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MAY 22, 2024
Oregon's Energy Future: An Environmental Justice Symposium

Join Beyond Toxics for Oregon’s Energy Future: An Environmental Justice Symposium! Hear from keynote speaker Kathleen Dean Moore and distinguished panelists about Oregon’s transition away from dependence on fossil fuels and learn how we can work together to envision solutions grounded in environmental justice frameworks.

WHAT: Oregon's Energy Future: an Environmental Justice Symposium
Keynote Speaker - Kathleen Dean Moore and a panel
WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Doors open @ 5:30, light refreshments served; event: 6:00 - 8:15 pm
WHERE: Venue 252 Eugene: 252 Lawrence St, Eugene, OR 97401 (google map)


There is a recommended donation of $15 for entry to the symposium and refreshments. Donations are not required, but please consider making a donation of any size to help us continue to do this work and share it with others. Registration required, space is limited.

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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)

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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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