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We envision a society where everyone has equitable access to healthy food and clean air and water, and underserved communities are included in decision making processes that affect them.
Together, we move beyond the damaging environmental practices of the past and collectively work to support and maintain ecological resilience and balance.


Oregon's Climate Protection Program (CPP) stands as a beacon of hope in our fight against climate change, compelling major climate polluters to make significant greenhouse gas emission reductions.

Your Voice is Needed to Get Oregon Back on Track

In 2023, oil and gas companies used a legal loophole to shut down the CPP. Now, the DEQ is working with diverse stakeholders to reinstate the program in 2024. Our goal is to strengthen the program and protect it against future attacks by polluters.

The DEQ needs public support to reinstate the CPP against fossil fuel industry pushback! Strong public outcry will help to maintain the program's integrity and ensure it follows rigorous scientific guidelines. The CPP is essential to protect Oregon’s families, workers, environment, and economy from the harmful impacts of climate change. Reinstating the CPP will ultimately reduce our dependence on fossil fuel companies and allow for cleaner energy options to grow. The companies fighting against the CPP have prioritized profit over the quality of our land, water, air and our health.

(Talking Points for your advocacy effort are included)

June 25th DEQ meeting agenda (PDF)

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Listen to the newest episode of Why We Do The Work with Arjorie Arberry-Baribeault, West Eugene Community Organizer for Beyond Toxics. Episode 16, "H is for Hydrogen" features an interview with Kaleb Lay from Oregon Rural Action. We explore the reality of communities grappling with the impacts of industrial pollution and examine the rising concerns surrounding hydrogen fracking in the United States.


Join us for a walk in a lush Pacific Northwest forest to learn more about resilient forests biology and forestry practices!

2024 Resilient Forestry Tours - Coming in July!

Join us for one of our next resilient forestry tours in 2024:

Saturday, July 13 - Shady Creek Forest, Walton OR
Sunday, July 21 - Shady Creek Forest, Walton OR


Most years we partner with small forest owners to host guided tours in biodiverse forests. These projects demonstrate how good forest management can protect drinking water, biodiversity and sequester carbon on the land, all of which are practices that benefit future generations.

Read more about the 2024 Resilient Forestry Tours

Download the Resilient Forestry Tours flyer (PDF)


Environmental Justice Policy Manager for Beyond Toxics

Position Title: Environmental Justice Policy Manager
Contract Status and Hours Distribution: Full-time: Exempt, salaried
Workstation at the Beyond Toxics Office, Eugene, Oregon
Reports to: Executive Director
Annual Salary: Starting salary $65,000, or commensurate with experience and attributes. Merit raise opportunity within the first 6 months and annual COLA. Longevity pay raises offered.
Benefits: Health Insurance, vision and dental, simple IRA contributions from employer following 3 months of employment, paid time off, monthly technology stipend, 10 paid Fridays off during the summer.
Location: The position is based at the Eugene offices and requires a minimum of three days in office combined with remote work.
Start Date: June 2024 (Start date is flexible. Onboarding opportunities prior to hire date)

Position Overview:
The Environmental Justice Policy Manager (EJ Policy Manager) plays a key role in furthering Beyond Toxics’ mission of promoting environmental and climate justice through a wide range of activities including research, advocacy, leadership, policy advancement, and coalition-building. This position primarily involves the development, organization, and management of Beyond Toxics’ environmental justice projects. Responsibilities include leading policy initiatives and representing Beyond Toxics on various coalitions, alliances, state committees, rules advisory groups, and commissions.

To apply:
Please send a one-page cover letter, your CV or resume, and three professional references via email to with the header EJ Policy Manager Application — [your name].

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Interviews will be scheduled for late May and early June, or until filled. You will only be contacted if we invite you to be interviewed for this position. No phone calls, please.

See the full job description and requirements (PDF)


Read more about the threat of a new class of chemicals called PFAs!

PFAS chemicals are a class of chemicals that appear to have infiltrated every corner of our modern world. PFAS’ human-made chemicals are in our blood, clothes, and cosmetics. They are in air, water, soil, sediments, and in rain.

PFAS either are, or degrade to, persistent chemicals that accumulate in humans, animals and the environment. This adds to the total burden of chemicals to which people are exposed and increases the risk of health impacts. | Read more->>

See our new page: Chemicals that were once common and are now banned in the U.S. (information provided by Stuart Greenleaf)


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What’s Trash Got To Do With It? Toxics!

A blog by Mason Leavitt, Beyond Toxics GIS and Spatial Data Coordinator

Over the first weekend of March, I had the opportunity to attend the 2024 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, most commonly referred to as PIELC. Every year, lawyers, policy experts, and activists come from all over the United States and the world to exchange views, strategies, and projects regarding some of the most salient environmental issues currently facing society. My objective was to increase visibility around Beyond Toxics’ burgeoning work on the topic of climate and toxic impacts from landfills. | Read more


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