Events

Thursday, April 6th from 2-5 PM & Monday, April 10th from 7-9:30 PM
Paint Luck Work Parties to Save Oregon’s Bees! @ McNail-Riley House in Eugene

Come one, come all! We are bringing supplies to make signs and banners to take to the steps of the Oregon State Capitol for Wildlife & Water Day! Please join us and flex your creative muscles! Bring any art supplies you want to contribute. If you haven’t yet painted banners and signs before, fret not! We will be providing models and instruction on how to paint them. Art supplies, suggestions, and creativity new welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9 (ends at 5 PM)

WHAT: “Wisdom in Water: Protecting a Universal Right” CAER Conference 2017
HOSTED BY: Coalition Against Environmental Racism (CAER) – University of Oregon
WHERE: Straub Hall – 1451 Onyx Street, Eugene, Oregon 97403
FREE Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Provided

Facebook event page
For more about CAER, see their Facebook page
For tickets (google doc)
Questions? Contact: caer@uoregon.edu

Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of Beyond Toxics will be speaking on a panel along with Huy Ong, the Executive Director at OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon.

 

Monday, April 17th
Kick-Off Nature Hike & Work Party
4-7PM @ Danebo & Roosevelt Blvd in West Eugene
Parking at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
550 N Danebo Ave

Friends of Trees and Beyond Toxics will lead an urban nature hike and non-chemical environmental restoration work party to kick off Earth Week 2017! Urban nature hike will be led by Joel Iboa and Erik Burke where they will be educating about environmental justice and urban spaces and planning in low income areas. During the work party, we will be weeding and mulching recently planted trees in this low-income area in West Eugene. We provide coffee and snacks to get you fueled up, as well as gloves, tools and trained volunteer guidance. It’s a great way to get outside, learn how to care for trees, meet people, fulfill service learning requirements and help make the Eugene/Springfield metro region greener and healthier!

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Tuesday, April 18th
Rachel Carson Film Showing
7:00PM @ Bijou Arts Cinema in Eugene

Purchase advance ticket sales here

Learn about the birth of the modern day environmental movement and how Carson’s courage ignited an ecological awareness that burns to this day! Perhaps the finest nature writer of the Twentieth Century, Rachel Carson (1907-1964) is remembered more today as the woman who challenged the notion that humans could obtain mastery over nature by chemicals, bombs and space travel than for her studies of ocean life. Her sensational book Silent Spring (1962) warned of the dangers to all natural systems from the misuse of chemical pesticides such as DDT, and questioned the scope and direction of modern science, initiated the contemporary environmental movement. Erik Burke from Friend of Trees, Jason Gonzales from Oregon Wild, and Lisa Arkin from Beyond Toxics will present modern day environmental issues including our local government’s regulation of toxic chemicals and educate people about ways to take action and continue to push the environmental movement forward after the film.

Half of ticket sales will benefit the work of Beyond Toxics!


 

Wednesday, April 19th
Rally for Wildlife & Water
Starts at 11AM @ the State Capital

Oregonians from around the state will gather at our Capitol to tell elected officials we want them to take a stand for water and wildlife. Join us on the Capitol Steps at 11am, where we will rally, and hear from speakers working to protect Oregon’s Water and Wildlife! Wear Blue for water, or brown and green for trees! Join 350 Eugene for an art party to make wildlife props, or bring your own! Carpooling and buses are being arranged by organizations around the state, find more information here as it becomes available!

 


Thursday, April 20th
Beyond Toxics Bingo Charity Drive
9:30PM @ Cornucopia on 5th

Charity benefit to support Beyond Toxics. Hood River Distillers is supporting the Grand Prize Giveaway with a Spitfire fire pit and two luxurious camping chairs.

There will also be cash and other prizes during the event!


Saturday, April 22nd
Earth Day Science Pub
Taking place after the Science March at 2:30 @ The Barn Light East

Local scientists Tom Titus and Brian Dykstra, as well as local community advocate Rachel Zitomer, will educate local communities about how humans relate to our natural world and ways to preserve it.

They will also be discussing the importance of Earth Day and how this year is one of the most important years yet and why we need to get involved. No RSVP or scientific background required. Just bring your curiosity, sense of humor, and appetite for food, drinks, and knowledge! 


A Night of Bliss – A Community Benefit and Celebration

BIG THANKS TO COCONUT BLISS…
and the amazing employees of Coconut Bliss and the wonderful volunteers
and all the business sponsors and supporters…(see below)

 

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100 mile Bakery
2 Towns Cider House
Agrarian Ales
Alpaca Spring Valley Farm
Another Look Inc.
Arriving By Bike
Authentica
Batty Bats
Beer Stein
Belly Taqueria
Beloved LLC (Vote for Dancing)
Blue Cliff Zen Center
Blue Lotus Chai
Botanical Interests
Bounce
Bright Creations
Burch’s
Burley
Cafe Mam
Capella
Cara Burns
Center for Appropriate Transportation
Clay Space
Coalesce Juicery
Community Yoga Project
Cooks, Pots and Tabletops
Creswell Bakery
Crux
Daily Hat
DD Smudge / Diana Haddy
Down to Earth
Eco Boutique
Emily Proudfoot
Eugene Magazine
Eugene Weekly
Evergreen Nutrition
Everyday People
Falling Sky
Float Om
Footwise
Framin’ Artworks
Fridays at the Farm
Gary Becker
Glassdance
Glide
Glory Bee Foods
Good Clean Love
Green Bee Glass
Grit
Harlequin Beads
Hayhurst Farms
Heather Marie Michaud Art
High Caliper Growing
Holistic Holiday at Sea
Honey Dew Naturals
Honeystone Candles
Humm Kombucha
Hummingbird
Illumination Wellness
Image King
InJoy Wellness
Inn At the 5th
Inner Traditions, Bear & Co.
Jem Nut Butters
Kemp Designs
Kiva

Labrang Tea Traders
Laughing Planet
Laura Pickering
Love Yoga
Maker’s 7
Marguerite Bourgault
Maria’s Pearl Creations
McKenzie Mist
McMenamins
Meg Orion Health Coach
Melange- 5th St. Market
Membrillo
Mill Creek Wood Works
Mother Earth News
Mountain Rose Herbs
Mudra Yoga Eugene
Nectar Creek
New School
New Twist
Noisette
Northern Sun Merchandising
Numi
Off the Waffle
Onsen
Open Circle
Oregon Truffle Festival
Organically Grown Co
Paul Bourgault
Paul Bourgault
Peggy Rodreguez
Pepper Tree Aviary
Potter’s Corner
Prana
Ritta’s Burritos
Riverwood Trading Company
Sarver
Science Factory
Shawn Kahl
Soap Alchemy
Springfield Creamery
Stargate
Steel Knight Designs
Sundance
Susanna’s
Sweet Cheeks
Sweet Life
Tai Vautier
Take a Country Look
Tap & Growler
The Crystal Heart
The Healthy Pet
The Tasteful Olive
Three Kingdom Colors
Toby’s Family Foods
Townshend’s Brew Dr.
Trumbly Designs
Tunetti Natural
Turn Key Promotions
UO Bookstore
UO Museum of Natural History
Whirled Pies
White Crystal Services
Whole Foods Market
Wildtime
Willamette Valley Vineyards
Yarn Doodles

 


 

WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AT BEE JAZZY THIS YEAR!
Thank you, kind friends and supporters, for your wonderful support!

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We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who came to our 3rd Annual Bee Jazzy Celebration this year! Those who bought tickets; volunteers (including several wonderful women from LUSH in Portland); the many business sponsors and supporters (see list below); the enchanting and talented Halie Loren and the musicians from the Halie Loren Trio; and our hosts, Silvan Ridge Winery.



Thanks to our business sponsors
: Mountain Rose Herbs, Oregon’s Constant Gardener, Kim Kelly, the Oregon Insurance LadyPacific Cascade Federal Credit UnionFarmer’s Insurance, Glory Bee Foods, Neil Kelly and supportersPrecision Capital and Oregon Pacific Bank.


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Thanks to Farmer’s Insurance for sponsoring the My Party Bus shuttle! Farmer’s Insurance Gets You There Safely!

Please support the businesses that support our work

Special thanks to Silvan Ridge Winery for hosting us for the third year in a row!

 


Won’t you join us in imagining, and working for, a world beyond toxics?

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