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SaveOurSphere Earthy Ale

April 20, 2018

Worthy Brewing has chosen The Environmental Center to receive 50% of the proceeds between April 21 – April 28th. So why celebrate Earth Day when you can celebrate Earth Week? Swing by Worthy Brewing to check out the new earthy ale, “SaveOurSphere,” on tap for a limited time. A few days ago, our staff got […]

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Free LED Program Expands to Madras & Prineville

April 2, 2018

We’re excited to announce that The Energy Challenge is expanding its successful Free LED Program to two new communities – Madras and Prineville! Installs in Madras and Prineville will begin the last week in April, and will run for only five weeks, through May 24. We need your help to spread the word to all […]

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Earth Day Fair and Parade on Saturday, April 21st

March 28, 2018

Take part in a colorful celebration of our natural world! The Environmental Center will celebrate Earth Day by hosting its 29th annual Earth Day Fair and Parade on Saturday, April 21st. The free community event is a celebration of sustainable living and our natural world. This year’s event is presented by Strictly Organic Coffee Co. […]

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Earth Day Costume Workshops

March 26, 2018

Make your own costume for the parade!  We’re pleased to announce two costume-making workshops hosted by local artists: Mask-making Workshop with Debra Fisher Saturday, April 7th, 10:00 – 12:30 @ The Environmental Center This workshop is appropriate for children of all ages; Children under the age of 9 must be accompanied by a parent. Parent […]

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Green Spotlight: HeartSprings Landscape Design

March 21, 2018

HeartSprings Landscape Design has been celebrating our unique high desert terrain since 1991, offering landscape services ranging from concept design through construction and beyond. The common thread between each project is an emphasis on sustainable, native landscapes and natural designs that work in harmony with our surroundings. In doing so, they create beautiful,functional outdoor spaces […]

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2018 Legislative Session: The Good & The Bad

March 15, 2018

The 2018 legislative session is over and, as always, there’s some good news and some bad news from Salem. The bad news is that neither the Clean Energy Jobs or the Home WRAP bills passed. Despite all the support the bills received from Oregonians across the state, the dynamics of a short session and a […]

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Green Spotlight: Stemach Design + Architecture

March 7, 2018

Maybe you haven’t heard of Stemach Design + Architecture, but chances are you’re familiar with The Restore, Immersion Brewing, Spoken Moto, The Bite in Tumalo, La Pine Community Health Center, and 10 Barrel Brewing’s Galveston Pub. Well, these are just a few of the projects that Stemach Design has worked on around Central Oregon. A […]

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Deschutes Water: The Next 50 Years

February 28, 2018

Learn about a new study that will shape water management for years to come. Water is a precious resource in our high desert region. And while we are blessed with a lot of it, we also have a lot of needs to meet. With agriculture, fish and wildlife, recreation, and rapidly growing cities, there are […]

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City of Bend Needs Volunteers to Help Develop its Climate Action Plan

February 14, 2018

Do you want to see the Bend community become a leader in reducing climate pollution? Now is your chance, by serving on the City of Bend’s Climate Action Steering Committee. Last week, the Bend City Council established the Climate Action Steering Committee to work with City staff to develop a climate action plan for the […]

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Support Bills to Reduce Climate Pollution

February 6, 2018

Updated on 2/28/18: With only 11 days left in this year’s legislative session, it’s time for a final grassroots push to pass the Clean Energy Jobs and the Home WRAP bills. Both bills advanced earlier this month by moving out of their respective originating committees. But legislators are once again culling from all the bills […]

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