We’re Celebrating 10 Years of Repair Café!

January 13, 2023

In 2013, we hosted the first Repair Cafés here in Central Oregon. Have you ever been to one of our Repair Cafés? Repair Cafés are held all around the world, and connect people with broken stuff to people who like to fix stuff. Repairing with other people saves natural resources, prevents waste, and cultivates community. […]

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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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Earth Day 2022: A Great Success!

April 27, 2022

We know not all heroes wear capes, but these two earth day heroes sure are rocking theirs! photo credit: www.thesaltyboob.life First, a huge thank you is in order to all who showed up to participate in our first large in-person gathering since 2019. Seeing folks together again, enjoying the beautiful sunshine and celebrating Earth Day […]

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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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Get To Know The Earth Day 2022 Performers

April 13, 2022

Drummers, dancers, and drag queens, oh my! The excitement around The Environmental Center office lately has been palpable, and we all know why: our Earth Day Fair and Parade planning is coming along and seemingly every day brings in news of a confirmed performer for the event. Not only are these performers going to join […]

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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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Mountainfilm on Tour – Bend 2022: The 19th annual fundraiser for The Environmental Center

March 8, 2022

The Environmental Center has been bringing Mountainfilm on Tour to Bend for 19 years as its annual fundraiser. The event showcases a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed documentary films curated from the annual Mountainfilm festival held in Telluride, Colorado. In 2022, two weekends of powerful documentaries were shown virtually. Each show featured different films that […]

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A Virtual Twist on Repair Café

November 9, 2021

The Environmental Center’s Rethink Waste Project coordinates with an amazing group of volunteer fixers to host Repair Cafés every few months. These free events connect people with broken stuff to people who like to fix stuff – they’re all about repairing things together. Stuff like, jewelry, small appliances and electronics, outdoor gear, clothing, and more. […]

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