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We’re Hiring: Membership & Outreach Manager

October 3, 2019

Position available: Membership & Outreach Manager Desired start date: Approximately January 6, 2020 Location: 16 NW Kansas Ave. Bend, OR Please submit applications by: November 1, 2019  About Us: The Environmental Center (TEC) is a regional hub of environmental education, engagement, and action. With support from our communities, we work to advance a healthy, vibrant […]

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Individual action is crucial… but is it enough?

October 16, 2019

A simple but powerful mission guides our work here at The Environmental Center: to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. As Peter Geiser, one of our founders, says, “It starts with personal change, then change in the place we live, then change in the world.” As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, I’ve been […]

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New Youth Educator: Geneva Mayall

October 10, 2019

This August, we added a new member to our Youth Education team. Meet Geneva Mayall. She was born and raised in Central Oregon and graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies and Biology. Geneva has worked with kids in a variety of scopes including teaching science labs, leading a walking school bus […]

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Green Spotlight: Jose Saldivar

October 1, 2019

Let us introduce you to Jose Saldivar, a Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Intern who’s making a big difference in our local schools! In December 2018, Jose joined our team to work directly with Jackie Wilson – our Education Director, who doubles as the Bend-La Pine Schools Sustainability Coordinator – on energy conservation projects across the […]

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Charge Ahead Expansion

September 27, 2019

Fall 2019 Oregon EV Rebate Program Updates The Oregon Environmental Quality Commission approved the expansion of the Oregon Clean Vehicle Rebate Program, making it easier for people to purchase electric vehicles. Oregonians who bought or leased eligible electric vehicles between Jan. 1 and Aug. 2, 2018, will once again be allowed to apply for rebates […]

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Open the Door to Savings with EPS

September 24, 2019

Open the door to energy savings with EPS Experience the beauty of energy efficiency at this year’s Green Tour. You’ll find homes built for quality, comfort and efficiency, with an EPS™ to prove it. EPS, brought to you by Energy Trust of Oregon, is an energy performance scoring system that gives you an inside look […]

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Welcome to the Year of Solar + Storage

September 19, 2019

A message from E2 Solar, presenting sponsor of the 2019 Green Tour. Solar + storage may be a new term for many, but the 2019 Green Tour marks a transition point for solar + storage in Central Oregon and beyond. You will have a chance to see, in person, solar + storage systems that allow […]

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Summer in our Learning Garden

September 9, 2019

Thank You Volunteers! Last week we wrapped up another great summer season of volunteering in our Kansas Avenue Learning Garden! Our Happy Hour in the Garden open weekly volunteer series is how we are able to get a lot of things done in the garden during the growing season, and collectively those volunteers contributed almost […]

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Green Tour Volunteer Spotlight: Kerie Raymond

September 3, 2019

Our annual Green Tour highlights innovation in sustainable design while still demonstrating how everyday people can save energy at home and at work. Kerie Raymond, a naturopathic Doctor at Hawthorne Healing Arts Center, has volunteered during this event for the past five years! Kerie has personal interests that align with the Green Tour, including energy […]

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Sign Up for 2019-2020 Youth Education Programs

August 27, 2019

This blog post is especially geared toward our phenomenal educators in Central Oregon. Back to school, back to school! It’s time to sign up for FREE environmental education programs with The Environmental Center. This year, we are bringing more programs to you with a new educator (you’ll have a chance to meet her in an […]

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