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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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Local Action Addresses Food Waste, Single-Use Dishware, and Recycling Contamination

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

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a group photo of people holding signs in support of the building resilience bill package in Salem

On firm financial footing, Oregon must invest in healthy, affordable, resilient homes and buildings in the face of the climate crisis

Original post written by: Brad Reed, Campaign Director, Building Resilience brad@buildingresilience.org, (971) 217-6813 On the heels of…

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Speakthunder Berry Self Portrait

Earth Day Artist Spotlight: Speakthunder Berry

Our annual Earth Day Fair and Parade is just around the corner, and we are especially thrilled…

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Food Waste

April 10-16 is Food Waste Prevention Week!

How much food are you throwing away? Take note during Food Waste Prevention Week Picture this: a…

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Aerial photo of homes

City Hosts Home Energy Score Assessor Boot Camp

City Hosts Home Energy Score Assessor Boot Camp This information was sent out in a News Release…

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Nacho Ruiz

Meet Our 2023 Earth Day Poster Artist: Nacho Ruiz

Here at The Environmental Center, the coming of spring also means our annual Earth Day Fair &…

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school garden in the sun

The Environmental Center Awards Over $23k to Central Oregon Schools and Organizations for Learning Gardens

The next time you pass by your local school or youth center, take a look to see…

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Red Prairie solar array

Save money and support clean energy with Oregon’s Community Solar Program!

What is the Oregon Community Solar Program? This unique program allows you to subscribe to a new…

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Meet Kavi, Our Rethink Waste Project Coordinator!

Welcome, Kavi! We are excited to have Kavi Chokshi, pronounced kuh-vee, like a covey of quails, (he/him) join…

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Meet Janet, Our New Business Manager!

Welcome, Janet!  We are excited to have Janet Llerandi Gonzalez (they/them) join the Environmental Center as our…

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We’re Celebrating 10 Years of Repair Café!

In 2013, we hosted the first Repair Cafés here in Central Oregon. Have you ever been to…

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Winter Break Activities for Kids and Families

Photo credit: US Fish & Wildlife Central Oregon is a winter wonderland, full of things to do…

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