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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Public meetings of the Oregon Sustainability Board are held quarterly at various locations throughout the state. All meeting dates, times and locations are subject to change, and additional meetings may be added at the call of the chair.

Next public meeting: September 15th and 16th  in Central Point.  You can also attend via Zoom. Agenda coming soon.​

 September 15 Zoom info: 

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87870272416?pwd=RTlOYmtWS3VQdkowNDFha1o5VGxyQT09

Meeting ID: 878 7027 2416
Passcode: 739157

September 16 Zoom info:

Meeting ID: 840 0989 9813 
Passcode: 690287 


​​Public Comment

Meetings provide opportunity for public comment. If you would like to address the Board, please view guidelines for public comment.

Alternate format request

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Board will provide PDF documents on this page in an alternate format upon request. Please contact David Wortman at david.wortman@das.oregon.gov.

2022 meetings 

March 18, 2022   AgendaMinutes

June Agenda

September Agenda​​​

2021 meetings 

December 10, 2021 Agenda

September 17, 2021 Agenda Water Presentation​

June 11, 2021 Agenda​  

April 9, 2021  Agenda    Minutes

March 5, 2021  Agenda​  - Meeting cancelled 

2020 meetings

December 4, 2020  Agenda​    

September 11, 2020    Agenda    Minutes

June 12, 2020   Agenda​      Minutes

March 13, 2020   Agenda​     Minutes​​

​​​​​​Every product has an environmental "footprint" - the resources used and pollutants released over the life of the product. This includes a product's production, use and management at end of life. The "carbon footprint" is the most common type of footprint, but businesses are exploring other types of footprints as well, addressing issues such as the water used to make products, or the toxic chemicals released over their life.

The Board collaborated with the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the State of Washington and an advisory group of stakeholders from across Oregon and Washington to evaluate the potential benefits and challenges inherent in product-level environmental footprinting. Three projects emerged from this collaboration: Case studies, and analyses of food and concrete.

Case studies

Businesses use product environmental footprinting to assess environmental conditions, identify opportunities for improvement, uncover business potential and communicate with customers. Case studies developed for the project include:

Food

Food footprint documents are posted on the Oregon DEQ website. These studies summarize existing product footprinting literature regarding the environmental impacts of a variety of foods - some of which are produced in Oregon, and others not produced here but consumed in significant quantities in Oregon. This information may be helpful to producers and purchasers working to reduce environmental impacts of foods. To understand the context and parameters of this project, begin your exploration with the project Foreward.

There are several food study reports for tomatoes, wine, port, land-based aquaculture, beer, coffee and citrus fruits and juices. You will also find reports on transportation as well as packaging and wasted food.

Sign up for email updates​ on category-level product environmental footprinting of foods.  

Concrete

In partnership with the Oregon Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association​, DEQ has made available to all concrete producers in Oregon a tool that allows them to calculate the carbon footprint of each of their different concrete mixes. The state of Oregon is also providing support for verifying these calculations so that they can be shared with customers in a format called an "environmental product declaration."

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​​​​The OSB, in collaboration with DAS and the Governor's office, has completed a survey of state agency leadership and staff on the topic of sustainability. The survey's aim was to evaluate agency leadership and staff levels of knowledge and support, priorities, perceived challenges and needs with respect to sustainability. Over 330 agency leaders and 1,200 staff members responded to the survey. Both groups indicated strong support for sustainability in their responses.

Final Sustainability Survey Report 10-01-2018

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