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August 2017
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Happy Hour in the Garden

August 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 29, 2017

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join us in the garden every Tuesday between 4:00 – 6:00 pm to volunteer in our garden, and we’ll reward you with beer and kombucha! We’ll help maintain the garden through different seasonal tasks, and work on projects as they arise. This event is family friendly. Contact denise if you want specific details for each week, or just stop by.

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Waldo Lake Campout

August 25 - August 27
Waldo Lake, OR United States + Google Map

Spend a few days exploring Waldo Lake. One of the most beautiful places in Oregon, Waldo Lake is motor-free and remains beautiful because of it. From our group camp we will take day hikes to explore the surrounding the area, and provide information about the geology and natural systems that keep this lake pristine. Kayaks and canoes are welcome! Watch for details on the Juniper Group web site: http://bit.ly/junipergroup

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Eco Hero Adventures

August 28 - August 31
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Discover what it takes to grow food, harness solar power, fix bikes and conduct an energy audit. Get around by alternative transportation and be an outdoor guide! Learn how to bike safely around town while learning about sustainable living with the Environmental Center and Commute Options. Explore parks, play games and enjoy the river during lunch-time breaks. Monday through Thursday, 8:30am - 5:00pm Ages 10-12  

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Climate Change: The Science, Solutions, and How to be an Agent of Change

August 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Learn more about climate change and how we can work together to achieve a more sustainable future for our planet. Bend resident, Caroline Skidmore, who was trained by Al Gore as a Climate Leader will be giving a presentation on the science behind climate change, the global impacts, how it affects the Pacific Northwest, renewable energy, public lands, and how we all can be agents of change.

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Happy Hour in the Garden

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until August 29, 2017

The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Join us in the garden every Tuesday between 4:00 – 6:00 pm to volunteer in our garden, and we’ll reward you with beer and kombucha! We’ll help maintain the garden through different seasonal tasks, and work on projects as they arise. This event is family friendly. Contact denise if you want specific details for each week, or just stop by.

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Electric Vehicle Workshop: Get Plugged In – Bend

August 30 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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You’re invited to join The Energy Challenge, a program of The Environmental Center,  to demystify electric vehicles and have a conversation about how a zero emissions vehicle might fit into your life. Come get all your EV questions answered and learn about Central Oregon’s new Electric Vehicle Group Buy Program that can help you save up to $17,500 off the cost of a new all-electric car. You can even come by early to take a Nissan LEAF for a spin. How far can you really…

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Whole Foods 5% Day

August 31 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Whole Foods Market, 2610 U.S. 20
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Whole Foods Market for their upcoming Community Support Day on Thursday, August 31, 2017. What it is… Whole Foods Market Community Support Days take place four times per year to help raise funds for a local non-profit organization. How it works… 5% of Whole Foods Market Bend’s net sales on Thursday, August 31, 2017 will be donated to support the Environmental Center. Why it’s important… The Environmental Center will be using the…

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Electric Vehicle Workshop: Get Plugged In – Sisters

August 31 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Sisters Library – Community Room, 110 N Cedar St
Sisters, OR 97759 United States
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You're invited to join The Energy Challenge to demystify electric vehicles and have a conversation about how a zero emissions vehicle might fit into your life. Come get all your EV questions answered and learn about Central Oregon’s new Electric Vehicle Group Buy Program that can help you save up to $17,500 off the cost of a new all-electric car. How far can you really go? How long do the batteries last? Are they fast? Can I charge at home? How much will it…

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September 2017

Speaking of Fish and Frogs

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Downtown Bend Library, 601 NW Wall St.
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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What do bull trout, steelhead, and Oregon spotted frogs have in common, besides their affinity for water? They are all listed under the Endangered Species Act and are the subjects of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) being prepared by the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Join USFWS field supervisor, Bridget Moran, for a discussion of the draft EIS being prepared for these and two other species (Chinook salmon and sockeye salmon). Bridget Moran is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s…

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September Green Drinks: Earth Advantage-Certified Remodel Project

September 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
107 SE Cessna Dr., 107 SE Cessna Dr.
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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PLEASE RSVP IN ADVANCE! This month, come check out the magic of a home retrofit! Our venue is a home that was recently remodeled, giving you a chance to observe the benefits of retrofitting your existing home into the most energy savvy, healthiest house on the block. This home is a community demonstration project to showcase healthy homes. It will also be the first Earth Advantage-certified remodeled home in Central Oregon! The home was remodeled from 1971 code to 2020 standards, which…

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$2 - $5

VegNet Chili Contest and Potluck

September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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Love making or eating chili? Enter the contest and win a prize at VegNet’s monthly potluck! Please bring vegan chili (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, or bring a different dish if you don't want to enter the contest. Include a card listing ingredients and your own cup, plate, and utensils. This is a family-friendly event. Eat, socialize, and meet the Central Oregon veg community. Suggested donation $2-5 to help cover room rental.

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Bend Open Streets

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bend, 97701 United States + Google Map

Bend Open Streets is a part of a much larger open streets movement, which has taken place in many cities in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobile so that people may use them for healthy and fun physical activities like walking, jogging, biking and dancing. Today, there are more than 100 Open Streets initiatives in the United States and Canada. Bend Open Streets catalyze vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good…

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$2 - $5

VegNet Autumn Trivia Potluck

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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The leaves have turned and fall is in the air! Join us for autumn-themed Trivia, socializing, and eating. Please bring a vegan dish (no animal products, including honey) to serve 6-8 people, a card listing ingredients, and your own cup, plate, and utensils. This is a family-friendly event. Suggested donation $2-5 to help cover room rental. See you soon!

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Deschutes River Cleanup

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunriver Nature Center & Oregon Observatory, 57245 River Rd
Sunriver, OR 97707 United States
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Meet at the Sunriver Nature Center at 9:00am, break into several small groups and head out to locations within Sunriver along the Upper Deschutes and near Benham Falls. Make sure to bring your camera as we will be cleaning up some beautiful locations! All supplies provided, including bags and vinyl gloves. To help make the event more sustainable, feel free to bring your sturdy work/gardening gloves. Come enjoy the day cleaning up the river we all rely upon! Join thousands…

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2017 Energy Challenge Week

September 24 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
Bend, 97701 United States + Google Map

Join The Energy Challenge for the 17th Annual Green Tour to see first-hand how you can save energy at home. From energy retrofits to new construction, we can all save energy at home—sometimes it’s just a matter of learning what to look for.  No matter where you are in your home journey, you’ll get information to help you save energy. Get the latest information on home performance, solar, efficient building, electric vehicles and much, much more. And learn why rethinking…

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