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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 12-13, 2019, Astoria, Oregon. Location TBD.

Public Comment

Meeting agendas include time for public comment. If you would like to address the Board, please view guidelines for public comment.

Alternate formal 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@oregon.gov.


2019 meetings

May 17, 2019 Agenda

February 15, 2019 Agenda


2018 meetings

November 16, 2018 Agenda

August 16-17, 2018 Agenda 

April 20, 2018 Agenda​

January 26, 2018 ​Agenda

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​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 collorated 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 acquaculture, 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 Sustainbility Survey Report 10-01-18.pdfFINAL Sustainability Survey Report 10-01-18.pdf​​
John Miller, Chair
Rex Burkholder, Getting to 2100
Serena Dietrich, Business sustainability consultant
Dr. Lisa Gaines, Institute of Natural Resources, Oregon State University
Dr. Roje Gootee, Rush Creek Ranch
David Gremmels, Owner, Rogue Creamery
Lori Hollingsworth, Owner, Back in Touch Massage
Mark Nystrom, City of Eugene Climate Resilience Office
Rory Schmick, Stillwater Energy

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​​​Contact:
 
David Wortman
Statewide Sustainability Officer
 
971-304-8733
  
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