We have four areas of program work to pursue our goals:
- Friends of Healthy Bees Collaboration Project
- Forestry Pesticide Project
- Chemical Trespass and Human Rights (includes videos and written stories of chemical trespass)
- The Oregon Pesticide Action Working Group, a network of Oregonians from several rural counties working on pesticide drift, body burden, water quality, highway spray, and more.
- Safe Public Places Project (successfully passed into Oregon law June 4, 2013; model language for your state)
- The West Eugene Industrial Corridor Environmental Justice Project
- Environmental Justice Bus Tour (see the new slide show from April 13th, 2012)
- Human rights and chemical exposure
- Rural and worker exposures to pesticides (coming soon)
- Healthy Air Oregon
- Biomass and Air Impacts; Biomass and climate change
- Stop Coal in Oregon
- Point Source Pollution
Healthy Homes Campaign
- Information and alternatives to dangerous household products and chemical cleaners lurking in your home. See our listing–>
How we do our work
Beyond Toxics works to see that job growth does not, in reality, lead to pollution growth. When an Oregon community faces a potentially harmful activity or facility, we can help them address the risk for harm by:
- Working to ensure a strong consideration of environmental justice and everyone’s right to clean air, water, land and food.
- Exercising the community’s right-to-know about what is released into their air, water and soil.
- Employing alternative assessments that lead to toxics-use reduction and elimination.
- Infusing the precautionary principle into all policy decisions, at every level of government.
- Helping neighborhoods and communities get educated and organized by holding town halls, forums, film series and rallies.
- Building empowerment through trainings, actions and working groups.
Communities are often confronted with a false dichotomy: choose between jobs or clean air; economic growth or a healthy environment. This is an outdated paradigm.
- Read about ways you can get involved
- See the video about Beyond Toxics
- See what people are saying about us
- Beyond Toxics In the News
- How we are seen…Leadership for a Clean and Just Oregon (2012 flyer of media coverage, testimonials, business support)
- Support our work
- Volunteer with us!
- Be sure to connect with us on Facebook!
- We are proud members of the Oregon Conservation Network, a group of over 40 groups working together on shared environmental priorities. Read the highlights of our 2013 agenda.
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!