Policy Papers

Insight, Analysis, and Perspectives from CSOE


At CSOE, we believe in informed policy-making and the power of well-researched, rigorously analyzed, and thoughtfully presented ideas. Our policy papers reflect our commitment to contributing to the public discourse on key issues that affect our community, industry, and the broader society.

Our Policy Papers

Our policy papers are the product of collaborative efforts among our experts, stakeholders, and broader community networks. They offer insights into complex issues and provide recommendations for policymakers, industry leaders, and citizens alike.

Recent Publications

Below you will find our most recent policy papers. Click on the titles to access the full document.

Greener Schools Campaign

Location: Various Locations Nationwide
Impact: Educated 10,000+ children on environmental stewardship, leading to the establishment of 50+ school-based recycling programs in 2023.

Renewable Energy Initiative

Location: Springfield, Oregon
Impact: Supported the development of a clean energy program that now powers over 5,000 homes with renewable energy, reducing carbon emissions by 20,000 tons annually as of 2023.

Accessing Our Papers

All policy papers are available to the public and can be downloaded in PDF format. If you require additional formats or have questions regarding our publications, please contact us.

Submission Policy

CSOE welcomes submissions from external contributors. If you are interested in submitting a paper for consideration, please review our submission guidelines:

  • Thematic Relevance: Submissions must align with our current research themes and policy focus.
  • Originality: All work must be original and not previously published.
  • Evidence-Based: Submissions should be evidence-based, with a strong foundation in research and analysis.
  • Practical Recommendations: We particularly value papers that provide clear, practical recommendations for policymakers and practitioners.

For a detailed description of the submission process, please visit our Submission Guidelines page or write to us at cso.effectiveness.forum@gmail.com.

Stories of Change

Real change happens in the lives of individuals and communities. Here are some of their stories:

“After attending the Greener Schools Campaign workshops, I was inspired to start a recycling program at my school. It began with just a few bins but now has grown to a community-wide effort that educates and involves students and parents alike. This experience has changed my life and the way our community thinks about conservation.” – Jamie Lee, Nashville, Tennessee

“When the Renewable Energy Initiative came to Springfield, I was intrigued by the potential of solar power. Thanks to the training I received, I now run a successful solar panel installation company that supports dozens of families in my area. We’re not just installing solar panels; we’re installing hope for a brighter, cleaner future.” – Carlos Mendez, Springfield, Oregon

Looking Ahead

While we celebrate our past achievements, we remain focused on the challenges that lie ahead. We are committed to scaling our impact, reaching more communities, and continuing to work towards our vision of a greener, more sustainable world.

Join us as we forge ahead, and be a part of the positive change we create every day.

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Contact Us

For inquiries about our policy papers, requests for expert commentary, or additional information, please reach out to our policy research department at cso.effectiveness.forum@gmail.com.