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WHAT: Eugene Environmental Film Festival, 10 Days of Films and Action
workshops, speakers, coffee and cocktails with film makers

Main Festival:
9/29 to Oct. 8

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: Saturday, September 30th, 9 AM to 12 Noon

WHERE: Mount Pisgah Arboretum : 34901 Frank Parrish Road, Eugene OR 97405 (google map)

Join Mount Pisgah Arboretum and Beyond Toxics for a fun morning of learning and volunteering. We'll do a bit of weeding, plant native plants, build DIY bee houses, and learn a bit about the ecology of some of the region's native bees. Meet at the Arboretum Education Building. A parking pass and tools will be provided to all volunteers.

Visit Mount Pisgah's Workshops Page for more information and to sign up.



Beyond Toxics is hosting Day 7 of the EEFF including the showing of "The Last Bumblebee"
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: Thursday, October 5th, beginning at 5:30 PM
Film showing about 6:15 PM

WHERE: Eugene Art House : 492 E 13th Ave, 97401, Eugene, OR 97401 (google map)
Followed by a panel discussion immediately following the film

The Last Bumblebee (81m): In 2006, the iconic bumblebee referred to as "Franklin's Bumblebee" was last seen on the landscape in the mountainous region of Ashland, Oregon. Since then, search team's have been looking every year for it, in hopes of finding the bumblebee. Franklin's Bumblebee has been put on the Endangered Species List, but more importantly, if searchers aren't able to find the bumblebee, it will be the first bumblebee to ever go extinct. This has been a trend for other species of bumblebees over the past 30 years as well, and researchers want to know why. This film dives deep into discovery, and offers some solution as to how we can save the last bumblebee before it's too late.

Join Beyond Toxics, the Center for Biological Diversity, XERCES, US Fish and Wildlife, and The Last Bumblebee Team for a panel discussion on Bees and conservation.

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Join us for a fundraiser at Cornucopia Restaurant at both locations! All day, Monday, October 2nd Save the date to Save Oregon’s Bees!


Save the date to Save Oregon’s Bees!

Join Beyond Toxics at each Eugene Cornucopia location on Monday, Oct. 2 all day long to celebrate native pollinators! Proceeds from sales that day will be donated to Beyond Toxics and our efforts to Save Oregon’s Bees. While you’re grabbing a delicious bite, be sure to sign our petition to ask the governor to recognize Oregon Native Pollinator Awareness Day on May 15. We’ll also have fun pollinator activities and T-shirts for sale!

WHERE: Cornucopia Eugene Locations - 17th & Lincoln and 5th & Pearl

WHEN: Monday, October 2nd - All Day, 11:30 am - 8 pm

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WHAT: Support the Climate Protection Program Rally!

WHEN: Friday, September 29th at 9 AM

WHERE: Oregon Supreme Court building (google map)

Oregon's cornerstone Climate Protection Program is under attack. The oil and gas industry is fighting tooth and nail to weaken the CPP's protections for climate and communities, including through their ongoing litigation threatening to rollback the program entirely.

The oral arguments in the oil and gas industry CPP litigation are scheduled for next Friday, September 29th at 9:00 am at the Oregon Supreme Court courtroom. This important milestone provides an opportunity to demonstrate broad public support for the CPP, uplift the many climate, public health, economic, and community benefits of the program, and spotlight ongoing oil and gas industry efforts to overturn the CPP's protections.

We invite you to join us for a pro-CPP rally/visibility event next Friday, September 29th at 10:30 am outside the Oregon Supreme Court building. The event will feature remarks from partners representing business, climate, and environmental justice communities; signs will be provided at the event! All are also welcome to listen into the oral arguments.

Please let us know if you plan to join us by filling out this RSVP form.

Join our effort to urge the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to safeguard the integrity of CPP. | Read the Talking Points and Sample Testimony

Join us for a walk in a lush Pacific Northwest forest to learn more about resilient forestry practices! 2 more scheduled this year!


Two more resilient forestry Tours scheduled for October!

Resilient Forestry Tours: Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 15, 2023 Sign up to reserve your spot(s) TODAY! MORE information

SAVE THE DATE: October 10th

Buried Trash: How Landfills Pollute Our Future and What We Can do About It

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WHAT: "Buried Trash: How Landfills Pollute Our Future and What We Can do About It"


WHEN: Tuesday, October 10th from 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

WHERE: Corvallis Community Center (google map)

Landfills, like Coffin Butte Landfill near Corvallis, are silent sources of greenhouse gases, groundwater pollution and microplastics pollution. We can change that! Beyond Toxics is hosting a community education event to understand the long term risks of landfill pollution and ways to make Oregon a leader in upstream, climate-smart waste management.

Our speakers are Katherine Blauvelt, the circular economy director of Industrious Labs, will speak about the climate change impacts from landfills, and Anja Brandon, director of US plastics policy at the Ocean Conservancy, will discuss microplastic pollution impacts on rivers and oceans. There will be refreshments and an opportunity for questions.

All are welcome!

Download the Buried Trash flyer (PDF)

For more information, contact Mason:



Katherine Blauvelt (she/her) Circular Economy Campaign Director Katherine leads Industrious Labs' Circular Economy Campaign, working with partners to advance policies and strategies that minimize existing landfill methane and other toxic emissions, prevent food waste, and ensure diversion of new organic waste from being landfilled. Katherine has over twenty years of experience in coalition building, overseeing and leading large-scale programs, federal and state economic and energy policy development, and generating collaborative solutions alongside community leaders to advance equity and achieve programmatic improvements and policies that improve people’s lives. Most recently, she served as the Assistant Commissioner of the Division of Energy Resources at the Minnesota Department of Commerce. A graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, she is a Truman Scholar. She resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota and works across the country.

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Dr. Anja Brandon (she/her) Associate Director of U.S. Plastics Policy at Ocean Conservancy Dr. Anja Brandon is the Associate Director of U.S. Plastics Policy at Ocean Conservancy working to advance policy solutions at the state and federal level to eliminate plastic pollution and support the transition to a circular economy. Anja has helped draft landmark state and national legislation regulating plastic pollution, most recently as part of the team of environmental advocates that helped draft and pass the strongest plastics legislation in the country, SB 54 in California. Dr. Brandon has been an invited speaker and lecturer on plastics policy and her scientific work at national and international conferences and at universities across the country. Prior to joining Ocean Conservancy, Anja was the AGU/AAAS Congressional Science Fellow in the office of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR), where she was the lead policy advisor on issues including plastics, ocean and water pollution, and toxic pollutants. Anja holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and Science from Stanford University where she was awarded an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship for her work. Her doctoral research focused on understanding plastic waste management challenges and developing novel methods to break down common plastics.


Environment Oregon, Clean Air Now Coalition, Valley Neighbors for Environmental Quality and Safety (VNEQS)



Resilient Leaders in Action - EJ Leadership Training
Register by Oct. 16th

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Are you passionate about community resilience and community action? We're offering in-depth workshops for local BIPOC High School students (Eugene/Springfield Area) who are inspired to learn more about community organizing!

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