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Lisa Arkin, Executive Director
Beyond Toxics
Phone 541-465-8860 |

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CENTRAL POINT, ORE. – On Saturday, February 11th, 8:30am-4:30pm at the Jackson County OSU Extension, scientists, educators, local businesses and community members will gather to learn about and discuss the importance of native pollinators. In addition to presenting the latest science, participants will learn about ways people can manage healthy, productive landscapes that support and enhance the health of native pollinator species.

OSU Extension, Beyond Toxics and Pollinator Partnership Rogue Valley are working together to provide education of how bee-killing neonicotinoids are impacting ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest. Nationally renown scientists will present their most recent research and focus on evidence-based solutions to combat the decline of native pollinators and the effects neonicotinoids are having on Pacific Northwest watersheds, landscapes and ecosystems. OSU Master Gardeners will provide tips on how to plant pollinator habitats, leave un-mowed sections of lawn for foraging areas and refrain from using pesticides.

Take action to protect our insect pollinators by joining Beyond Toxics and Pollinator Project Rogue Valley at Jackson County OSU Extension in Central Point. Protecting Pollinators Forum is on Saturday from 8:30am-4:30pm. Tickets are $15 at the door and $5 off for Master Gardeners. DETAILS->>

Press Release (PDF)

Contact: Lisa Arkin, Exec. Director, or Krystal Abrams, Events Coordinator
Beyond Toxics: 541-465-8860

Portland, OR (9/15/2016)

Eastside Portland Air Coalition (EPAC) and Beyond Toxics, two organizations appointed to the Cleaner Air Oregon Policy Committee are openly expressing concerns about the Governor’s Cleaner Air Oregon Initiative process. They are asking the Governor, the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Environmental Quality to clarify uncertainties and address procedural gaps before the work of the Cleaner Air Oregon Advisory Committee begins.

Full Press Release (PDF)

Beyond Toxics’ Mission

Beyond Toxics works to guarantee environmental protections and health for all communities and residents, regardless of their background, income or where their home is located. We expose root causes of toxic pollution and help communities find solutions that are appropriate to their needs.

Beyond Toxics’ Promise
Beyond Toxics will act responsibly and aggressively to protect the public and the environment from toxic poisoning.

Beyond Toxics’ Vision
We envision a future in which all Oregonians:

Know about the pollutants they are exposed to in our air, water, food and consumer products; the sources of those pollutants; and the health impacts of short and long term exposure.

Guarantee an equal right for each and every human to have clean air, clean water, unpolluted soils, safe consumer products and a healthy community in which to live.

Prioritize a child’s health as the standard by which decisions are made regarding the use and disposal of toxic chemicals.

Choose the least toxic alternatives available for products used in homes, businesses and public facilities.

Participate actively in decision-making processes that impact public and environmental health.

 Hold our elected officials and regulatory agencies accountable to enforce environmental protection, pollution prevention and clean-up laws.

Hold our elected officials and regulatory agencies accountable to promoting laws, policies and technologies that provide protections for environmental and human health.

What We Do
Beyond Toxics was founded in 2000 and has since played a unique organizing role in Oregon: we put equal emphasis (and equal resources) into environmental justice engagement and community-based environmental research with the intent to influence state policy reform. We fulfill our mission by building social justice concerns into all environmental decision-making, thereby uniting the goals of human rights and environmental protection in all our work.

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