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Our blog tells the stories of the people and organizations, the programs, tools and technologies, that make sustainability real every day.  You’ll find the inspiration and resources you need to put sustainability into action in your life, at home or at work.

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Rethink Waste Project Answers Community Questions

Only 21% of recyclable material is being recycled. That’s what the 2024 State of Recycling Report by…

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aerial view of Barnes Butte Elementary School in Prineville Oregon

Let’s Grow! New Garden for Every School Projects in 2024

The Environmental Center is thrilled to award over $17,500 to 11 schools to support garden-based education and…

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Landfill Field Trips Expand to Crook County

At The Environmental Center, our mission is to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon, which…

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Projects to Reduce Waste Tackle Disposable Dishware, Agricultural Packaging, Visitor Recycling, and More!

Announcing the fall 2023 Community Innovation Fund recipients This year, The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project offered…

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OLCV Releases 2023 Environmental Scorecard

This article has been copied directly from the Oregon League of Conservation Voters’ original post. Find the…

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October’s Farm to School Month Highlights

October was officially Farm to School Month here in Oregon, so naturally our garden team was busy!…

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3 Reasons to Attend the Sustainability Awards

What are you doing the evening of Thursday, November 2nd? We hope you will join us for…

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Repairing is Caring

How does repair fit in with sustainability? Over the weekend, I found myself in Sisters enjoying one…

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Community Responds to Deschutes Energy Future

Deschutes Energy Future Launches August 2023 Last month, our Climate Solutions program launched the Deschutes Energy Future…

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Local Action to Pilot Reusables in School Cafeterias, Expand Bicycle Reuse, and Provide Recycling Education for Visitors

Main photo courtesy of Bicycle Re-Source of Bend Announcing the summer 2023 Community Innovation Fund recipients  This…

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Welcome Kat, Our New FoodCorps Member!

New school year, new faces As the summer draws to a close, we are thrilled to once…

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Meet the Artists of the 2023 Art Walk in the Garden

Welcoming Week 2023 is the week of September 8th-17th! Each fall, the City of Bend participates in…

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