A Repair and Reuse grant from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality can be transformative for a small business or nonprofit. “The DEQ was great to work with, I can say that,” said Willa Bauman, operations manager at the ToolBox Project in Eugene. The nonprofit runs a tool library, where members borrow tools instead ofContinue reading “DEQ Repair and Reuse grants spur growth for small businesses and nonprofits”
Monthly Archives: April 2020
DEQ Director’s Message for Earth Day 2020
“The first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970 was the beginning of a broader awakening for me and many others about the effects of our ways of life on the health of our communities and the environment. “
50 years later, Earth Day message still resonates
50 years after the first Earth Day, the message that we’re in this together resonates as never before.
Staying connected while working apart
While Oregonians are practicing physical distancing and taking other precautions as we weather the COVID-19 pandemic together, staff can still connect whether it’s 6 feet or 6 miles apart. Here are some friendly faces of staff from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality who continue to adjust to working at home.
State agencies ask Oregonians to voluntarily refrain from outdoor burning while communities respond to COVID-19
In response to the “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, a coalition of Oregon state agencies are asking Oregonians to voluntarily refrain from conducting outdoor burning.
DEQ Launches Office of Greenhouse Gas Programs
The Office of Greenhouse Gas Programs is leading the Department of Environmental Quality’s effort to reduce Oregon’s contribution to global greenhouse gas pollution. The Office will execute the directions to DEQ in Governor Brown’s executive order to fight climate change, and will begin work immediately to develop and implement programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.