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Between record heat waves, horrific smoke and debilitating drought, we are all experiencing the anticipated effects of climate change first-hand. And while the situation is clearly dire, there is still opportunity to rewrite our climate future. Geology professor Hal Wershow will begin by examining how our climate in Central Oregon has already changed and then share projections for what we can expect for the rest of the 21st century. After reviewing the science, he will transition into climate resilience; in…Find out more »
This year, we will be hosting our seventh Sustainability Awards event to commend the determined and persistent change-makers in our local communities who are essential to achieving a sustainable future. We recognize local leaders — individuals, businesses, organizations, and community programs/projects— who are advancing a healthy environment, a prosperous economy, and social equity. Featuring a youth panel discussion and stories from Central Oregon leaders. Join us in celebrating local champions of sustainability. This event was planned to be in person,…Find out more »
OTHER SIDE OF THE HILL explores the impacts of a changing climate in rural Eastern Oregon
- as seen through the eyes of local leaders on the ground. Join us as we watch this film and discuss how we in Deschutes County can find a future for clean energy. We’ll be joined by Deschutes County Commissioner Phil Chang as well as Nick Johnson and Jim Walls, two of the featured leaders in the film.