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Oregon’s Environmental Justice Task Force holds regular meetings for which the public is invited to testify. A Latinx worker speaks about her experiences in Oregon. Photo by Natalie Hardwicke.

There are many reasons to be hopeful!

Our dedicated staff and committed Board of Directors could not do the work we do in Oregon without the generous help of community members like you!

On this page we offer great ideas for how to get involved in your community on behalf of environmental justice!

Beyond Toxics is a statewide environmental justice organization advancing policies that ensure meaningful participation and cultivating grassroots leadership from Oregon’s frontline and impacted communities. Established in 2001, we are a multicultural, inter-generational team dedicated to centering community leaders and building out the true diversity of our state’s vibrant Environmental Justice movement.

See About Us for details on the values that drive our work. | See our Events page
Read about our recent Accomplishments

How You Can Make a Difference


1) Become informed!

Learn more about the issues that matter to you. Explore the campaigns listed below to find one that addresses the environmental health and justice issue that matters most to you.





We are involved in exciting campaigns across these main issue areas:

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2) Online Advocacy!

See all our current advocacy campaigns and Take Action today!



3) Join us for our events!

See our events page to find out what's happening next!

You are cordially invited to join us for one of our upcoming Resilient Forestry Tours!

Saturday, June 8 - Shady Creek Forest, Walton OR
Saturday, July 13 - Shady Creek Forest, Walton OR
Sunday, July 21 - Shady Creek Forest, Walton OR


Former staffers Meet Panchal and Paige Hopkins set up an air quality monitor in Southern Oregon.

4) Work with us!


Position Title: Environmental Justice Policy Manager for Beyond Toxics

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.

Download the full job description (PDF)

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.



5) Join us!

There are MANY reasons to be hopeful…Beyond Toxics remains your vigilant advocate.

Become a member of Beyond Toxics. Read about how you can join

Read more about business sponsorship support. | Contact Emily for more about how your business can support our work.

Read about our recent accomplishments

Read the many testimonials about our work in the community


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7) Volunteer or create an internship with us!

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Left: Yessenia Rodriguez, former intern, worked in our pollinator garden at the Huerto de la Familia's organic family garden in West Eugene.

It is not enough to be compassionate – you must act.

~ The Dalai Lama

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