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Water Cycle Education Program Highlights

September 26, 2018

The Environmental Center and the City of Bend are expanding our Water Cycle Education Program to include a pilot full-day field trip around Tumalo Falls. Our goal is to deepen students’ sense of watershed stewardship and boost their awareness through visiting utility facilities, interactive games, exploring models, and discussions with local water conservation professionals, hydrologists, […]

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Green Tour Sneak Peek #3-Locally generated renewable energy

September 20, 2018

Homegrown renewable energy is expanding in Central Oregon–both for residential use and utility-scale and rightfully so. We have some of the best solar potential in the US. This is an opportunity to visit a solar farm and get behind the scenes. Local Cypress Creek Renewables staff will be on site at the solar farm on […]

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Sign up for the Rethink Food Waste Challenge

September 4, 2018

Food waste is a big issue here in the United States! About 1/4 of what people bring home from the grocery store ends up in the trash. In this episode of EnviroAnswers, Ani provides some tips on how to organize your fridge and shop smarter – in ways that will reduce your waste. Are you up […]

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Green Tour Sneak Peek #2

August 31, 2018

In addition to green homes, this year’s Green Tour will also showcase two commercial buildings that are leading the way to a clean energy future. Both happen to be nonprofit organizations and are demonstrating that energy efficiency and renewable energy is good for the bottom line. The new Bend Science Station is a living laboratory for students to […]

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Show us your clean campsite to win!

August 23, 2018

Camping is a great way to enjoy nature, spend time with your crew, and find some peace & quiet. But if you’re generating a lot of trash on your weekend adventures, it’s a real burn on Mother Earth. In this short video, we share some great tips on how to have a CLEAN CAMPSITE!   Now […]

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Green Tour Sneak Peek

August 15, 2018

This year, the Green Tour will showcase a whole spectrum of homes that are doing their part to save energy. Each year, we are fortunate to find homeowners, businesses, and builders who are willing to show us what they’ve been working on and share their ideas so that we can all find the energy-saving potential […]

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Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Completed

July 27, 2018

Results to be presented on August 2nd On September 7, 2016, the Bend City Council adopted a Climate Action Resolution that laid out a clear pathway for Bend to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Now, almost two years later, Bend’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory is complete and action planning is about to get started. Next […]

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Call for Applications for the 2018 Sustainability Awards

July 16, 2018

On November 15, 2018, The Environmental Center will present its sixth Sustainability Awards, honoring businesses, organizations and individuals that are leading the way to a sustainable future in Central Oregon. Applications for awards will be accepted in four categories: Small Business (10 or less employees), Large Business (more than 10 employees), Organization (government and nonprofits), […]

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Garden Grant Update: Three Rivers Elementary School

July 13, 2018

Three Rivers Elementary School in Sunriver had a very unique idea for a school garden! Their goal was to create a school garden project that was manageable in size and scope, but still connected students to growing food. With assistance from our FoodCorps Service Member, Claire, the school designed and built three mobile indoor garden […]

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Garden Grant Update: Seed to Table

July 10, 2018

With their grant from The Environmental Center, Seed to Table Farm in Sisters purchased a small set of grow lights to increase vegetable production for the school during winter months. This allowed the school to increase the amount of produce grown from zero heads of lettuce to 12 heads of lettuce a week! Providing fresh […]

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