“Sustainability is doing business with an eye to the triple bottom line — economy, community and environment. Oregon state government must define sustainability, produce goals within state government to achieve sustainability, identify challenges to achieving sustainability and measure our performance based on sustainability.”
- Oregon Governor Kulongoski, June 17, 2003, EO 03-03
Transportation and Sustainability
The Oregon Department of Transportation is proud to be a leader in the state and the nation in sustainability. ODOT is the first transportation agency to have a comprehensive Sustainability Plan. ODOT welcomes the challenge to continue improve our efforts to protect the natural beauty of our great state, while providing a safe, efficient transportation system.
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Sustainability Program Management and Governance
ODOT’s Sustainability Program manager is Margi Bradway. Margi is a long time Portland resident with a background in environmental science. Before law school Margi worked for the National Wildlife Federation in Washington, D.C. on national wetlands policy. During law school at Lewis and Clark College, Margi worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Oregon Department of Justice in the Natural Resources Division. Margi was also an environmental attorney at Stoel Rives.
Margi is committed to sustainability in her personal life, from bike commuting to eating organic, local food. This job is an opportunity to combine her personal beliefs about sustainability with her expertise in law and policy.
Liz Hormann is a sustainability planner at ODOT. Born and raised in Oregon, Liz earned her degree in political science at Macalester College, in St. Paul, Minnesota. During her semester abroad she worked on climate change adaptation and other environmental issues at the Scottish Parliament, where she worked for the former Environmental Minister.
At ODOT Liz works in the Sustainability Program where she develops research reports, policy memos, and communication materials on issues ranging from ODOT's recycling policy to sustainable design and construction in ODOT Project Delivery to alternative commuting options for employees. Liz is also working on climate change adaptation issues and strategies for ODOT.