Our Story

Local change. A world of difference.

 
Thirty-two years ago, The Environmental Center was born to inspire locals to live lighter on the planet. Our work began with a handful of people and a building in the center of Bend. Today, we’ve grown to become a regional leader in environmental education, engagement, and action. Our team works alongside people of all ages, local businesses, and elected officials to create and advocate for meaningful, lasting change.

Through unique programs and partnerships, we strive to engage as many people as possible in our mission: To embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon.