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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July Green Drinks | Fire and Flood: Queer Resilience in the Era of Climate Change

July 13th at The Environmental Center, 4-6 and 7-9 p.m. (Two screenings!)

A powerful and engaging story full of brilliant, insightful interviews with over 20 queer and trans people recounting their stories of climate disaster and resilience.

In partnership with Queer Ecojustice Project and Out For Sustainability.

Summer Camp Registration is Open

We have remaining spots left in both of our summer camp options! Eco Hero Adventures (for kids entering 5th-6th grade) and Forest Explorers (for kids entering 1st-4th grade).

June Power Hour | Induction Stoves

June 22nd at Johnson Brothers Appliances.

Everything you need to know about induction stoves. Basics of induction cooking, myth-busting, live demos, incentives, and more!

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

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IN PERSON Workshop: Supporting Gender Expansive and Transgender Youth

The TransActive Gender Project is based in Portland and provides a holistic range of services and expertise to empower…

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Upcoming Events