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

Summer Social with Summer Associates, Clerks, and Interns–Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 4:30 – 6 pm at Tonkon Torp LLP, 888 SW 5th Avenue, Ste. 1600, Portland: This summer, dozens of future Oregon lawyers will be working in law firms, government agencies, courthouses, and public interest organizations.  Please come meet them and talk with them about the intersections of sustainability and law, and how you weave sustainability into your practice. Please bring along summer associates or interns in your office. Appetizers and beverages will be served, and there will be DOOR PRIZES.  There will be a brief presentation by the Sustainable Future Section Executive Committee, but this is mostly a time to get to know future colleagues and section members. Please RSVP by June 7, 2018 to jeri.chavis@tonkon.com, 503-802-2110.

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