Meet Udara, our new Rethink Waste Program Manager!

July 19, 2021

The Rethink Waste Project has welcomed a new team member! Udara Abeysekera (she/her) will be the new Program Manager. Our previous Program Manager, Ani Kasch, is moving on to new work and her humor and passion for reducing waste is going to be missed.   Udara moved to Central Oregon to be closer to family, […]

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Gardening with Kids at the Environmental Center

June 4, 2021

Spring is officially here, and Summer is right around the corner! One of the best parts of Spring is being able to plant in the garden and watch tiny seeds grow into strong and beautiful plants. Planting in the garden is a simple way to get little ones outside in the sun, and allows them […]

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We’re Hiring: Membership & Corporate Giving

June 1, 2021

Join the team! We’re looking for a team member who can help take our fundraising to the next level. Applications are due July 6, 2021 July 25, 2021. This is an abbreviated job description; please read the full announcement here.  The Membership & Corporate Giving Manager (MCGM) is a key part of our team that […]

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Finding Worms in the Garden with Student Scientists

May 21, 2021

When playing outside, do you ever see a squirming little worm digging into the dark soil? That is an earth scientist at work! This week’s Lunch Bite Highlight focuses on worms we might find in our garden this spring while planting seeds. We love worms here at The Environmental Center, and being able to allow […]

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Springing into the Garden

May 14, 2021

Summer is almost here, and that means busy things for our Garden for Every School team. While our work with schools is quickly wrapping up, our on site learning garden is just taking off. Here are some highlights from this past interesting school year and a sneak peek ahead. What We’ve Been Up To Farm […]

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We’re Hiring: Communications Coordinator

We are looking for a Communications Coordinator to join our team! Applications are due June 10, 2021. This is an abbreviated summary of the role; please view the full job announcement here.  Reminder: we are also accepting applications for a Membership & Corporate Giving Manager. The Communications Coordinator supports TEC’s success by sharing mission-related information […]

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Creating your own watershed

May 7, 2021

Welcome back to another blog focusing on Lunch Bites from our Children’s Forest of Central Oregon partners! This week’s Lunch Bite highlight is from the Upper Deschutes Watershed Council focusing on… you guessed it… watersheds! UDWC works on restoring and protecting the upper Deschutes River watershed to keep it clean and provide healthy habitats for […]

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We’re Hiring: Rethink Waste Program Manager

April 26, 2021

We are looking for a Rethink Waste Program Manager to join our team! Applications are due May 19, 2021. This is an abbreviated summary of the role; please view the full job announcement here.  The Rethink Waste Project Program Manager leads and manages The Environmental Center’s (TEC’s) Rethink Waste Project (RWP), which educates and advocates […]

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Free Yard Debris Drop off: Spring 2021 Fire Free Weeks!

April 12, 2021

During a wildfire, most homes are lost when falling embers smolder and ignite vulnerable areas around homes. Reduce the risk of losing your home to wildfire and take advantage of FREE yard debris disposal at local collection sites. Recycle your needles, leaves, branches and brush for FREE! Grass clippings, brush, plant prunings, pine needles, pine […]

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Green Spotlight: Rugged Thread

March 29, 2021

Repair!! It’s the key to a circular economy, y’all. In this day and age with planned obsolescence being the norm for everything from our cell phones to our appliances to our CLOTHING, we want to use our money to buy quality items that have more durability and combine that with excellent repair options. Never heard […]

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