Events

Saturday, Nov. 18th

Pollinator Garden Work Party
Hosted by Beyond Toxics

WHEN: Saturday, November 18 at 10 AM – 1 PM
WHERE: Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene, Oregon 97405

Help us build a pesticide-free food haven for Oregon’s native bees and butterflies! Everyone is welcome to attend. We will remove invasive species and sow native wildflower seeds. If time permits we will create bee hotels and signage for this native demonstration garden plot too. Tools, instructions, water and honey sticks will be provided.
Location: Community Garden at Kennedy Middle School – Rain or Shine
Contact us for more info:
Krystal Abrams, 541-465-8860, kabrams@beyondtoxics.org.
Mysti Frost, 541-465-8860, mfrost@beyondtoxics.org.

Let us know if you plan on being there on our Facebook event page.



Tuesday, Nov. 21st

A Night in Solidarity with P.C.U.N. Farmworkers Union and Immigrant Rights
Featuring Nationally Renowned Tejana/Latina singer-songwriter Tish Hinojosa

WHAT: A Night in Solidarity with P.C.U.N. Farmworkers Union and Immigrant Rights
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 21
WHERE: EMU Ballroom, University of Oregon campus
COST: Free admission/Donations appreciated
• 6:30 p.m.: Springfield High School Mariachi del Sol
• 7:00 p.m.: Tish Hinojosa Trio in Concert

Families Welcome!

Sponsors include:
UO Multicultural Center and MEChA, LCC Multicultural Center and MEChA, Beyond Toxics, Springfield-Eugene SURJ, Friends of Sanctuary, City-wide MEChA, CALC, Downtown Languages, UO Labor Education and Research Center, Grupo Latino Acción Directa de Lane County, UO Department of Education Studies.

Let us know if you plan on being there on our Facebook event page.

Download the poster:
English (PDF) | Español (PDF)


SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017
Jueves Dic 7

WHAT: Noche Latinx benefit for Beyond Toxics’ Environmental Justice Campaign
Beneficio para la Campaña de Justicia Ambiental
WHEN: Thursday, Dec. 7th from 9 pm to 2 am (bar closing)
WHERE: Wayward Lamb 150 W. Broadway, Eugene, Oregon 97401: between Olive & Charnelton (Entre Olive y Charnelton) – google maps
COST: $5 Cover (Entrada es $5)

Featuring salsa, bachata, reggaeton, and cumbia music. Music starts at 9 PM and goes until the bar closes at 2 AM. Custom Cocktail Menu* (Cócteles Latinoamericanos) | Art Exhibit (Exhibición de Arte) | Food Truck: Navarro’s Latin Creole Kitchen (Camión de Comida: Navarro’s Latin Creole Kitchen)

Download the event poster (Espanol)
Download the event poster (English)

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* As part of their “Pints For A Cause,” Ninkasi will be providing their Helles Belles Lager in one of the cocktails!


SAVE THE DATE: Friday, Dec. 8th

Environmental Justice Task Force – Salem Meeting
Hosted by Beyond Toxics and OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon

WHEN: Friday, December 8 from 8 AM – 5 PM
WHERE: Salem, Oregon (exact location to be announced)

Join Beyond Toxics and OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon this upcoming December 8th for the Environmental Justice Taskforce Meeting and engage in finding solutions for Environmental Injustice issues for your community.

There will be space and activities for children, so feel free to bring the whole family!

Let us know if you plan on being there on our Facebook event page

Here’s a list of possible topics to comment on:
1. Worker safety from harsh chemicals
2. Forestry and herbicide sprays/drinking water and home protections
3. Landslides
4. Drinking water – quality and quantity
5. Climate change impacts
6. Ocean issues; fisheries issues
7. Other rural issues

About the Task Force:
Environmental justice is equal protection from environmental and health hazards, and meaningful public participation in decisions that affect the environment in which people live, work, learn, practice spirituality and play. “Environmental justice communities” include minority and low-income communities, tribal communities, and other communities traditionally underrepresented in public processes.

When state agencies make decisions that affect our environment it is critical that low-income and minority populations are not disproportionately affected. The Environmental Justice Task Force (EJTF) was created by the Legislature to help protect Oregonians from disproportionate environmental impacts on minority and low-income populations. The EJTF encourages state agencies to give all people knowledge and access to improve decisions that affect the environment and the health of all Oregonian.

Please take a few moments to fill out this Google form to let us know if you are coming and would like reimbursements for travel
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Únase a Beyond Toxics y OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon este próximo 8 de Diciembre para la Reunión de la Comisión para Justicia Ambiental y participe en la búsqueda de soluciones para asuntos de Injusticia Ambiental para su comunidad.

¿Acerca de la Comision?
La justicia ambiental es igual protección de los riesgos ambientales y de la salud, y la participación significativa del público en las decisiones que afectan el medio ambiente en el que la gente vive, trabaja, aprende, practica la espiritualidad y el juego. Las “comunidades de justicia ambiental” incluyen comunidades minoritarias y de bajos ingresos, comunidades tribales y otras comunidades tradicionalmente sub-representadas en los procesos públicos.

Cuando las agencias estatales toman decisiones que afectan nuestro ambiente, es crítico que las poblaciones de bajos ingresos y minorías no sean afectadas de manera desproporcionada. La Fuerza de Tarea de Justicia Ambiental (EJTF) fue creada por la Legislatura para ayudar a proteger a los Oregonianos de impactos ambientales desproporcionados en poblaciones minoritarias y de bajos ingresos. El EJTF anima a las agencias estatales a dar a todas las personas el conocimiento y el acceso para mejorar las decisiones que afectan el medio ambiente y la salud de todos los habitantes de Oregón.

Aquí hay una lista de posibles temas para comentar:
1. Seguridad del trabajador de los productos químicos ásperos
2. Aerosoles forestales y herbicidas / agua potable y protecciones de viviendas
3. Deslizamientos de tierra
4. Agua potable – calidad y cantidad
5. Impactos del cambio climático
6. Cuestiones oceánicas; Cuestiones pesqueras
7. Otras cuestiones rurales

Tómese unos momentos para rellenar este formulario de Google para informarnos si viene y desea reembolsos por viajes.


Bee Jazzy was a HUGE success this year!

Thank you Silvan Ridge Winery for hosting the event for the 4th year in a row! Thank you Halie Loren Jazz Trio with Halie Loren, Matt Treder and Brian West and thanks to the Dana McWayne Quartet.

Special thanks to all our wonderful sponors:
Mountain Rose Herbs
GloryBee FoodsCafé Mam, Cornucopia, Eugene Weekly, Buffalo Exchange and Garden Fever!Organically Grown Company , Smith Family Bookstore , and Hummingbird Wholesale.

Thanks to our food cartsAll Thai’d Up (thai food) and Navarro’s Latin Creole kitchen


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