Environment Oregon Staff
Sarah Higginbotham is the State Director for Environment Oregon, where she works to protect clean air, clean water and open spaces in the state. Since joining staff in 2011, Sarah has been the lead advocate on the Solar Works for Oregon campaign, an effort to make Oregon a leader with 250,000 solar roofs by 2025. She has also helped to lead the Keep Plastic Out of the Pacific campaign and successfully advocated for plastic bag bans in three Oregon cities. Sarah advocates in the Oregon State Legislature, before municipal agencies and governments, and engages Oregon's congressional delegation on key federal priorities.
Prior to joining Environment Oregon, Sarah advocated during the 2011 Oregon legislative session for groups representing people with disabilities, renewable energy, and a statewide humane society, among others. In 2010, she managed a competitive Oregon state senate campaign for a progressive candidate. Sarah graduated from University of Oregon with a BA in Journalism and Communications in 2005. After graduation, she spent five years working in journalim and media in Oregon and San Francisco. Sarah got her feet wet as a community organizer during the 2008 presidential election.
She’s passionate about Oregon’s waterways, especially the Columbia River Gorge, which she’s enjoyed over the years as a sailor and a rower.