State Director, Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center
On staff: 2006-2009; 2010 to present
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Arizona
As director of Environment Oregon, Celeste develops and runs campaigns to win real results for Oregon’s environment. She has worked on issues ranging from preventing plastic pollution, stopping global warming, defending clean water, and protecting our beautiful places. Celeste’s organizing has helped to reduce kids’ exposure to lead in drinking water at childcare facilities in Oregon, encourage transportation electrification, ban single-use plastic grocery bags, defend our bedrock environmental laws and more. She is also the author of the children’s book, Myrtle the Turtle, empowering kids to prevent plastic pollution. Celeste lives in Portland, Ore., with her husband and two daughters, where they frequently enjoy the bounty of Oregon’s natural beauty.
Posts by Celeste Meiffren-Swango
“Electric bicycles in Oregon” webinar on Tuesday, October 25th
New analysis: As renewable energy grows nationwide, Oregon has room to grow
In 2021, America produced three times as much renewable electricity from the sun and the wind as in 2012.
Report: Over 1 million pounds of toxic chemicals dumped in Oregon’s waterways
Industrial facilities dumped over 1 million pounds of toxic chemicals into Oregon's waterways in 2020 according to Wasting Our Waterways, a new report by Environment Oregon Research & Policy Center.
Report: Polluters dumped ~200 million lbs. of toxics into waterways
Call to cut down water pollution as Supreme Court case, 50th anniversary of Clean Water Act, near