Local change.
A world of difference.

Our mission is to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. To us, that means driving local change that makes a world of difference.

What's Happening!

Stay up to date on our upcoming events and program offerings.

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Join The Climate Movement Challenge Today!

We're kicking off our biggest fundraising campaign of the year from June 10-August 8 with a challenge that will get you outside and moving in the name of taking climate action! Create an individual fundraising account or join a team today, and turn your miles, steps, routes, or other type of movement into inspiration.

Join us in celebrating our 35th year as a non-profit by helping us meet our fundraising goal of $35,000!

Save The Date: Green Building Tour Returns September 28

Site host applications are now open for the 22nd Green Building Tour!

Sign Up for a Free Home Energy Assessment

We're working with Energy Trust of Oregon to connect qualifying homeowners and renters to low or no cost upgrades that will boost home energy efficiency. See if you qualify and sign up for a free assessment today!

Our Programs

Putting our passion to work every day to protect our planet, her people, and the future our children will inherit. Join us!

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Envisioning a community that makes responsible decisions about the consumption, use, and disposal of materials.

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Decarbonizing our energy, transportation, and waste systems to tackle climate change head on.

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Helping students understand the connection between humans and the environment, and to make decisions that reduce their impact.

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Growing a network of garden educators and a “Garden For Every School” in Central Oregon.

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Working together to strengthen policies and infrastructure that protect the environment and support economic success.

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Hosting a number of events throughout the year to educate, engage, and empower Central Oregon residents and visitors.

Eco Central

Investing in a vision of Central Oregon as a region that is both ecologically sustainable and economically vibrant.

The Eco Central campaign is shaping the future of our community and planet through education, advocacy and collaboration — all from a new, planned permanent facility that will be a community hub for action.

The Hub

Since 1988, we’ve been your go-to resource, community convener, and friendly neighborhood sustainability hub

Join the Green Workforce!

Find out about current job openings at The Environmental Center, or browse other environment and sustainability-related opportunities here in the region.


Host a meeting or event at TEC

Located in the heart of downtown Bend, The Environmental Center offers a wonderful meeting space for your next event. Each year, we host over 500 meetings from workshops and training events to private parties and clubs.

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Make your next event green with reusable dishware

The Rethink Waste Project offers durable dishware kits in an effort to encourage the community to make the switch from disposables to reusables. Three (3) kits are available in sets of (25) place settings. A kit includes: cups, bowls, plates, spoons, forks, and knives.

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Check out these upcoming events happening right here in Central Oregon!

Featured Event

Repair Café at SCP Redmond

Join us for Repair Café with host SCP Redmond Hotel! Please RSVP here to let us know…

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Upcoming Events