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: 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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Welcome Amelia Corbari, our new Communications Coordinator!

March 16, 2022

Amelia Corbari (she/her) just joined our team as the Communications Coordinator! In this role, Amelia will be a storyteller for The Environmental Center — sharing resources, announcements, and ways to get involved with our programs. Amelia, who grew up in Eugene, just relocated here from the Willamette Valley where she worked for a Portland-based organization […]

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MountainfIlm on Tour-Bend Goes all Virtual for 2022

February 2, 2022

Every year, we look forward to connecting with our Central Oregon community at Mountainfilm on Tour-Bend at the Tower Theater. This great event features stories of adventure, climate change, culture and resilience from around the world. Given the current COVID-19 situation in Central Oregon, we’ve made the difficult decision to move our in-person event at […]

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Welcome Harper, Rethink Waste Project Intern!

December 6, 2021

We’re excited to announce we have another new face at The Environmental Center. Please help us welcome our Harper to the Rethink Waste Project team! You might recognize Harper if you tuned into the Sustainability Awards Youth Panel. Over the next few months, Harper will support the Rethink Waste Project by researching and piloting a local […]

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Welcome Grace, our newest AmeriCorps member

November 16, 2021

We are excited to have Grace Andrews joining our team to expand our capacity to dig into some important and timely energy conversations in our region.  Grace is an AmeriCorps member with Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE), a program that increases capacity for communities across Oregon to tackle community-based projects. Grace graduated from Colby […]

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2021 Sustainability Awards Winners Announced

November 4, 2021

The Environmental Center announced the 2021 Sustainability Award winners during a live-streamed celebration from Open Space Event Studios on Thursday, November 4.  The Environmental Center presented three Sustainability Awards to: Well Rooted Farms Kôr Community Land Trust Bend Bikes Read more about them below.  Award recipients were selected by a community review committee. Nominees were […]

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Garden Project at East Bend Boys and Girls Club

November 1, 2021

While the Garden for Every School team has been partnering with the Downtown Boys & Girls Club for the last decade, this summer was the first time we worked with staff and students at their small East Bend Club to help install a small learning garden on site. As this space has in ground irrigation, […]

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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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Welcome Adrienne, Our Newest FoodCorp Member

September 1, 2021

We’re very excited to announce we have another new face at The Environmental Center! Please help us welcome our newest FoodCorps Service Member, Adrienne Atkins!  Adrienne started her service term at the beginning of August, and after a week of national training, jumped right into working with kids in the garden this past month. She will […]

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Staff Spotlight: Katie Zieber

August 3, 2021

We’re thrilled to welcome Katie Zieber (she/her) to The Environmental Center team in the role of Communications Coordinator! This is a brand new role for the organization, and one that we’ve been excited about adding for a long time. Katie will be crafting our newsletters, engaging with you on social media, providing resources via our […]

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