Beyond Toxics is a feisty, dedicated, grassroots environmental health non-profit based in Oregon. Our primary focus is public education and advocacy for the public interest. Together with people in communities across Oregon, we work to leave a long-lasting legacy of clean air, healthy people and a toxics-free environment. (See what people are saying about us | Read about our recent accomplishments)
We are winning in our various campaigns that protect your health and Oregon’s air, water and forests!
This year, Beyond Toxics was the first and primary organization serving rural communities in their fight to hold aerial herbicide sprayers accountable.
In 2015, Beyond Toxics worked with Oregonians and the legislature to pass new laws regulating aerial sprays. We shined in our role as conscientious watchdogs. Our research and media team exposed how truck drivers and loggers got sprayed with herbicides while doing their job. We made sure reluctant state agencies beefed up their monitoring and enforced laws. We held legislators’ feet to the fire. This resulted in penalties of nearly $100,000 and passage of historic new laws regulating pesticide sprays!
We’re not stopping there. We are making sure that Oregon has fair and just climate and energy policies. Please read my latest guest opinion piece about the connection between clear air, healthy communities and renewable energy!
In the coming year…we will be on the front lines of moving Oregon towards true climate justice policies that ensure green energy, clean air and protecting environmental justice communities. We will expand our work to protect drinking water from pesticide drift and run-off. This spring we will be delivering tens of thousands of signatures demanding government action to end aerial spraying in watersheds that provide Oregon’s drinking water!
As a member of Beyond Toxics, you’ll be on our email list for important legislative and campaign action alerts and on our mailing list for our semi-annual newsletter.
and…If you sign up for a new membership or renew your membership at the $60 level, you’ll get a FREE durable organic cotton tote bag (Made in USA!)*
You can also donate the old-fashioned way: make your check out to: Beyond Toxics and mail to: Beyond Toxics | P.O. Box 1106 | Eugene, OR 97440
(*For the first 50 people who sign up for membership online.)
We are now proud members of EarthShare! With EarthShare, you can donate at work with simple payroll deduction contributions. Your employer may even match your gift, increasing the impact of your investment. For more information, check with your Human Resources manager. If you do not have a giving campaign at work, please contact them, and we can meet with decision-makers at your company.
Won’t you join us in imagining, and working for, a world beyond toxics?
Beyond Toxics is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are fully tax-deductible. Please consider giving a gift of a Beyond Toxics membership to a friend or family member!