5 Things to do This Thanksgiving to Honor Indigenous Heritage

November 21, 2022

It’s the week of Thanksgiving… …which has many of us wondering how, and if, we should still be participating in the holiday as it was presented to many of us (generally white Americans) as children. Collectively, we are becoming more knowledgeable now about the historical accuracy of the birth of Thanksgiving, as described by writer […]

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“Green Drinks” Celebrates Latinx Heritage Month With Upcycled Piñatas!

October 10, 2022

2022 has been exciting, as we have been able to get back to gathering in-person for our various events: Earth Day, the Green Tour, Power Hour, and one of our favorites — the Green Drinks series! Green Drinks is an international concept that brings people together to learn about sustainability efforts. Here in Central Oregon, […]

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Meet The Artists: 2022 Multicultural Artwalk in the Garden

September 9, 2022

The Environmental Center is pleased to host our third annual Multicultural Artwalk in the Garden as part of the City of Bend’s Welcoming Week! This year, the theme of Welcoming Week is #WhereWeBelong, which inspired us to invite artists from all backgrounds and styles to participate in this live exhibit in our space. Read on […]

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ACTION ALERT: Final Push to Pass The Climate Friendly & Equitable Communities Rules

May 12, 2022

Update 6/21/22: The Land Conservation & Development Commission (LCDC) passed only temporary rules in late-May, which means we are not quite over the finish line on these rules. Despite more than 18 months of work and compromise, many opponents showed up at the last minute and pressured LCDC to take a bit more time. And […]

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Día de la Tierra 2022 Obra de Arte de Alyssia Scott

April 18, 2022

Cada año, The Environmental Center se asocia con un artista de Oregon Central para dar vida a su visión de lo que representa el Día de la Tierra. Este año, nos asociamos con Alyssia Scott, una artista de diecisiete años y miembro tribal de Warm Springs. Aquí hay un poco más sobre Alyssia y esta […]

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Earth Day 2022 Artwork by Alyssia Scott

April 8, 2022

Each year, The Environmental Center partners with a Central Oregon artist to bring to life their vision of what Earth Day represents. This year, we partnered with Alyssia Scott, a seventeen-year-old artist and Warm Springs tribal member. Here’s a little more about Alyssia and this special piece of art. I specialize in plenty of mediums […]

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Applications open! Join a community conversation to give feedback on energy expenses

April 4, 2022

Community Gathering to Give Feedback on Living Expenses Focused on Energy Expenses Para leer este información en español, vea abajo.  Huong (Sherry) Tran will be facilitating two 5-7-person focus groups in early-mid May on behalf of The Environmental Center to gain the perspectives of people from communities who have traditionally not been engaged by local […]

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A Week of Ideas to Engage with National Farm to School Month!

October 5, 2021

October is National Farm to School Month, and the theme for this years’ campaign, from the National Farm to School Network, is Our Food, Our Future. Our Food, Our Future: Youth Leadership for a Racially Just Food System Youth and young people are the leaders and change makers of tomorrow and today. As National Farm […]

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Meet the Artists from our Welcoming Week:Multicultural Art Exhibit

September 15, 2021

There are so many amazing artists here in Central Oregon sharing their stories. This year The Environmental Center will be highlighting a few local BILAPOC, LGBTQ+ artists at our Welcoming Week: Multicultural Art Exhibit, happening for free this Thursday, September 16 from 4:30-6:30 PM, at The Environmental Center. We hope you’ll join us to share […]

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In solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander communities

March 18, 2021

We grieve the loss of Delaina Ashley Yaun, Xiaojie Tan, Daoyou Feng, Paul Andre Michels, Soon Chung Park, Hyun Jung Grant, Suncha Kim, and Yong Ae Yue.* The murder of eight individuals, including six Asian women, in the Atlanta area on March 15th is heartbreaking and horrific. This is not an isolated incident. Over the […]

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