Meiffren-Swango, Celeste

Author Description

Celeste Meiffren-Swango is director of Environment Oregon, a non-profit focusing on timely, targeted action to win tangible improvements in the quality of our environment. Celeste develops and runs campaigns to attain real results for Oregon. 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, Oregon, with her husband and two daughters, where they frequently enjoy the bounty of Oregon’s natural beauty.

Authored Reports

Microplastics in Water: A Survey of Oregon Waterways