1% for the Planet Business Spotlight: Megan Marie Myers Art

September 27, 2022

Whether you are new to learning about us or you have been aware of The Environmental Center for a long time, you’ll likely notice that we offer a wide variety of programs including sustainability education for local youth, garden education and technical assistance for school gardens, numerous free community events, climate advocacy work at local […]

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Welcome Becky, Our New Youth Education Program Manager!

August 15, 2022

Becky Yaeger (she/her) just joined our team! We warmly welcome her to The Environmental Center. In this role, Becky will manage several Youth Education programs including EarthSmart for 4-5th graders, about sustainability, waste reduction, and resource conservation, and Outdoor School Days for K-5th graders, where classes spend a day outside focusing on nature connection, experiential […]

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Día de la Tierra 2022 Obra de Arte de Alyssia Scott

April 18, 2022

Cada año, The Environmental Center se asocia con un artista de Oregon Central para dar vida a su visión de lo que representa el Día de la Tierra. Este año, nos asociamos con Alyssia Scott, una artista de diecisiete años y miembro tribal de Warm Springs. Aquí hay un poco más sobre Alyssia y esta […]

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Earth Day 2022 Artwork by Alyssia Scott

April 8, 2022

Each year, The Environmental Center partners with a Central Oregon artist to bring to life their vision of what Earth Day represents. This year, we partnered with Alyssia Scott, a seventeen-year-old artist and Warm Springs tribal member. Here’s a little more about Alyssia and this special piece of art. I specialize in plenty of mediums […]

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Welcome Amelia Corbari, our new Communications Coordinator!

March 16, 2022

Amelia Corbari (she/her) just joined our team as the Communications Coordinator! In this role, Amelia will be a storyteller for The Environmental Center — sharing resources, announcements, and ways to get involved with our programs. Amelia, who grew up in Eugene, just relocated here from the Willamette Valley where she worked for a Portland-based organization […]

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MountainfIlm on Tour-Bend Goes all Virtual for 2022

February 2, 2022

Every year, we look forward to connecting with our Central Oregon community at Mountainfilm on Tour-Bend at the Tower Theater. This great event features stories of adventure, climate change, culture and resilience from around the world. Given the current COVID-19 situation in Central Oregon, we’ve made the difficult decision to move our in-person event at […]

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Action Alert: Support the Reach Code Bill

January 19, 2022

Urge your elected officials to support the “Reach” code” bill – Legislative Concept (LC) 39 – in Oregon’s Legislative Short Session next month! Update: This bill is now named SB 1518. Reach Code is a priority bill for The Environmental Center, Oregon Conservation Network, and many cities across the state. It will support communities like […]

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Speak Up for Investments in Walking and Biking in Bend!

November 23, 2021

The Transportation Bond Oversight Committee (TBOC) recently finalized its prioritized project plan for the first five years of investments from the Transportation GO Bond that voters approved last year. TBOC will present its plan to the Bend City Council on December 1st and then Council will vote on it on December 15th. This is where […]

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2021 Sustainability Awards Winners Announced

November 4, 2021

The Environmental Center announced the 2021 Sustainability Award winners during a live-streamed celebration from Open Space Event Studios on Thursday, November 4.  The Environmental Center presented three Sustainability Awards to: Well Rooted Farms Kôr Community Land Trust Bend Bikes Read more about them below.  Award recipients were selected by a community review committee. Nominees were […]

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Staff Spotlight: Katie Zieber

August 3, 2021

We’re thrilled to welcome Katie Zieber (she/her) to The Environmental Center team in the role of Communications Coordinator! This is a brand new role for the organization, and one that we’ve been excited about adding for a long time. Katie will be crafting our newsletters, engaging with you on social media, providing resources via our […]

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