I'm proud to join with over 400 businesses in signing the Oregon Business Climate Declaration! Your business can sign the Oregon Business Climate Declaration by going to: climatedeclaration.us/oregon
The Oregon Business Climate Declaration states:
“There is a clear and present need for action on climate to protect our region’s natural assets, its vibrant communities and its growing economy. We business leaders of the Pacific Northwest endorse the Climate Declaration because we support using energy efficiently, investing in cleaner fuels, advancing renewable energy, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Starting today, right here, the Pacific Northwest can lead the way. We can create a healthy climate and a strong, more resilient economy, by fostering innovation, advancing public health, spurring economic development through job creation and speeding technological advancement throughout our region.”
The new declaration signees come on as regular Oregonians and businesspeople are feeling the effects of climate change: one of the worst droughts in history threatens farmers, ranchers andfisherman; deadly algae blooms and rising ocean acidification will greatly impact the shellfish industry; wildfires cost untold millions and put communities at risk; air pollution and heatwaves hurt people’s health, especially children; and poor snowfall has slowed tourism. Those are just the direct costs and affects.
The Oregon Business Climate Declaration is a project of Northwest Businesses for Climate Action with Oregon Environmental Council and Climate Solutions. It is a companion to the Climate Declaration launched in 2013 by Ceres, a nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization, and its business network, Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP). The Climate Declaration has more than 1,500 signatories nationwide.