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Our Recent Victories

WELC’s secret to success is tried and true: take a small but connected and determined force–WELC’s staff–give them a powerful lever–the law–and you can change the world.

Below are case and project specific victories. You can also read our most recent Victory Report publication.

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WELC: An Outside Best Place to Work for the Fourth Year Running in 2022!

WELC believes in taking care of people. Our policies provide for generous vacation time, great benefits, and a strong culture of camaraderie. We’re small enough that we all know and care about each other but big enough to take down powerful corporate polluters and government scofflaws. We get to do high-level, large-scale work and execute it in places we know and love to explore. For these reasons and more, Outside Magazine named us as a best place to work for the fourth year in a row in 2022!

Oregon Business Magazine #9 Best Small Nonprofit to Work in Oregon

WELC offers incredible work-life balance and tons of job flexibility, which among other things led Oregon Business Magazine to award us as one of Oregon’s best nonprofits to work for in 2022. We truly care for one another here, and management takes care of staff not only because kindness is a way of life at WELC, but also because our people are our greatest resource. We want people to stick around, have more fun, and do more good with the WELC team.

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WELC is a law 360 environmental group of the year

WELC: 2020 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Ethics Award Winner

The Better Business Bureau selected the Western Environmental Law Center to receive a 2020 Torch Award for Ethics, reflecting our deep commitment to our donors’ and supporters’ rights, our strong measures to protect their privacy and online safety, and the ethics with which we operate on a day-to-day basis. We are thrilled to receive the award, and will work every day to live up to it.

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