Portland, March 8th. The Leftbank Annex was brimming with State spirit as supporters of  Oregon Environmental Council raised their glasses to honor the important work of the environmental advocacy group. 400 people attend the benefit for the  nonprofit; it raised an estimated $72,000. Oregon Environmental Council supporter Ashley Henry, board member Marc Heisterkamp, and staff member Teke Dillender. (Photo Credit,  Liz Menke)

Caption: Michelle and Tony Soter, owners of Soter Vineyards, with Executive Director of the statewide nonprofit, Andrea Durbin.

Michelle and Tony Soter, owners of Soter Vineyards, with Executive Director of the statewide nonprofit, Andrea Durbin.

 

The night featured, "Delicious local food, wine, beer, cocktails and smart conversation with friends who share an appreciation for Oregon’s environment."

The night featured, "Delicious local food, wine, beer, cocktails and smart conversation with friends who share an appreciation for Oregon’s environment."

Jim Houser, owner of the Hawthorne Auto Clinic, celebrates at Oregon Environmental Council's annual event with the deputy director of the statewide environmental nonprofit, Chris Hagerbaumer.

Jim Houser, owner of the Hawthorne Auto Clinic, celebrates at Oregon Environmental Council's annual event with the deputy director of the statewide environmental nonprofit, Chris Hagerbaumer.

From Oregon Environmental Council: 

Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon – clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. As a member-supported nonprofit more than 40 years, we’ve been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the health of the place we call home.

The Oregon Environmental Council advances innovative, collaborative solutions to Oregon’s environmental challenges for today and future generations.

Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon – clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. As a member-supported nonprofit more than 40 years, we’ve been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the health of the place we call home.

We work to create innovative change on three levels:

  • We work with individuals to live green
  • We work with businesses, farmers and health providers to thrive with sustainable practices
  • We work with elected officials to create practical policy

Our vision for Oregon includes solving global warming, protecting kids from toxics, cleaning up our rivers, building sustainable economies, and ensuring healthy food and local farms.

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