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Lisa Arkin, Executive Director
Beyond Toxics
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NEWS RELEASE – Sept. 13, 2017

Open House celebrates a new office in Southern Oregon
and kicks off the Buzzway Map Project

Beyond Toxics opens new office in Southern Oregon:
An enduring and fierce advocate for environmental justice

PHOENIX, ORE — Beyond Toxics is joining together with two strong Jackson County organizations to open a new office in Phoenix, Oregon. Starting with an open house on Saturday, September 16th, you will find the Center for Creative Change and Pollinator Project Rogue Valley, together with Beyond Toxics at their new office, located at 107 W. First Ave.

This shared office will be a place to create the change needed to reduce the dangerous risk pesticides pose to Oregon’s water quality, forests, people and pollinators. The Phoenix office space will offer an opportunity for concerned individuals, businesses and other organizations to come together to help create a sustainable Rogue Valley. It will also serve as a meeting space for community events and educational opportunities.

According to Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of Beyond Toxics, “We face real and persistent threats to justice, environmental protection and community health. Opening a southern Oregon office helps us meet the need for greater unity in our goal to build a statewide environmental justice movement.”

The press and members of the public are invited to attend our Phoenix Office Open House on Saturday, September 16 from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at 107 W. First Ave. Representative Pam Marsh (D-Ashland) will provide a welcome and discussion of the importance of pollinators. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Pollinator Buzzway, a project of our partner Pollinator Project Rogue Valley. Join us for refreshments, music, pollinator art, games and more.

Beyond Toxics is a grassroots organizer and policy advocate serving rural and frontline communities who are disproportionally impacted and harmed by exposure to toxics in their communities, homes and work places. We are leading statewide campaigns to stop aerial herbicide sprays, guarantee protections from pesticide for farm and forestry workers, overhaul our air and water quality regulations and protect bees and food security.

Pollinator Project Rogue Valley promotes the health of Oregon’s pollinators for the integrity of food systems as well as wildlife and ecosystems. The Center for Creative Change is a community-based center for artists, non-profits and civic projects seeking to improve life for people in the Rogue Valley.

Contact: Lisa Arkin, Exec. Director, Beyond Toxics, (541) 465-8860,

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Kristina Lefever (L), Director of Pollinator Project Rogue Valley and Lisa Arkin (R), Executive Director of Beyond Toxics in front of the new, shared Southern Oregon office of Beyond Toxics

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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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