Meet Janet, Our New Business Manager!

January 17, 2023

Welcome, Janet!  We are excited to have Janet Llerandi Gonzalez (they/them) join the Environmental Center as our new Business Manager! In this role, they will be responsible for the important operations that keep our organization running smoothly, from office administration to bookkeeping to managing the facility rentals! Previous to joining TEC, Janet worked in various […]

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NEW! Borrow Reusable Dishware for Low-Waste Events

November 16, 2022

It was a whirlwind, but your daughter’s birthday went smoother than expected, considering the fact that she’s 7 and so were most of the guests. She had a lot of friends, who all had lots of fun and lots of cake. Good for her, you think.   Then, you see the mountain of plastic forks […]

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Welcome Al, Our New Development Coordinator!

October 25, 2022

Al Kolenda (she/her) just joined our team as the Development Coordinator! In this role, Al will be supporting fundraising activities and building relationships with our members at The Environmental Center. Al lives in Redmond and is an avid kayaker, motorcyclist, and fluent French-speaker. She started her position in September and has already been a wonderful […]

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Why Does TEC Support a Mandatory Home Energy Score Program?

October 10, 2022

Can you imagine buying a car today without knowing the miles-per-gallon efficiency rating? Especially these days, the MPG of a new car may have a significant impact on your willingness to purchase the car over another car in your price range. Right now, the city of Bend is considering a proposal to require the provision […]

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

September 27, 2022

Whether you are new to learning about us or you have been aware of The Environmental Center for a long time, you’ll likely notice that we offer a wide variety of programs including sustainability education for local youth, garden education and technical assistance for school gardens, numerous free community events, climate advocacy work at local […]

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Welcome, Wesley!

September 12, 2022

Our Youth Education team has a new Coordinator Over the summer, we brought Wesley Yoder (he/him) on as our Youth Education Program Coordinator, and he jumped right in helping to deliver fun-filled summer camps. Wesley has an extensive background in environmental education, and brings knowledge and skills from his degree in biology with a focus […]

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Welcome Becky, Our New Youth Education Program Manager!

August 15, 2022

Becky Yaeger (she/her) just joined our team! We warmly welcome her to The Environmental Center. In this role, Becky will manage several Youth Education programs including EarthSmart for 4-5th graders, about sustainability, waste reduction, and resource conservation, and Outdoor School Days for K-5th graders, where classes spend a day outside focusing on nature connection, experiential […]

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1% for the Planet Business Spotlight: Fresh Off The Grid

July 29, 2022

Whether you are just learning about The Environmental Center or you have been aware of us for a long time, you know that we offer a wide variety of programs including sustainability education for local youth, garden education and technical assistance for school gardens, numerous free community events, climate advocacy work at local and state […]

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EPA Clean School Bus Application Screenshot

June 16, 2022

Below is a screenshot, for reference purposes only, taken June 15, 2022, of the (easy!) EPA application for Clean School Bus Program funding. Deadline to apply in this round is August 19, 2022. You can only access the application by being registered at sam.gov. You can fill out the application in stages — I’m told it will save […]

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Welcome Sophia, Our Project Zero Intern!

June 8, 2022

Sophia Rosenberg (she/her/hers) comes to The Environmental Center through the PGE Project Zero Internship program, connecting young adults to the green sector through summertime work placements in the Portland area and in Central Oregon. This is our second year hosting a Project Zero Intern, and we are excited to get to know Sophia and to […]

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