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OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon builds power for environmental justice and civil rights in our communities.

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Environmental Justice Values

Frontline Leadership – The people most impacted should be fairly treated, and meaningfully involved in decision-making.

Self Determination – No one can claim to represent us. We speak for ourselves: youth, bus riders, renters, everyone.

Solidarity – Our organizing and campaigns must work to end all systems of oppression.

Environmental Justice Demands

Racial Justice – Black, Indigenous and people of color’s (BIPOC) ability to move safely through public spaces, educational institutions, personal spaces and inform decisions that impact them is a human right!

Gender Justice – Trans, non-binary and womxn identified people’s ability to move safely without fear of sexual harassment, assault, or unwelcome and non-consensual actions is a human right!

Accessible Spaces – Ability-centered, green public spaces, culturally-relevant food, and sustainable, thriving-wage employment in our communities is a human right!

Climate Justice – Clean air, water, and soil in communities resilient to climate change is a human right!

Transportation Justice – Safe, accessible, affordable, efficient, and decriminalized mass and active transportation is a human right!

Housing Justice – Safe, accessible, affordable, dignified, and stable housing choice is a human right!

The OPAL office is located in the notable Jade district of the unceded territory of Portland, OR. A comprehensive map of the Indigenous Peoples of Turtle Island in this area is available here.

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