
Superfund Community Forum with Portland Audubon & Willamette Riverkeeper

Aug 31 | Portland
Solar Drinks & Walking Tour with Solar Oregon

Sep 3 | Corvallis
Ethnobotany Walk with Greenbelt Land Trust

Sep 3 | Portland
Vulture Awareness Day Festival with Portland Audubon


Sep 6 | The Dalles
Mosier Oil Train Hearing with Columbia Riverkeeper

Sep 7 | Corvallis
"Beers Made By Walking" Release Party with Greenbelt Land Trust

Sep 9 | Bend
Wild & Scenic Film Festival with ONDA

Sep 10 | Portland
4th Annual Catio Tour with Portland Audubon

Sep 10 | Wheatland
Willamette Greenway Scenic Paddle Tour with Willamette Riverkeeper & Oregon State Parks & Rec

Sep 10 | Tualatin River
Waterfall Tour with Tualatin Riverkeepers

Sep 10-17 | Mt. Hood
Hood to Gorge with Sierra Club


Sep 11 | Eugene
Sustainable Home & Garden Tour with BRING Recycling

Sep 15 | Eugene
Exquisite Orchids of Oregon with Native Plant Society

Sep 16-18 | Jawbone Flats
Photography in the Ancient Forest with Opal Creek

Sep 17 | Willamette Mission
Restoration Bike Tour with Willamette Riverkeeper

Sep 21 | Corvallis
Cascadia Cave Archaelogy Tour with Greenbelt Land Trust

Sep 22 | Grouse Gap
Outdoor Sketching & Painting with KS Wild

Sep 29 | Portland
Climate Justice & Poetry with Oregon Environmental Council

& more at EarthShare!

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