Protecting Oregon's Environment
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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality



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sustainability The concept of sustainability means using, developing and protecting resources at a rate and in a manner that enables people to meet their current needs and also provides that future generations can meet their own needs. Sustainability requires simultaneously meeting environmental, economic and community needs. Implementing sustainable practices means improving our quality of life without depleting the resources future generations.

DEQ has a number of projects and programs that support sustainability. These include both internal efforts to reduce our agency's impacts as well as external efforts to encourage and promote effective efforts by businesses and communities. A few examples are listed below.

Sustainability Programs

Additional Resources

Success Stories



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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is a regulatory agency authorized to protect Oregon's environment by
the State of Oregon and the Environmental Protection Agency.

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