Mission Statement

The Sustainable Future Section supports sustainability within the Oregon legal profession and the practice of law through (1) educational programs, (2) examination of the integration of law and sustainability, and (3) dialogue about the needs and interests of future generations.

What’s New

National Monument Review Process CLE: Tuesday January 9, 2018 from noon to 1:30 in the 21st floor conference room at the Wells Fargo Center (1300 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland), featuring Susan Jane Brown of the Western Environmental Law Center and Lawson Fite of the American Forest Resource Council; free to Sustainable Future Section and Environmental & Natural Resources Section members; $20 for nonmembers (payable at door). Teleconference available for Sustainable Future Section and Environmental & Natural Resources Section members upon request. RSVP: Cindy Reyes, cindyreyes@dwt.com.

The Clean Energy Jobs Bill Straight from the Workgroup Chairs: Mark your calendar for this CLE on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from noon to 1:30 at Tonkon Torp in Portland, featuring Senator Michael Dembrow, Representative Ken Helm, and Meredith Connolly from Climate Solutions. Stay tuned for additional info.

2017 Eco-Challenge: The 2017 Eco-Challenge was a great success! OSB Sustainable Futures Section’s team made some big impacts on our environment and in our communities this year. As a team we saved over 76 pounds of carbon dioxide from entering our atmosphere, spent up 1,590 minutes exercising, had up to 33 organic meals consumed, and saved over 700 gallons of water! We also spent more time outside and less time in front of our screens, which is beneficial for both body and mind.

THANK YOU to all who participated. This event is always a fun way to challenge ourselves, create new habits and celebrate the things we already do to make a difference. Please keep an eye out for next year’s Eco-Challenge and until then continue to challenge yourself to make small changes in your everyday life to benefit our environment and our communities.

Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section Climate Change Task Force Report