OPAL Environmental Justice

BIPOC-Led Organization


OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon builds power for environmental justice and civil rights in our communities.

Bottom Line for Portland

In a typical year, OPAL develops leadership and advocacy skills with more than 150 Portlanders, most of whom are low-income, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and/or youth. Together, we win campaigns on housing, transportation, air quality, energy policy, public health, and other issues of justice in the built and natural lived environment. Successful campaigns in recent years have won reductions in fare for youth and low-income riders, improvements to rider-identified unsafe bus stops, and a 30-minute extension of transfer times to help East Portland residents to access the resources of the broader city at lower cost.


"If it wasn't for OPAL providing resources and guidance, I wouldn't have found this path of seeking liberation in not only having a just transit system, but also in seeking pathways of liberation from racial capitalism. This empowerment, from what I know, is the best way forward for Black, Indigenous, and other oppressed communities." - Cuauhtemoc Mikalauskas, former Organizer-in-Training fellow, current Bus Riders Unite member

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As a frontline base-building organization, OPAL is staffed and led by our low-income communities of color, transit-dependent communities, and people from neighborhoods who experience the immediate and disparate effects of gentrification, pollution, and social injustice. We understand that no long lasting change is possible without leadership and insight from the communities who experience injustice as a lived reality.


All incentives for Give!Guide 2021 have been distributed to qualified donors.

All donors will get a free ticket to the Crag Carnival on 12/4/2021

All donors will receive a “My other ride is fareless transit” magnet, “Environmental Justice = Racial Justice” magnet, or “Environmental Justice = Racial Justice” button from Badge Bomb

One donor (of any amount) will be selected to win: a North Face Stormbreak 3 Tent, a Selkbags Print Sleeping Bag, a Selk'bag Lite 6G Sleeping Bag, a GSI Outdoors Gourmet Kitchen Set 11, and 2 Rumpl Beer Blankets [together valuing over $480!] from evo

Business Partner(s)

Badge Bomb is a local company making delightful buttons, magnets, enamel pins, patches, stationery, stickers, puzzles, and more!

evo is a ski, snowboard, mountain bike, surf, wake, skate, and camp retailer with a big ol' flagship store in SE Portland!

$12,098 raised of $25,000 goal
224 donations
48% of Goal


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Year Founded: 2005

Tax ID: 202782595

OPAL Environmental Justice is in the Environment category which is sponsored by A to Z Wineworks

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