Oregon Sustainability Board
The Oregon Sustainability Board is an advisory panel which examines current practices of individuals, business and government within the U.S. state of Oregon issuing reports, recommendations and proposals, and develops resources to promote policies and legislation to foster practices which meet current needs in a manner which also consider those of future generations. Originally formed by a 2000 Executive Order by then Governor John Kitzhaber as the "Sustainability Workgroup," which was further defined, empowered and budgeted by the state legislature in the Oregon Sustainability Act, which gave the board its current name. The relevant provisions of that Act set to expire without legislative renewal in 2006, Governor Ted Kulongoski issued a further executive order continuing its existence.
The Board is composed of eleven members from both the public and private sector, all appointed by the Governor and serving at his pleasure, and is chaired by the Secretary of State as the Governor's representative. It maintains a website in conjunction with the Oregon Economic & Community Development Department, and with cooperative support from the Governor's Office, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Ecotrust, and Sustainable Northwest.
- 71st Oregon Legislative Assembly (May 17, 2000). "Oregon Sustainability Act (HB 3948)". Sustainable Oregon (Official website). Oregon Sustainability Board. Retrieved 2006-12-18.
- Kitzhaber, John (May 17, 2000). "Executive Order No. EO-00-07: Development of a State Strategy Promoting Sustainability in Internal State Government Operations". Sustainable Oregon (Official website). Oregon Sustainability Board. Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2006-12-17.
- Kulongoski, Ted (May 17, 2000). "Executive Order No. 06-02 -- Sustainability for the 21st Century". Sustainable Oregon (Official website). Oregon Sustainability Board. Archived from the original on 2007-10-07. Retrieved 2006-12-17.
- Har, Janie (March 11, 2006). "Governor pushes for renewable energy". The Oregonian.
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