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January 2017
$10 - $20

Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Midtown Ballroom, 51 NW Greenwood Ave
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Rooted in a love of fashion, an appreciation of art and a passion for the planet, the Rubbish Renewed Eco Fashion Show is an annual fundraising event for REALMS Magnet School.  Started in 2010, this fundraiser features two eclectic, wearable art runway shows (one that features local students), a live auction of runway garments, a silent auction comprised of local sustainable donations, a pop up “marketplace”, featuring sustainable, creative products from local artists, local food (food trucks providing a variety…

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Free LED Program Volunteer Training

January 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave
Redmond, OR 97756 United States
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You may have heard that we have some very exciting news for 2017 –we have our expanded our free LED light bulb installation program to serve Redmond and Tumalo! We have already reached 2,400 homes in Bend and our goal is to reach another 600 homes in the next 6 months. To put that in perspective, that would help save another ~$60,000 annually in energy costs. To reach 600 homes, we need 600 people to sign up for LEDs. That’s A…

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Environmental Priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln #1
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Environmental Priorities for the 2017 Legislative Session at Pints and Politics Join OLCV and Oregon Conservation Network Director, Paige Spence, for an exciting discussion about this year’s legislative session and how it could impact Oregon’s natural legacy. Learn how, together, we can make important progress for the environment in 2017!  

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$1400 - $1625

SHP Course Begins

January 20
Bend, 97701 United States + Google Map

Take your home building to the next level Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) is a comprehensive, interactive, experience-driven education program for residential and multifamily building and design professionals looking to take their work to the next level of quality. All six monthly modules can be taken individually and each module provides new opportunities to gain valuable insights and eliminate common barriers to high performance building via: In-class lecture, discussion, & hands-on exercises Guest speakers that share past projects, experience, & expertise on…

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Bend Solidarity March

January 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Drake Park, Bend, OR 97701 United States + Google Map

In solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, and similar actions occurring throughout the nation, the Juniper Group of the Sierra Club will join a coalition of local groups and individuals to encourage your participation in the BEND SOLIDARITY MARCH on January 21. "This family-friendly event will highlight the power of  intersectional communities in resistance against hate, fear and oppression in all its forms. The recent election indisputably shows us that everything we value is under assault. We cannot stay silent, and we…

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Deschutes Public Library Volunteer Expo

January 22 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Deschutes County Library, 601 NW Wall St
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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If you are looking for a new opportunity to serve your community, you don’t want to miss Know Volunteers – Volunteer Expo. During the Expo, more than 20 local agencies that use volunteers to reach and serve will be on hand to answer questions about how you can help.  During the Expo, potential volunteers will have the chance to meet with representatives from a variety of organizations including, the Bethlehem Inn, the Deschutes Land Trust and the Humane Society of…

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Forest ‘restoration’ and biomass: trouble for Central Oregon?

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Take a trip up the Cascades Highway and you’ll see what the Forest Service is doing in the name of ‘restoration’. This is just the beginning of an extensive, but questionable, attempt to preclude large wildfires in the Deschutes National Forest. The slash piles from these fuel reduction efforts are slated to feed local biomass projects. Biomass is being hyped as “green” renewable energy, yet is anything but that considering its carbon and air pollution impacts. In this talk, we…

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$10

Assessing the Function and Ecology of a Beloved River System

January 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
McMenamin’s, 700 NW Bond St.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Part II: Deschutes River Flows  Assessing the Function and Ecology of a Beloved River System Please arrive at 6:00 pm to get seated. Speakers: Jason Gritzner, USFS, and Jennifer O’Reilly, USFW. The current condition of the Upper Deschutes River is a hot topic and processes are underway to develop solutions to improve the ecological function of the river. Although the degraded condition of the river has been recognized for years, the recent ESA listing of the Oregon spotted frog has highlighted a…

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Safe Routes to School Redmond Town Hall

January 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Redmond City Hall, 716 SW Evergreen Ave
Redmond, OR United States
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The For Every Kid Coalition is hosting a Safe Routes to School Town Hall on Wednesday, January 25th in Redmond.   In 2017, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to put kids and families first. Let's seize this moment and make our roads safe so that every kid can walk, bike, and access transit to school. Join the For Every Kid Coalition for this community event; bring your friends, and find out how! Childcare will be provided upon request. At this event you…

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$10

Backcountry Film Festival

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sisters Movie House, 720 S Desperado Ct
Sisters, OR 99759 United States
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Grab your winter adventure list and goggles to tune into a night of human-powered winter celebration at the 12th Annual Backcountry Film Festival. The Festival is co-hosted by the Boise-based Winter Wildlands Alliance and Discover Your Forest, the local non-profit partner of the Deschutes National Forest. The wildly successful Backcountry Film Festival will be hosted at Sisters Movie House in Sisters on January 25th, 2017.  Working with our partners at Winter Wildlands Alliance, who will host an additional screening on…

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$8 - $10

Life History & Conservation of N. American Trumpeter Swans

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunriver Nature Center & Oregon Observatory, 57245 River Rd
Sunriver, OR 97707 United States
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A Sunriver Nature Center Lecture Encore! Lecture  by Doctor Gary Ivey $8 SNCO Members; $10 General Public Call 541.593.4394 to reserve your tickets!

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Green Drinks Expo

January 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Old Stone, 157 NW Franklin Ave.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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**NEW THIS YEAR!** Please register for Green Drinks events in advance. You can sign up for the January event here. We're kicking off 2017 with a Green Drinks expo in order to feature our Green Spot businesses that don't have the space to host alone. Join us at The Old Stone Bend and get to know a few local companies doing great things, including: Cascade Financial Strategies Sunlight Solar Energy Soup Cycle Import Performance Angelina Organic Skin Care Kôr Community…

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Public Lands 101

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
FootZone, 842 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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As Central Oregonians, we love the great outdoors but how much do we know about the lands we’re playing on? Join us for an evening where we’ll learn about public lands management in Central Oregon, the organizations involved in managing and conserving those lands, and opportunities to get involved. COTA, US Forest Service, ONDA, Meissner Nordic, BLM, and more will be in attendance. We’ll have beer and giveaways too!

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January Nature Night

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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My life on trails—what a cougar taught me about conservation Trails play a major role in the life of many Central Oregonians—whether in city parks or mountain wilderness. But have you ever thought about how those trails came to be? Join 27-year Deschutes National Forest trails specialist John Schubert for an evening on trails. Learn about the rich history of trails and how contemporary design, construction, and maintenance strive to minimize our impacts on nature. Finally, John, renowned trail designer…

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February 2017

SOLVE IT for Earth Day: Project Apps Due

February 1
Bend, 97701 United States + Google Map

SOLVE is now accepting project applications for SOLVE IT for Earth Day 2017 on Saturday, April 22nd. Applications due February 1st.  As the number of people visiting and moving to our beautiful state continues to grow, it has become more important than ever to keep it clean and healthy! Let's come together to make this Earth Day the largest ever, picking up litter, removing invasive plants, and planting native trees and shrubs across Oregon. Together we can make sure Oregon can…

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