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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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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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Stories from the Garden: Fall 2022

Although the garden is currently under a blanket of snow, Denise and Adrienne (along with volunteers, parents,…

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How to Make a Public Comment

Photo taken in 2016: Russ Donnelly, Mike Riley, Skylar Grayson, Nikki Roemmer at City Council Communicating with…

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5 Things to do This Thanksgiving to Honor Indigenous Heritage

It’s the week of Thanksgiving… …which has many of us wondering how, and if, we should still…

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NEW! Borrow Reusable Dishware for Low-Waste Events

It was a whirlwind, but your daughter’s birthday went smoother than expected, considering the fact that she’s…

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Our First School Garden Bike Tour

It was a sunny Saturday in October… Earlier this month, a group of 10 folks biked to…

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Welcome Al, Our New Development Coordinator!

Al Kolenda (she/her) just joined our team as the Development Coordinator! In this role, Al will be…

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

2022 has been exciting, as we have been able to get back to gathering in-person for our…

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Welcome to your new energy efficient home

Why Does TEC Support a Mandatory Home Energy Score Program?

Can you imagine buying a car today without knowing the miles-per-gallon efficiency rating? Especially these days, the…

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1% for the Planet Business Spotlight: Megan Marie Myers Art

Whether you are new to learning about us or you have been aware of The Environmental Center…

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