Rally for the Ride Friday 4pm

Do you believe in more affordable, frequent buses in Portland? Does it bother you that TriMet continues to cut the buses & raise fares, impacting the most vulnerable transit dependent communities? OPAL Bus Riders Unite is rallying in support of increased funding for public […]

Urban EJ Panel April 24

OPAL will be joined by the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union on a panel highlighting urban environmental justice community organizing.  The panel is a part of the 15th annual Coalition Against Environmental Racism conference at the University of Oregon in Eugene.  The conference is […]

EJ Training May 16th

OPAL invites community members of East Portland and Gresham to learn and become engaged around environmental justice issues.  OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon is organizing and educating specifically around issues of transit justice and health, working with bus riders, long-time community residents, and in neighborhoods […]

OPAL Engages Nail Salon Health

“You can’t imagine how many chemicals are being used by workers in nail salons everyday.  Most of us do not have enough knowledge about the health hazards of the products we are using.” – Connie, a California cosmetologist who has suffered respiratory problems from […]

Press Archives 2010-2013

2013 TriMet, trying to be more fair, planning e-fare system Joseph Rose, The Oregonian. July 10, 2013 TriMet, activists spar over service cuts Jim Redden, Portland Tribune. July 8, 2013 TriMet execs receive hidden raises, while fares go up Jeff Gianola, KOIN 6 News. May 15, 2013 […]

The Need for Environmental Justice in a “Renewed” Portland

The Need for Environmental Justice in a “Renewed” Portland Kevin Odell, OPAL Co-Founder The City of Portland, within Multnomah County, Oregon, has the highest population density within the state.  Compact development issues are a priority in the region, as the Urban Growth Boundary and […]

OPAL Bids Farewell to Founding ED

OPAL’s Board and Staff hosted a wonderful community gathering in honor of Kevin Odell, founding Executive Director of OPAL in 2005.  Kevin has been a leader and advocate for environmental justice in oregon for over a decade.  He is transitioning to Boston and preparing […]